A net operating loss (NOL) occurs when a business’s operating expenses and other deductions for a particular year exceed its income. Companies (or owners) may be able to snatch tax relief from this revenue defeat. This article describes the NOL rules and some strategies for navigating them. A sidebar looks at how NOLs work in relation to the alternative minimum tax.

Unfortunately, many people require long-term care at some point in their lives. To hedge against this considerable financial risk, insurers offer long-term care coverage. This article asks a couple of important questions about these policies, including how to determine whether you really need one and when to buy.

When buying a vacation home, the primary objective is usually to provide a place for many years of happy memories. But some might also view the property as an income-producing investment and choose to rent it out when not using it. This article examines how the IRS treats income and expenses associated with a vacation home.

Simplicity is the key to a successful family budget. But every budget needs to cover all necessary items. This brief article provides food for thought on what to include in a family budget.