Monthly Archives: December 2012

Franchises Are Expected to Outpace Other Industries in 2013 (Infographic). Bkhelpnow.com Susan Salehi Bankruptcy Ventura Oxnard Camarillo Bankruptcy Santa Barbara Woodland Hills Los Angeles CA.

http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/225344  The coming year isn’t likely to be a home run for franchise growth, but it won’t be a no-hitter either. The number of franchise establishments in the U.S. is expected to rise by a modest 1.4 percent to 757,055 … Continue reading

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The Best and Worst Online Franchise Promotions of 2012. Bkhelpnow.com Susan Salehi Bankruptcy Ventura Oxnard Camarillo Bankruptcy Santa Barbara Woodland Hills Los Angeles CA.

http://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/225191 Franchises have taken to social media in a big way–with varied results.From Moe’s Southwest Grill’s viral video of items exploding in a microwave to Pizza Hunt’s odd pizza topping tie-in to the Presidental debates, it was a memorable year … Continue reading

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Taxes on Big Estates and Gifts Slated to Soar. Bkhelpnow.com Susan Salehi Bankruptcy Ventura Oxnard Camarillo Bankruptcy Santa Barbara Woodland Hills Los Angeles CA.

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2012/12/14/estate-taxes-gift-taxes-rising-planning-wealth-transfer/ –Currently gifts and estates of up to $5.12 million are exempt from taxes, but as part of the fiscal cliff, any portion of a bequest that exceeds $1 million will be taxed next year — and at a 55% … Continue reading

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529 College Savings Plans: The Good, the Bad and the Unranked. Bkhelpnow.com Susan Salehi Bankruptcy Ventura Oxnard Camarillo Bankruptcy Santa Barbara Woodland Hills Los Angeles CA.

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2012/12/13/529-college-savings-plans-morningstar-rankings/ Morningstar (MORN) has published its annual analysis of America’s best and worst 529 college savings plans. If you have kids — and higher-education-related hopes for them — here’s what you need to know. Good news first. According to Morningstar, … Continue reading

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Year-End Review: Give Your Workplace Benefits This 3-Step Check-Up. Bkhelpnow.com Susan Salehi Bankruptcy Ventura Oxnard Camarillo Bankruptcy Santa Barbara Woodland Hills Los Angeles CA.

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2012/12/17/year-end-review-give-your-workplace-benefits-this-3-step-check/ As the end of the year approaches, it’s important to make sure you’re not leaving any money on the table when it comes to your workplace benefits. Making the most of what your employer offers can save you a … Continue reading

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Chained CPI: How Washington Is Likely to Slice Social Security Benefits. Bkhelpnow.com Susan Salehi Bankruptcy Ventura Oxnard Camarillo Bankruptcy Santa Barbara Woodland Hills Los Angeles CA.

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2012/12/18/chained-cpi-how-washington-is-likely-to-slice-social-security-b/ An arcane change to the way Social Security’s annual Cost of Living Adjustments, or COLAs, are calculated may be part of a deficit reduction deal between President Barack Obama and Congress. The revision, known as the “chained CPI,” could … Continue reading

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For Student Borrowers, Relief Now May Mean a Big Tax Bill Later. Bkhelpnow.com Susan Salehi Bankruptcy Ventura Oxnard Camarillo Bankruptcy Santa Barbara Woodland Hills Los Angeles CA.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/15/your-money/for-student-borrowers-a-tax-time-bomb.html?ref=business_r=0 Stephanie Day may owe tax on $100,000 in forgiven loans. Those breathing a sigh of relief that their student loan payments are now in line with their income may want to re-examine the rules that set the payment in … Continue reading

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Truth or Consequences: Lying to Insurers is Costly. Bkhelpnow.com Susan Salehi Bankruptcy Ventura Oxnard Camarillo Bankruptcy Santa Barbara Woodland Hills Los Angeles CA.

http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2012/12/11/truth-or-consequences-lying-to-insurers-is-costly/ Everyone knows that torching a car and lying about it to your insurer to get a payout is fraud – and that you’ll pay dearly if you’re convicted. But fibbing to your insurer about less explosive things — your … Continue reading

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Fiscal Cliff Deal Could Mean Higher Medicare Premiums for Many Retirees. Bkhelpnow.com Susan Salehi Bankruptcy Ventura Oxnard Camarillo Bankruptcy Santa Barbara Woodland Hills Los Angeles CA.

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2012/12/20/fiscal-cliff-deal-could-mean-higher-medicare-premiums-for-many-r/ WASHINGTON (AP) – It’s a health care change that President Barack Obama and Republicans both embrace: Expand a current, little-known law so more retirees the government considers well-off are required to pay higher Medicare premiums. That plan is likely … Continue reading

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Tips on how to use your Flexible Spending Account. Bkhelpnow.com Susan Salehi Bankruptcy Ventura Oxnard Camarillo Bankruptcy Santa Barbara Woodland Hills Los Angeles CA.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/12/07/3132397/tips-on-how-to-use-your-flexible.html Most Flexible Spending Accounts have rules that all the money must be used or it will be forfeited. Go to your company’s Human Resources department or talk to your FSA administrator, the people you file FSA claims with, said … Continue reading

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