How to Fill In IRS Form W-8BEN
Nov14

How to Fill In IRS Form W-8BEN

W-8BEN, “Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial Owner for Untied States tax Withholding and Reporting” Here's how to fill in IRS form W-8BEN If you are a non U.S. legal person and your primary residence is outside of the U.S. you will be required to fill out a form W-8BEN when applying for a U.S. individual brokerage account. The purpose of the form is: To document your foreign status and prove that you do not need to pay taxes...

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Media Stocks Triumph from Supreme Court’s Aereo Ruling
Jun26

Media Stocks Triumph from Supreme Court’s Aereo Ruling

If you own shares from media frontrunners such as CBS Corporation ($CBS), 21st Century Fox ($FOX), or Disney ($DIS), the 6-3 Supreme Court decision on Aereo’s legal abilities will have you ready to splurge on a fancy dinner tonight! What is Aereo? Launched in 2012, Aereo, a start-up streaming service based in New York City, allows its subscribers to access live television streams through their internet-connected devices. To...

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Global Business Etiquette (INFOGRAPHIC)
Jun04

Global Business Etiquette (INFOGRAPHIC)

Thanks to the internet, businesses today have unlimited access to various markets around the world. In just the past few years, we have seen a major increase in the globalization of brands, allowing business owners to establish a reputation for themselves easier than ever before. However, what many global entrepreneurs fail to realize is that their way of doing business may not be exactly what their potential partners or clients had...

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Mobile Phones: An Unexpected Tool to Fight Illiteracy
Apr24

Mobile Phones: An Unexpected Tool to Fight Illiteracy

Identifying the Problem The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization or UNESCO for short has just released a very interesting new study entitled Reading in the Mobile Age. In short, the 86 page document seeks to identify the relationship between literacy and mobile phones, identifying the fact that in many countries, books are less plentiful than mobile phones. Reading is many things, but it always and must...

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Tax Day 2014: Those Who Escaped
Apr21

Tax Day 2014: Those Who Escaped

April 15th came and went, with some of us receiving refunds and others writing up a nice check to the federal government for what they owe. Ah, wouldn't life be nice if we didn't have to pay any tax at all? This sort of utopia unfortunately doesn't exist, with most governments needing taxes to fund public projects such as highways, social security, or even schools, among many other things. As such, paying taxes comes down to being a...

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Upcoming Stock Market Crash?
Apr10

Upcoming Stock Market Crash?

Headlines have shown that the stock market hasn’t been looking too great for the past few weeks. At the close of Thursday, S&P 500 was down by 2.0%, DOW was down by 1.6%, and NASDAQ was down by 3.1%. These depressing numbers have sparked a lot of questions and speculation — what is causing these drops and is this the beginning of another stock market crash? To help answer these questions, here is a consortium of top...

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