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What to Do When You Receive an Unexpected Windfall

By  Eric C. Jansen, ChFC® If you’ve ever come into an unexpected windfall—maybe a bigger than expected tax refund or a much-anticipated inheritance—you probably know that feeling of giddiness. It’s an exciting feeling, thinking of all the things you can buy, maybe a new car or...
Posted On 05 Sep 2017

Showdown at Gucci Gulch

Author Jeffrey Birnbaum and Alan Murray Publisher Knopf Doubleday 336 pages Most everyone agrees that the U S tax code is ridiculously complex Presidential candidates from both parties have promised simplification So why is this so difficult This chronicle of the Source
Posted On 30 Aug 2017

See If These 3 Tax Errors Are Hiding in Your Paycheck

Scrutinizing your pay stub sounds about as fun as burning your tongue but in this case the pain can pay off More than half of the U S workforce has experienced a problem with a paycheck at least once according to a recent survey by think tank The Workforce Institute at Kronos Source
Posted On 11 Aug 2017

Tax-Smart Ways to Withdraw Funds From a 529 College Plan

A 529 plan can be a great way to save for college giving you tax free investment growth and withdrawals for qualified expenses but getting your money out when those tuition bills start rolling in can be tricky Pros say there s a right way and definitely a few wrong ways to Source
Posted On 09 Aug 2017

Sales Tax Holidays Save Shoppers Money on Back-to-School

No matter how you calculate it back to school shopping is expensive Families with children in grades K 12 planned 160 to spend an average of 235 39 on clothing 204 06 on electronics 126 35 on shoes and 107 76 on school supplies 160 for 160 back to school in 160 Source
Posted On 01 Aug 2017

How You Can Protect Your Paycheck

If you’re living paycheck to paycheck and having a hard time keeping up with your bills, you might be at risk for having a debt collector garnish your wages. Debt collectors at a collection agency are legally allowed to intercept your paycheck if you fail to make payment on an...
Posted On 01 Aug 2017

A Simple Idea to Save on Taxes

If you are a small business owner you may want to consider a very popular small business company retirement plan called a SIMPLE IRA There is a reason why it is called simple It s about as easy to open as an IRA with larger contribution limits and opening this plan will not...
Posted On 01 Aug 2017

Keep More of Your Retirement Savings with Tax-Bracket Planning

If you re like most people planning for retirement your focus for years has been on growing your nest egg accumulating as much as you can so you can live comfortably and without worry If you re like most people planning for retirement your focus for years has been on growing your...
Posted On 21 Jul 2017

Blockchain: Putting the Block On Healthcare Fraud, Waste, And Abuse

Shutterstock photo By Michael Scott As the Republican party struggles with their Obamacare measures, massive issues still face the U.S. healthcare system: fraud, waste and abuse. According to a report from the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department ...
Posted On 20 Jul 2017

3 Often Overlooked Areas of Financial Risk

By Timothy Golas We live in a world fraught with risk. Almost no activity is “risk-free,” and a prudent investor knows that greater  risk  does not always mean greater reward. I believe successful families have a duty to be well-educated on the risks they are exposed...
Posted On 19 Jul 2017