3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Worry About Your New Chip-Enabled Credit Card

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Transitions are never fun: maybe you’re looking to buy a new home in this growing real estate market, or you’re fixing to enroll in school for another degree. Changing jobs maybe? What with the fluctuating economy, whatever decision you’re going to make is about the equivalent of stirring up a hornet’s nest. Such is the case with this massive yellow jacket of a transition: chip-enabled credit card technology, also known as EMV. And as of this past October, guess what — you’ll very soon be forced to use these new type of credit cards.

Fear Not, Though, and Don’t Be Frightened — Chip-Enabled
Credit Card Technology Won’t Sting

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Aside from the fact that the U.S. is at the moment the last country on the planet to use the old-fashioned magnetic strips you find on credit cards (Europe and other countries utilize EMV religiously, along with PIN identification for further prevention of ID theft and credit card fraud), you have three reasons to believe that everything should be okay as the commercial industry, specifically regarding credit cards, will do just fine with this new chip-enabled credit card technology:

And that’s just the start. There will be numerous other benefits associated with chip-enabled credit card technology as EMV continues to flourish and dominate the spectrum.

The Best You Can Do Is Be Prepared

Those credit card companies won’t spring the new cards on you while you’re not looking, just so you know. It will be a transition, not a big surprise. But a good transition at that.

Want to know more about what’s headed for finances? Sign up with ITPN, perhaps; of if you’re a home renter, you might want to enroll with Assisting Renters. Be in the know. And be prepared.

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Why Bankruptcy Filings Require Credit Counseling Approval

This is honestly why credit counseling and credit repair are so important to us. It’s considered the first step to remedy disaster — and the disaster can come in many forms…. Identity theft, lack of bookkeeping resources, lack of legal assistance even! The list can go on and on. And while bankruptcy filings can solve plenty of issues, we always go with credit repair as the main source of success to avoid any clean slate. Having a bankruptcy on your credit report isn’t exactly a shining gem, a question you should have in your repertoire of questions for any credit counselor.

The Law Actually Requires That You Attend a “Briefing” With a Credit credit counseling-1Counseling Agency, Believe It or Not

And for good reason. You need to know for sure what you’re going to be facing in the event of your bankruptcy filing, regardless of whether or not it’s going to be a Chapter 7 or 13. While you may get that clean slate, make no mistake: it’ll be just as easy to let your budgeting and money management fall by the wayside and get back into the same situation of financial failure and credit counseling that brought you to the legal side in the first place.

That briefing will be your instructional course on personal finance coordination, something the Income Tax Planning Network could assist you with — and this is crucial to consider before your debts are ever discharged. Once you’ve completed the course, of course, you get that sign-off you need as mandated by the law to go through with the bankruptcy filing.

Brings About an Important Point You Have to Keep in Mind

Bankruptcy isn’t supposed to be a “way out.” It’s an option. For some, it may be the only option. It’s, for sure, never a crutch; and it never should be. So you always want to be sure that if you’re faced with the option for bankruptcy, make sure through credit counseling that it is, indeed, your only option!

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Maximizing Tax Benefits for Selling the Home After Kids Grow Up

Divorce doesn’t have to destroy the kids. There are options out there, and they’re not to blame. So it just so happens that many divorcing couples find the option to keep the home when dealing with a divorce until those kids move out when they’re older. There’s a specific reason to doing this, in that it’s not going to be a forever thing when owning the home indefinitely — eventually, that home will get sold!

The Tax Benefits Are Obvious, But Keep This Important Point in Mind….divorce tax-5

If you’re going to sell that home later on, make sure you get that attorney on your side to stipulate in the divorce agreement that the home still is your “main residence” for tax purposes. The law states that you won’t get the tax benefits of selling the home if you’re not living in the home for at least two of the last five years of that primary residence.

So if the son and daughter are only in their teen years, and you’ve moved out, selling the home leaves you high and dry while the ex-spouse reaps the tax benefits. Therefore make a point to research with the Income Tax Planning Network and find out what you need to do to settle the issue correctly.

Because Selling a Home Can Be a Benefit

Tax benefit, to be exact. It just takes timing. And divorce is anything but timely. Make it a point to sign up with ITPN and talk to an expert immediately. Get the lawyer, too, while you’re at it. Divorce doesn’t have to destroy the finances, especially when you’re facing the issue of selling that home. Either you sell the home and make anywhere around $250K in profit, or you’re not paying attention to those tax laws and have to fork over a ton of that profit to the IRS. You pick.

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How to Maximize Taxes With Your Ex-Spouse and a Vacation Home

We raise the question, because home selling has a specific benefit many enjoy: the tax benefits. That’s what we mean when we say we can maximize taxes by taking advantage of the exemptions. Deductions, deductions, deductions. You get all the profit when you sell.

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Case in point: a vacation home won’t apply to those same exemptions. So what can you do? If you want to sell that vacation home, be prepared; you might have to pay taxes on it. And this is precisely the case when facing divorce, a situation littered with plenty of options regarding property.

Be prepared to pay some capital gains tax if you sell that vacation home. How much that tax will be will depend on your actual income. So let’s say you don’t have a whole lot of income, and your ex-spouse transfers ownership to you… Sell that vacation home, and you can retain a great portion of that profit down the road.

There is the possibility of a ‘partial exclusion’, though, where you may prove that you’ve lived in the residence for two years or more. If that’s the case, selling the vacation home can earn you 40% of the profit that would otherwise go to capital gains tax. Might be a pretty good option for you as well as the ex-spouse!

Either Way You Look at It, You’re Going to Need to Consult the Experts to Maximize Taxes

A qualified and experienced divorce attorney will help you tremendously regarding that vacation home. Maximize taxes, of course, by registering with an expert from the Income Tax Planning Network. Find out whether or not you want that vacation home on your plate. It all depends on what you want to pay on taxes or not. Because remember: it’s just property. Think of your finances.

 

 

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What to Do With Rental Properties on Taxes When Getting Divorced

RTO is one thing; what about rental properties? What if you are the landlord/homeowner? What if you are the one offering that rent-to-own property? What if you are the one offering that rent-to-own property, and you get divorced with your spouse? What can you do with those rental properties? How does that affect your taxes? What will happen to your tenants?

Questions, Questions, Questions — Stressful, Stressful, STRESSFULrental properties knot

Whenever on the subject of taxes, the prospect’s overwhelming. You’ve got that tax return to file. You’re not great with numbers — and let’s not forget about the fact that you’re dealing with divorce, and there are plenty of options on your plate about what to do with the home (and the kids, finances, cars, etc. etc.). Now you have to also worry about rental properties, tenants, and other stuff. It can be a headache.

Here’s what you have to understand about rental property: they’re not your primary residences. Hence tax issues will be a bit different than when considering your actual home, the actual place you live in.

We all know there are tax benefits when selling a home (only when it’s your actual place of residence, though). When you divorce, the question is this: do you want to share ownership of those rental properties (in which case you’ll both pay taxes on them)? Or do you want to transfer ownership to the ex-spouse? It’s good to know that transfer of ownership won’t cause any tax repercussions for either spouse. However, you most likely will pay taxes if and when you ever sell those rental properties; so keep that in mind.

Those Rental Properties Need to Be Addressed

Of course, rental properties are a source of revenue. You want it, you pay property taxes for it; you don’t want it, transfer ownership. If both spouses don’t want the rental properties in question — be prepared. Consult with an attorney, if you will, but be sure to discuss your situation with an expert from the Income Tax Planning Network immediately. You don’t want to leave this loose end untied.

 

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Should Your Ex-Spouse Buy the Home From You for Tax Reasons?

The answer could very well be yes — for obvious tax reasons. Now we’re not saying, though, that taxes will benefit the buyer in this case. Rather, this will be a mutual benefit in selling the home during a divorce, and here’s why: Being Free and Clear of the Obligations The situation has to fit; we’ll say that […]

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Finally, a Review on the HOPE Program: Long Time to Wait

The irony here at the Complete Real Estate Site is that we here haven’t even given the goods on this well-known organization known as HOPE Program, and in all honesty, that is a travesty. This is largely due to the case that the H.O.P.E. Program can largely be considered the man behind the curtain, the Wizard of Oz, if you will, of real estate assistance. So you don’t really get to hear much about what H.O.P.E. to Own does. Until now.

Why the HOPE Program Has Earned That Star-Studded “A” Rating From the BBBHOPE Program Wizard of Oz

Let’s just start with that for a moment, shall we? This is a program earning such a prestigious rating from the Better Business Bureau. Right about here, we can actually stop the writing and you can stop the reading from here and out, because that alone should be reason enough that the HOPE Program knows what they’re doing.

But you’ve got to know, wholeheartedly, this important fact: you need to know what they do as well. As usual, we’re all about knowledge here, and with an acronym like H.O.P.E. (Home Ownership is Possible with Education), the HOPE Program certainly feels the same way, as they should. Knowledge is power. And in the real estate industry, power is absolute.

The Verticals of the HOPE Program

Assistance, affiliations, referrals, and partnerships: that’s what the HOPE Program focuses on. They steer clients in the right direction, ensuring the ultimate goal — home ownership. It doesn’t matter if you’re seeking a bookkeeper or a tax preparer, or maybe you want some help with credit repair. Perhaps you’re considering something along the lines of identity theft protection, or you’re hoping to find a consultant for a rent-to-own home. The ultimate endgame is simple — home ownership.

  • Credit Repair
  • Identity Theft Protection
  • Consultancy
  • Finances
  • Home Renting Resources
  • Real Estate
  • College Education

Yes, you can even get assistance toward advancing your career through job portals like National Jobs Online, or grants and scholarships for going back to school. It’s obvious: the HOPE Program doesn’t play around. They’re in it for success for all who end up on their books, and their goal is successful home ownership for anyone interested in that very concept of success.

So Better Late Than Never, Right?

Like we said, though…. Aside from that “A” rating, the people at the HOPE Program really only care about one thing — you. And as far as we’re concerned, that’s more than just an “A” rating in our books, whether you’re a home seller, home renter, or prospective homeowner. Needless to say, when we’re done going through the steps of the HOPE Program, we’d all be chanting in unison the words “there’s no place like home, there’s no place like home.” Guess what, folks: you’re home. With HOPE.