Jonathan Konkler

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7 Ways to Avoid a Tax Audit

Fear not -- you're not likely to be audited -- and you can make yourself an even less likely target of IRS attention.<p>There are lots of things that …

Finance

20% Deduction - Let The Games Begin

The 20% deduction for qualified business income is the implementation of one of the stupidest ideas I have ever heard – the notion that people who have income from ownership of a business should pay less in tax on that income than people who have salaries is absurd. If we wanted to simplify things …

How you think about money can affect how you manage it

By Michelle Singletary<p>Columnist<p>Every Thursday, I spend an hour taking reader questions live online, and I love the opportunity to see what’s concerning people. There are the typical questions about retirement or credit, but people also reveal the psychological issues that affect how they think …

The One Thing Rich People Know About Time That You Should Too

Written by Robert Kiyosaki | Tuesday, December 19, 2017<p>Read time:<p>How much are you willing to invest in free time?<p>I’ve always been a big fan of …

Wealth Transfer: Are You Sure Your Beneficiaries Are Prepared?

Successful wealth transfer is becoming increasingly important now that one of history’s most significant asset handovers is underway. Baby boomers across North America are expected to pass down an estimated $30 trillion in assets to their heirs over the next three to four decades.<p>“The worst thing …

Americans Say It Takes $2.4 Million to Be Wealthy. Here's How to Get There in Time for Retirement

<i>Video by Wochit</i><p>Load Error<p>When we think about what it means to be wealthy, our minds can go in a variety of directions. For some, earning $100,000 a …

These 3 Stocks Grew 20% in 2017, and They Aren't Slowing Down

One of America's biggest banks, China's leading social media darling, and a growing shoe company make the list.<p>This year has been a fantastic one for …

5 Online Tax Calculators That Will Cost You Nothing

Top Free Tax Calculators Online<p>Updated January 08, 2018<p>The Internal Revenue Service website, along with various other websites, offers free tax …

Retire on the Cheap in These Cities

Looking for the cheapest places to retire in the US? We found 15 American cities to consider. With low housing and food costs along with affordable …

Tim's Retirement Strategy: Social Security And Dividend Income Retirement Plan For A Soon-To-Be Expat

I have had the privilege of writing several portfolio review articles for a number of individuals, including people I've met in person as well as …

Baby boomers are retiring — and it's going to have a huge impact on the economy

Few investors understand the magnitude of the looming demographic crisis and its ramifications.<p>The first Baby Boomers turned 70 last year. At the same time, the US fertility rate is at its lowest point since records began in 1909.<p>This disastrous combination means by 2030, those aged 65 and older …

Stock Markets

3 Tips From the Very Rich That Can Help Improve Your Retirement

A "successful" retirement means more than just having money, they say<p>“The rich are different from you and me,” novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald once …

10 books that’ll help you achieve more success in life

If you’re looking for that edge, that secret to success, the answers might already be available to you.<p>While you may think these tips are closely …

<b>Editor’s note:</b> Jordan Kasteler's articles have been removed from the Inc.com archive because his relationship with Inc. has been terminated.

7 things financial advisers wish you knew about saving for retirement

Even if you're sure you'll have enough money to retire, there are no guarantees until you get there. If your nest egg runs short, it will be far too late for a do-over.<p>This is where a financial adviser can help. A financial adviser will know if you're heavy on risk, not diversified enough, failing …

Retirement

A financial adviser shares 5 crucial things you should do before you retire

Regardless of how you perceive that day when work becomes an option, there are things you can do before you retire to help you enjoy your golden years.<p>Buy the big things<p>Do you have home improvement projects that have been put on the back burner, like a new bathroom or a new kitchen?<p>Will the roof …

Time for a change?

Retirement presents a chance to change your lifestyle, including where you live. To help you with that choice, Forbes presents our annual list of the 25 top U.S. retirement cities and towns. To make our 2017 picks, we considered housing and other costs of living; state taxes; crime rates; weather …

Economic Data

Full Show: What'd You Miss? (04/17) – Bloomberg

Full Show: What'd You Miss? (04/17)<p>Full Show: What'd You Miss? (04/17)<p>Full Show: What'd You Miss? …

Markets

Suddenly everyone is obsessed with robots

Lately, the corporate world and Wall Street have begun to shift their focus towards emerging technologies such as robotics and artificial intelligence.<p>The growing use of robotics and AI in industries from manufacturing to finance have intrigued business types (or if you're cynical, made them all …

14 insights about getting rich, from a 90-year-old book on wealth that's still relevant today

Nearly a century ago, George S. Clason boiled down what it takes to get rich in his 1926 personal finance classic "The Richest Man in Babylon." — and the steps are surprisingly simple.<p>He articulates the steps through a collection of amusing parables based in the wealthiest city of the ancient …

Personal Finance

2016’s global wealth forecast

EMERGING markets have given the global economy most of its muscle since the recession ended in 2009. But in 2016 rich countries will account for …

Invite Prosperity into the Home by Identifying Its Lucky Sectors

In the Chinese calendar, 2016 is the year of the Fire Monkey. This energetic wild animal is bound to elicit unexpected outcomes and activate the fire …

Wealth | Making Money | GOBankingRates

13 bad money habits you should break in 2016 to build more wealth

Getting rich is a long-term game.<p>The good news is that starting to accumulate wealth is almost entirely under your control — all it takes is patience, the right mentality, and smart habits.<p>If you want to master your money and build wealth, start by ditching these 13 costly habits as you head into …

Personal Finance

How Millionaires Protect Their Wealth (And What You Can Learn from Them)

You've probably heard this expression before: <b>"Don't put all of your eggs in one basket."</b><p>When most people use the phrase, they're talking about relying too heavily on one person, plan or system.<p>Say there's only one person in your family who knows how to deactivate your home's alarm system. That's …

Retirement

If you have one of these 3 jobs, robots will never put you out of work

A 300-page report released by Merrill Lynch predicts 47% of jobs are at risk for replacement in the next 20 years, with positions in the manufacturing and services industries being at the greatest risk.<p>But the report also highlights that there's one important skill that robots could never really …