Personal Financial Planning


The SEC and the North American Securities Administrators Association waived—through October 31, 2006—various system fees certain investment advisers and their representatives pay for mandatory registration in the Investment Adviser Registration Depository (IARD). The IARD enables firms and their representatives to satisfy federal and state regulatory requirements with one electronic filing and gives investors access to detailed information on advisers’ services, fees and disciplinary records ( www.sec.gov/news/press/2005-145.htm ; www.iard.com ).

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Maximizing the higher education tax credits

A counterintuitive strategy can save taxes by including otherwise excludable scholarships in gross income.

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Solving the lease accounting challenge

The challenges of the new lease accounting standard have been pervasive to say the least. In this free, independently-written report, you'll learn effective adoption strategies as well as resources for easing the transition to the new standard.