You probably didn’t notice, but when the clock struck midnight on December 31, 2013, a number of popular tax benefits, commonly included in the list of provisions referred to as “tax extenders” expired. While it’s possible that Congress could retroactively extend some or all of these items, you’ll have to evaluate your 2014 tax situation […]
If you make significant gifts to your children or someone else’s children, or if someone else makes gifts to your children, there are a number of things for you to consider. Transfers that are not taxable gifts There are a variety of ways for you to make transfers to children that are not treated as […]
You might not enjoy sitting down to do year-end investment planning, but at least this fall you can make plans with greater certainty. For the last three years, investment planning has meant trying to anticipate possible changes in tax law; for tax year 2013 and beyond, you know for sure how income, capital gains, and […]
Chris is joined this week by Jack Hachey and Herb Montgomery, two sponsors of the show, to chat about tax preparation. Both guests offer ideas and reminders for successful tax preparation. Chris also talks about upcoming seminars and the Red Cross Heroes Breakfast. All that, the market report, and Mike Burton and the Mortgage Minute […]
By definition, estate planning is a process designed to help you manage and preserve your assets while you are alive, and to conserve and control their distribution after your death according to your goals and objectives. But what estate planning means to you specifically depends on who you are. Your age, health, wealth, lifestyle, life […]
Statistically speaking, women live longer than men; if you’re married, that means that the odds are that you’re going to outlive your husband. That’s significant for a couple of reasons. First, it means that if your husband dies before you, you’ll likely inherit his estate. More importantly, though, it means that to a large extent, […]
Chris welcomes Kurt Czarnowski, Social Security expert, back to the show on this week’s Something More. Kurt talks about what has changed in Social Security and Medicare in 2013 and offers some strategies for maximizing your social security benefits. Author Felice Cohen talks about her book, What Papa Told Me, in the “something more” segment, […]
How to Give Wisely and Well Giving to charity has never been easier. You can donate the old-fashioned way–by mail–but you can also donate online, by text, or through social networking sites. According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, over 1.4 million nonprofit organizations are registered with the IRS.