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If there is one day out of the year that Americans dread it has to be April 15th. Sure, people who don’t make enough money to pay taxes usually do their taxes several weeks in advance of the deadline. But tax day cannot get here slowly enough for those Americans who end up paying out to the IRS every year — particularly those folks who earn just enough income to fall into a tax paying bracket.
As April 15th approaches, surveys show that the average American taxpayer spends about eight hours preparing their taxes for filing. And in 2012, Americans filed 144,103,375 million tax returns. That comes amounts to 1.15 billion hours of tax preparation! Of course, these aren’t business owners we’re talking about here, but private citizens with far less paper work to contend with than small business owners.
Despite the New York Stock Exchange’s notoriety, it was not the first stock exchange in the United States. That distinction belongs to the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, which was founded in 1790. Are you considering becoming a first time investor? Beginner investing can be relatively confusing, so read on to learn some straight forward investment tips.
Stocks are a type of security that gives stockholders a share of ownership in a company. Stocks also are called “equities.” Wondering how to invest stock? There are a few options available.
Some companies allow you to buy or sell their stock directly through them without using a broker. These are referred to as “Di (more…)
When purchasing commercial real estate, you need to track the inflow and outflow of profit in order to make revenue. For the most part, commercial real estate is real estate that is used strictly for business purposes. Popular commercial real estate generally includes hotels, restaurants, and office space, although any structure that is not a residence and is being used for some sort of business qualifies as commercial real estate.
Many people choose to invest in commercial real estate developers because doing so is a good investment; it often provides the investor with several tax write offs, and many people think of (more…)
When buying commercial real estate, there are some things to consider. First off, you should consider the size of the building in question. How many different businesses could rent out the place? If you invest in commercial real estate as a form of income, you should look for commercial real estate listings that can house several different businesses. After all, the more businesses you have renting from you, the more money you make.
The basic elements of an investment are cash inflows, outflows, timing of cash flows, and risk. Your ability to analyze these elements is actually key in providing services to investors in commercial (more…)
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