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Marotta On Money - April 30 Newsletter



The Shiller Ten-Year P/E Ratio ()

A common measurement given on financial sites for a stock, index or fund is the price-to-earnings ratio, or P/E ratio. The P/E ratio is the market price per share divided by the annual earnings per share. For example, if a stock is trading at $15 per share and the company has earnings of $1 per share, the stock would have a P/E ratio of 15. If you bought a share for $15, during the next 15 years you would get your money back in earnings and still own the share of stock.
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George & David Marotta Featured in Reuters Article on Grandparents and Finances

George Marotta was featured in an article in Reuters on how grandparents can have a large positive impact on children and grandchildren, with specific examples of ways finances can bring families together.

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Dorothy in Taxland: Tax Credits (06-21-2010)

Tax credits are much more valuable than tax deductions. Deductions only reduce the amount you are taxed on. One dollar of deduction might only be worth 35 cents. In contrast, tax credits are a dollar-for-dollar reduction in your tax bill. And a refundable tax credit could mean the government will owe you money you never paid in the first place. The final tax formula is "Total tax minus payments equals the amount you owe or have overpaid.
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