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mall-business owners still weighing the pros and cons of a retirement plan might want to consider a Safe Harbor 401(k) plan. But they shouldn’t wait too long, because the deadline to put one in place for 2013 is Oct. 1 and the paperwork to set one up can take one to two weeks — so time is of the essence.  The Safe Harbor enables small-business owners and any highly compensated employees to make the maximum contribution ($17,500 for those under 50 years of age; $23,000 if over 50) either tax-deferred or after tax in the Roth 401(k) regardless of income in 2012 and on-going. Craig Hoffman, general counsel and director of regulatory affairs for the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries, said that while Safe Harbor plans have been around for a while, “the changes made in the 2001 EGTRRA (Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act) significantly improved … Continue reading

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Droughts made headlines throughout 2012due to their harmful affects on our nation’s food supply, but privation wasn’t the only drag on our fresh water sources. A recent study shows that oil and natural gas fracking has placed great stress on available fresh waterin areas around the country by taking up measurable amounts of the resource. In some instances in Texas, fracking staked its claim to 20% of total water usage in the regions surrounding production areas. Reading that astonishing fact clears up any doubt as to why Texas now mandates the recycling of water used in the fracking process. If we plan on becoming more energy independent through increased production of domestic oil and natural gas, then something will most likely be done at the federal level as well. Which companies stand to benefit? Check out Motley Fool analyst Taylor Muckerman’s video below. Despite this, natural gas still has a … Continue reading

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Dividend stocks are everywhere, but many just downright stink. In some cases, the business model is in serious jeopardy, or the dividend itself isn’t sustainable. In others, the dividend is so low, it’s not even worth the paper your dividend check is printed on. Asolid dividendstrikes the right balance of growth, value, and sustainability. Today, and one day each week for the rest of the year, we’re going to look at one dividend-paying company that you can put in your portfolio for the long term without too much concern. This isn’t to say that these stocks don’t share the same macro risks that other companies have, but they are a step above your common grade of dividend stock. Check outlast week’s selection. This week, we’ll turn our attention to a company that literally keeps America trucking, Cummins (NYSE: CMI  ) , and I’ll show you why it and its dividend could … Continue reading

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Getty Images Not all smartphones that receive high ratings from expert reviewers end up being popular, according to an analysis of ratings data from FindTheBest. The report analyzed the ratings that expert reviewers gave smartphone models and compared them to consumers’ ratings of the same. It found that some phones that get very high ratings from expert reviewers don’t get the same glowing reviews from users. For example, expert reviewers thought the Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II was a fantastic phone. It received a rating of 88 out of 100 on FindTheBest, a website that aggregates and analyzes ratings from tech review sites. However, smartphone users gave the phone a rating of 2.5 out of 5. The reverse held true in some cases. Although expert reviewers gave the LG Optimus Elite (LG) a low rating — 48 out of 100 — the same phone got an average rating of 4 out … Continue reading

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Popular Posts: 4 Pharmaceutical Stocks to Buy Now3 Communications Equipment Stocks to Buy Now9 Biotechnology Stocks to Buy Now Recent Posts: 10 Worst “Strong Sell” Stocks This Week IRM CLI GFA and more 5 Stocks With Strong Earnings Growth OME PHX LRCX ITG PHM 9 Restaurant and Resort Stocks to Buy Now View All Posts This week, these five stocks have the best ratings in Earnings Growth, one of the eight Fundamental Categories on Portfolio Grader. Omega Protein Corporation () produces protein-rich fish meal, fish oil, and solubles. OME gets A’s in Earnings Momentum, Analyst Earnings Revisions, Earnings Surprises, Cash Flow and Operating Margin Growth as well. . Top 10 Communications Equipment Stocks To Buy For 2015: Juniper Networks Inc (JNPR) Juniper Networks, Inc. (Juniper Networks), incorporated on September 10, 1996, designs, develops, and sells products and services that together provide its customers with network infrastructure. It operates in two … Continue reading