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Calculating the cost basis of a long-time family property
When you're gifted property that goes back generations, you have homework to do.
Can I dump my real estate agent? And do I have to pay him?
It's not easy to dismiss a real estate agent. Here are some ways to go about it.
Can I take possession of abandoned property?
First, you have to find the owner and that takes legwork. Here's how to get started.
Can disabled veteran get a tax break on a short sale?
A tax break for short sales expired in 2016, but you may still qualify for tax relief.
Can divorcing woman duck tax on vacation-home sale?
Uncle Sam's big tax break pertains to the sale of a main home. Here's how it works.
Can we pay tax on RMDs later, or must we pay sooner?
You can pay tax from your last required minimum distribution if you meet these criteria.
Can you negotiate the cost of leasing a car?
It's a major transaction, but is it something you can cut a deal on? Find out.
Do batteries from dead hybrid cars pose a threat?
A battery in a used-up hybrid car can have enough power for a second life.
Does 'buyer beware' apply to illegal sewer line?
This mess really reeks. To fix it, you may need the cops, a lawyer and a lot of money.
How much can the mechanic do without asking owner?
Can an auto shop automatically fix additional problems that I didn't authorize?
How to get the most from selling a home 'as-is'
When you're selling a property without repairs, you still have some prep work to do.
Is a 401(k) early withdrawal penalty ever refunded?
Find out how to qualify for an exception to the rules on early distributions.
Is there aid for disabled person facing eviction?
Help is available to a disabled person who is trying to hold on to the family home.
Must I wait 5 years to withdraw Roth IRA earnings?
You do have to wait five years to get at the earnings, but you still have options.
Share profits of property sale with kids to avoid tax?
Gifting the money may not lessen capital gains taxes, but it might still be helpful.
How do I open an IRA?
How do I know if my bank is safe?
How do I determine how much life insurance I need?
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