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Toxic Banking Conveniences

            We live in a time when technology has made banking much more convenient. But few people realize the risks that come with the convenience.

Online banking is a good example. You can pay your bills from your living room. However, a hacker can pay his bills from Russia with your money. It is true that you might be able to recover your stolen funds from the bank after a few…

Scamming the Poor

            Every year we see a new crop of people who have been robbed by scammers preying on the poor.

 

Most scammers target the rich because they have more money. These types of schemes often feature phony investments. Examples include non-existent oil wells, worthless companies, useless inventions, and underwater (literally) real estate. The biggest scam of all tim…

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National Panic Week

Tax filing time is upon us once again.

 

Millions of Americans are suddenly realizing that the dreaded April 15 deadline is next Monday. Its National Panic Week.

 

The Panic can be particularly acute for people struggling with debt burdens and unexpected tax liabilities. So lets review some tax wise ideas which we hope can help relieve t…

Keep Hope Alive This Easter

                Some years ago we counseled with a young man who considered suicide because of a $5,000 debt. That’s when we learned that its not the amount of debt that matters, it’s the burden of the debt on the soul.

Studies show that hard economic times are being blamed for a 31% increase in suicide from 1999 to 2010. Since the beginning of the 2008 recession mor…

Taxing the Wrong Stuff

 

Income tax is bad enough, but some folks end up paying tax on the wrong stuff. Don’t pay tax on income that is not taxable. Some Examples:

 

1. Employer provided Health Insurance is not taxable

2. Gifts and inheritances received are not subject to income tax.

3. Interest on most state and local bonds is exempt from tax.

4. Child Support payments are tax…

Work and Retirement

            More and more people are not asking themselves when to retire, but if they can retire.

 

Most of our ideas about retirement were based on the 50’s industrial model, with a company pension after a lifetime of work supplemented by social security. That model began to break down in the 70’s, as old fashioned pension plans proved to be unsustainable, companies…

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Ten Tax Tips

            Tax time is just over a month away.

 

Some tips:

1. File your returns on time even if you owe money. The IRS will let you pay them out and you will save the 25% late filing penalty.

 

2. Remember that you can extend the due date of your return until October 15 if you need more time to file.

 

3. People with large medical costs, who…

Married to Debt

              When it comes to questions about marriage and debt, knowing the right answers can make a big difference.

Many people think that marrying the person means you have married their debt. The truth is that you are not liable for your spouse’s premarital debts unless you sign on the debt to become liable. However, it still pays to know about your fiancée’s financia…