Matt Forester

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Benefits Of 529 Education Accounts Expanded Under 2017 Tax Reform

Tax reform expanded the use of 529 education savings accounts to the point that many states are worried it will break their budgets. The accounts now are an excellent way to help pay for a child’s or grandchild’s education at any level<p>You’re probably familiar with 529 college savings plans. They …

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3 Ways to Benefit from a Roth IRA Under New Tax Law, Including a ‘Mega Backdoor Roth’

The tax benefits to Roth IRAs have always been enticing, but now they're even more attractive. Even if you think you make too much to take advantage, …

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You’ll Never Regret Painting Your Entire House in This Color

Take your neutrals game up a notch by painting your entire home in an unexpected hue. Our favorite of the moment is Farrow & Ball Pale Powder (No. …

10 Tips For A Well-Designed Outdoor Space

​From fabric selection to furniture placement, 10 top interior designers share their advice for creating a welcoming outdoor space.​<p>Matthew Yee, of <b>Matthew Yee Interiors</b>:<p>“Make an outdoor area feel like an extension of the house by using the same color palette and style of furniture that are featured …

5 really old stone homes for sale in Pennsylvania’s countryside

There’s nothing else like them<p>As Curbed has noted many times before, old stone homes are beloved here in the Philadelphia region. Dating back to as early as the 17th century, these built-to-last homes are scattered all over the southeastern Pennsylvania countryside, from Bucks County to the …

How to Fix a Mistake on Your Credit Report

If you find an error on your credit report, you should fix it before your credit score takes some serious damage.<p>You've probably heard that it's a …

Why American Workers Pay Twice as Much in Taxes as Wealthy Investors

Let’s say you and I are neighbors. You’re an emergency room doctor, and I don’t work, thanks to a pile of money my grandparents left me.<p>You spend …

The home appraisal process

If you’re buying a home and your offer has been accepted, the next step is applying for your mortgage. As part of that process, your lender orders a …

How More Americans Are Getting a Perfect Credit Score

It took Stan Kelman three years of monitoring and tinkering to muscle his wife’s credit score to a perfect 850. “It’s a personal achievement,” says …

7 Things to Do Before Applying for a Mortgage

Before sending in that application, you want to be properly prepared.<p>With mortgage rates rising as the Federal Reserve slowly inches interest rates …

IRS Eases a Costly Tax Pitfall for Retirement Savers

Savers can now explain why they missed a 60-day window on IRA rollovers, instead of facing a tax bill.<p>The Internal Revenue Service has relaxed a rule …

Here are some tax-efficient strategies you can use to transfer wealth within your family

<b>Using the Educational/Medical Exclusion</b><p>Individuals can pay an unlimited amount for someone else's tuition or healthcare directly to the education or healthcare provider, without using up any of the donor's annual exclusion or lifetime applicable exclusions from gift or generation-skipping transfer …

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