Cheap Cupid: Online Dating Over 50The online dating services have begun to pay attention to the 76 million boomers out there who may be looking for a valentine.
Cheap Cupid: Online ValentinesThis is big business. Over $2.4 Billion a year is spent looking for a date or a mate.
Cheap Cupid: A Sweet ToothValentine’s Day is synonymous with chocolate and chocolate is big business!
Cheap Cupid: Cheap From The HeartI do think you can play cupid on the cheap this Valentine’s Day and still make it special.
Cheap Cupid: The KISS PrincipleI thought it was time again to do a week on being a cheap cupid. Certainly more fun than tax prep!
Your Taxes: Audit Red FlagsLess than one percent of last year’s returns got audited.
Your Taxes: Your InvestmentsThe profit on investments that you hold for less than a year and then sell are considered short term gains and are taxed as ordinary income. Investments you hold longer than one year are taxed at a lower rate, a long term capital gains rate.
Your Taxes: Education Credits & DeductionsCollege is a very expensive experience. Congress and the IRS have given us a few ways to offset education costs.
Your Taxes: Deductions & CreditsTax deductions lower your taxable income. Tax credits provide a dollar-for-dollar reduction of your income tax liability.
Your Taxes: The First StepThe tax information has begun to arrive. Open those envelopes!
Key Retirement Birthdays: Age 70½Congress and the IRS decided that you cannot leave your pre-tax retirement savings growing forever tax-deferred, so they chose 70½ for you to begin mandatory withdrawals.
Key Retirement Birthdays: Age 65 - Social Security MentalityCurrent thinking has 65 as the normal retirement age and that’s because at one time a worker could collect full Social Security benefits at age 65.