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5 Obscure Investments to Boost Your Income

With interest rates at historic lows and traditional low-risk vehicles paying rock-bottom returns, more and more investors are turning to once-obscure investments that promise much more income than you'll get from a bank CD right now.

Fiscal Cliff Deal Hides a 401(k) Bonus

Buried deep in the American Taxpayer Relief act is a provision that will let a lot more workers convert their traditional 401(k) savings account into a Roth 401(k). Here's why doing that might be a good deal for you in the long term -- and why it might not.

Your Year-End Tax To-Do List: A 5-Step Plan

Nobody likes to spend the holidays thinking about taxes. But by spending a little time now, you can potentially give yourself a nice reward when your IRS refund comes next year. Here are five ways you can uncover tax savings between now and New Year's Eve.

5 Surprisingly Smart Ways to Blow $1,000 of Your Tax Refund

You may see your tax refund check as a choice between a crazy splurge and responsible saving. But you could also put that money to work for you less conventionally. Here are five good ways to spend $1,000 of your April windfall that you might not have considered.

Poker Champ Pays No Taxes on $8.7 Million

There's Herman Cain's 9-9-9 Plan. There's the Buffett Rule. But Pius Heinz's All for Me deal is our favorite. Heinz recently won the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, earning $8,715,636 -- tax-free.