Eric Reed is a freelance journalist who specializes in economics, policy and global issues, with substantial coverage of finance and personal finance. He has contributed to outlets including The Street, CNBC, Glassdoor and Consumer Reports. Eric’s work focuses on the human impact of abstract issues, emphasizing analytical journalism that helps readers more fully understand their world and their money. He has reported from more than a dozen countries, with datelines that include Sao Paolo, Brazil; Phnom Penh, Cambodia; and Athens, Greece. A former attorney, before becoming a journalist Eric worked in securities litigation and white collar criminal defense with a pro bono specialty in human trafficking issues. He graduated from the University of Michigan Law School and can be found any given Saturday in the fall cheering on his Wolverines.
In some circumstances you can get a deduction or credit on your federal income taxes for taxes that you’ve paid to other non-U.S. governments. The foreign tax credit is one of these cases. If you live overseas, work overseas or otherwise do business outside of the U.S., it’s an important part of the tax code to know about. To understand your options for reducing your tax liabilities, whether your income is generated domestically or not, speak with a financial advisor. Read more
Expat taxes aren’t easy. They depend on what you do for a living. They depend on where you do it, what taxes the local government charges, where you hold investments, which passports you hold and much more. For Americans who live overseas, however, the foreign earned income exclusion is a critical part of your annual filings. Here’s how it works. Given the complexity of expat taxes, it’s only prudent to work with a financial advisor on your taxes. Read more
Many people have a vested interest in the success of a company. If you own a portion of it, you want it to succeed because then you get a cut of the profits. Folk like that are called “shareholders.” If you have a financial interest in the company other than ownership, say you work for it, you still want it to succeed. Everyone who wants the corporation to succeed is called a “stakeholder.” Not every stakeholder is a shareholder. Here are the details. Consider working with a financial advisor, whether you are a stakeholder or a shareholder. Read more
Pay yourself first, sometimes referred to as “reverse budgeting,” is a form of budgeting that is built around your individual financial goals. Your budgeted expenses are then structured around what’s… Read more
Short interest measures how many shares of a specific stock are the object of investors’ negative outlook. These “short shares” have been borrowed by investors to sell and have not yet been… Read more
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