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Bulldogs No. 14 In 15th-Straight Week In USA Today Coaches Poll

Bulldog Beat - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 16:51
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State remained in the Top 15 of the USA Today/WBCA Coaches Poll Tuesday, coming in at No. 14.

Soccer To Host College ID Camp April 25

Bulldog Beat - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 16:30
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Soccer players can learn the game from the Mississippi State coaching staff Saturday, April 25 as the Bulldogs host their third annual College ID Camp.

Hillary Clinton: All work emails to be made public

CNN - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 16:27
This week wasn't supposed to go this way for Hillary Clinton.
Categories: National News

Facebook drops 'feeling fat' emoticon

Business News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 16:11
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Obama offers help for student borrowers

Business News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 15:50
President Obama unveiled new steps Tuesday designed to help students avoid the pitfalls of excessive student debt.

Using Tax-Deferred Investments to Promote Long-Term Wealth Building

Lifestyles - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 15:35
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(NewsUSA) - Tax season is in full swing, and many people are being reminded of the tax burden their investment returns carry.

As a result, some are adopting a smarter strategy for maximizing long-term returns by deferring taxes and allowing gains to compound over time. This route can generate considerable savings simply by enrolling in a tax-deferred retirement account and investing through it.

"Tax-deferred accounts provide an opportunity to boost overall investment returns by deferring taxes until the age at which you begin required minimum distributions," said Preston Despenas, co-founder and senior partner of Growth Equity Group. "While some of the most common choices are traditional accounts, self-directed IRAs are gaining significant momentum with investors because they allow greater investing flexibility."

There are several types of tax-deferred accounts that allow people to maximize long-term returns:

* Investing Pre-Tax vs. Post-Tax Income. With traditional Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) or 401(k) plans, contributions are made to the account with pre-tax income. Later, when the funds are withdrawn, they're taxed just like ordinary income.

* Tax Incentives With Self-Directed IRAs. For investors seeking to invest in alternative assets to safely diversify their portfolios and generate income, the lesser-known self-directed IRA is also tax-deferred, but provides additional flexibility. This account enables the holder to invest in assets such as residential property, commercial real estate, precious metals and oil.

* Using Real Estate to Diversify. Self-directed IRAs can help protect from risk through diversification and, for that same reason, can provide extra earning power. Real estate tends to be less correlated with the stock markets and thus is less volatile when the markets experience wide swings.

With a rental property asset in a self-directed IRA, rent payments from tenants are directly added to retirement savings, where they compound and grow tax-deferred until the investor takes a distribution in retirement. Self-directed IRAs are managed by a qualified custodian on behalf of the investor. The trustee helps file the proper annual IRS reports to ensure compliance with the tax code.

"Real estate and rental properties are popular investments because they can generate income in addition to a long-term return on investment," said Brett Immel, co-founder and senior partner of Growth Equity Group.

To find more information about self-directed IRAs and real estate investments, visit

Obamacare's second round attracts more Americans

Business News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 15:25
What a difference a year makes.

Uber's lofty goal: Hire 1 million women drivers

Business News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 15:18
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Verizon FiOS drops the Weather Channel

Business News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 15:13
Another storm is brewing between The Weather Channel and one of its biggest distributors.

Government backs off from banning assault rifle bullet

Business News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 15:05
Amid a massive outcry from gun enthusiasts, the government has backed away from a proposed ban on a specific bullet used in assault rifles that can pierce vests and body armor worn by police officers.

Snoop Dogg wants you to unload your gun stocks

Business News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 14:33
Snoop Dogg, the rapper who once glorified gun violence, is now urging investors to dump all their gun stocks.

Watch eagles brave snow to protect their eggs

CNN - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 14:13
Watch as a bald eagle digs out of neck-deep snow while still keeping its eggs warm.
Categories: National News

Brazen kidnapping caught on tape

CNN - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 14:09
Security cameras show a man running with a 22-month-old boy who was taken from a playground. CNN affiliate KXLY reports.
Categories: National News

Bullet holes pierce Tsarnaev's writings on boat

CNN - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 14:09
Jurors in the Boston Marathon bombings trial were shown a key piece of evidence Tuesday: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's writings on the inside of the boat he used as a hideout.
Categories: National News

Frat's 'house mom' filmed singing n-word

CNN - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 14:07
A 2013 video has surfaced showing Beauton Gilbow, SAE's 78-year-old "house mother," using a racial slur. CNN's Nick Valencia reports.
Categories: National News

Tech stocks aren't at bubble levels

Business News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 14:03
March 10 is the anniversary of the dot-com bubble, a reminder of just how foolish investors can be.

Trek the Himalayas without leaving your couch

CNN World - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 13:58
Take a breathtaking journey through the Himalayas, the youngest and tallest mountain range in the world.
Categories: International News

Fat-shamed 'dancing man' gets celebrity support

CNN World - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 13:51
After a man is bullied on the internet, a community of people comes together to support him.
Categories: International News
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