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Natalie Truty, CFP®

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Moving Abroad for Work? Here’s How You’ll be Taxed

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The following refers to citizens and resident aliens of the United States who are not otherwise exempt.   Do I still have to pay U.S. income tax? Yep, sorry - the United States is one of only a few countries that taxes its citizens on their worldwide income, regardless of where they earned that money. Additionally, note that because of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act of 2010 (FATCA), foreign and offshore banks will report any of your assets held there to the U.S. government.  The reach of the IRS extends far and wide. However, you may be eligible to…
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So You’re a New BigLaw Associate

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You’ve done it! Three years of law school, a summer internship or two, several grueling months of bar exam prep, and then – hopefully – some much-needed R&R. All of this has led to you to your first BigLaw associate job, and you’ve got the starting salary – and, more than likely, the hefty student loans – to show for your efforts. The numbers vary, but statistics suggest that less than 10% of associates will eventually go on to make partner at their respective firms (in some cases, as few as 1% will make the cut). Usually by the third…
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The Many Uses of Margin Loans

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Margin refers to an investor’s use of leverage relative to his or her own assets. In other words, it’s “borrowing from your broker,” with your portfolio assets serving as collateral for the loan. How it Works Per the Federal Reserve's Regulation T, each marketable security in your investable account is given a “maintenance rate” which stipulates the maximum borrowing rate. For example, a maintenance rate of 50% indicates that an investor can borrow up to half of the security’s value. Note that retirement accounts are not eligible to be margined. Once you have activated the ability to take margin on…
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