Can 72-year-old contribute to an IRA?

  • March 08, 2004

Q: I am 72 and work part time. I earned $15,000 from my part-time job last year. Can I contribute to an IRA for the 2003 tax year? D.W., Jacksonville, Fla.

New leader, build your team!

  • March 01, 2004

As a college president, Leo Higdon is seeing higher education absorb some of the same pressures that have slammed business, from the shortened tenures of its leaders to...

Even Eleanor Roosevelt needed mentors

  • March 01, 2004

 Eleanor Roosevelt set the standard for today’s strong, visible first lady. But she had help along the way from at least two mentors.

Can S corp owners use the per-diem method?

  • February 09, 2004

Q: In a recent item in your newsletter, you said that sole proprietors, partners and LLC members can use the per-diem method for reimbursing meals and incidental...

Tax basis on Prudential stock giveaway

  • January 26, 2004

Q: I received shares of Prudential stock a few years ago because I had converted a group policy to a personal policy. If I sell the shares now, do I have to pay tax on...

First-time home buyer

  • January 26, 2004

Tap into your IRA without penalty pain Give boost to house-buying child   Unlock tax break for Roth IRAs

Shackleton’s secret: ability to adapt

  • January 01, 2004

Sir Ernest Shackleton never did get to walk across the South Pole. The explorer’s huge ego had betrayed him when he set off for Antarctica in the dead of winter,...