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The Internal Revenue Service is allowing some 2018 state and local property taxes to be deductible in the 2017 tax year. Those real property taxes must be assessed prior to 2018 and payment must be made in 2017. You will not be able to deduct any prepayment of 2018 state and local...

AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe why Apple Inc. (AAPL) is his “Sell of the Week” for December 19, 2017, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you the information...

This week notwithstanding, optimism about the short-term direction of the stock market has been below average for 40 out of 50 weeks this year in our AAII Sentiment Survey. Given this trend, I was curious as to how 2017 compares to the 30 previous years tracked by our survey....

AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe why Alaska Air Group, Inc. (ALK) is his “Sell of the Week” for December 12, 2017, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you the...

In rock ’n’ roll, turning up the volume is not only welcome, but is often outright called for. While headbangers may want the volume cranked up, investors may prefer to have the volume set on low instead. High volume signifies a large amount of interest among investors. Interest...

AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe why Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (GPI) is his “Buy of the Week” for December 5, 2017, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you the...

Feature Article » The Individual Investor’s Guide to Personal Tax Planning 2017 Our annual tax and financial planning guide is designed to help you assess your current tax situation and plan for any changes that may improve your tax liability both this year and next. Behavioral...

As I write this, the full Senate is considering the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). One provision in the Senate’s version of the TCJA impacts the treatment of capital gains. Specifically, the provision would eliminate your ability to specify which lot you sold if you purchased shares...

In his TED Talk, David Steindl-Rast makes the case for happiness being directly tied to gratitude. The monk and interfaith scholar says people who are more grateful tend to also be happier people. I’m referring to it not only because it is a great talk (to be fair, I’m a fan...

AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe why The Children’s Place (PLCE) is his “Buy of the Week” for November 28, 2017, on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you the...