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Zoning is the name given to the process by which local government authorities decide what kinds of buildings can be built on every piece of land within their authority. Zoning rules (or ordinances, as they are sometimes called) can get very complicated. Zoning for private...
This type of trust pays income to a surviving spouse. However, upon the death of the surviving spouse the principal in the trust typically goes to ...
Savings bonds are a long-standing method of both saving and investing. They are issued by the federal government, which means...
These are damages that are usually awarded in addition to actual damages. Punitive and exemplary damages are imposed as a kind of punishment ("punitive") to the wrongdoer to make an example...
Often referred to as "the Fed," this is the authority that governs the Federal Reserve System, which in effect means the entire U.S. banking system. While all the actions of the Fed indirectly affect everyone, the Fed's...
If you have been involved in too many auto accidents and have made too many claims on your automobile insurance, most insurance companies...
After-tax means the amount of money you are left with after paying any applicable taxes. See also Adjusted Gross Income, Gross, Net,...
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