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The cost of raising a child is at an all-time high of $222,360. And a good chunk of that—16%—is education costs. One way to cover ever-growing education costs is by setting up an education trust. An education trust can pay for school and help avoid estate taxes—we tell you how. more...

- - Personal Finance

The government claims its easing the burden on small businesses, but what are recent initiatives really doing to increase the small business outlook? Check out this breakdown. more...

- - Government & Politics

Thinking about writing off that "business expense"? You may want to think again. Learn which tax breaks to use, and which ones to use with caution. more...

- - Business Taxes

Millions of American businesses are run out of homes, and for good reason. It’s the most direct way to start, and the cheapest way to build an enterprise. Those benefits are obvious in the tough economy–-but for too many entrepreneurs, one simple advantage of working at home is not so easy to see: a gift from the federal government. more...

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When thinking about yoga, sales tax probably isn’t the first thing springing to mind. However, in Missouri, it’s front and center in the minds of yoga studio owners and for some legislators as well. The issue appears to have been building for a while. more...

- - Business Taxes

Though it may seem a bit dramatic, the Federal Estate Tax—all 55% of it—is dead, at least for 2010. Learn how this can impact you and your Will or Living Trust. more...

- - Estate Planning Basics

With the year winding down, we can expect that it will not be known as one of the most prosperous years for our economy. However, that does not mean that we have to forfeit all hope when it comes to our tax bills. Ultimately, there are some great steps you can take to minimize your yearly tax bill.

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- - Personal Taxes

October marks the 25th anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum. In addition to recognizing contributions that rock 'n roll legends from Chuck Berry to Janis Joplin and The Clash have made to the genre, it's also a repository of rock 'n roll memorabilia. Some of that memorabilia is on temporary loan (Janis Joplin's psychedelic Porsche for one), while others, including Johnny Cash's tour bus have been donated to the museum.

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- - Other Tax Topics

Many of us have a Pavlovian response to the word "taxes," and for good reason. So, in the interest of you enjoying this story, try replacing the dreaded "t" with another one word— "windfall."

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- - Business Taxes

More than ever, the US government is giving away money in the form of tax cuts and incentives. Find out how you can get thousands from the government. more...

- - Personal Taxes