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What’s Hiding in the GOP Tax Plan?

The Republican tax proposal, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), was passed by the Senate in early December 2017 and is now headed to a reconciliation process that will try to combine the House-passed version with the Senate one. The chance that the bill will be reconciled successfully and sent to President Trump for …


11 Things You Can Do Now to Prepare for April 17, 2018

As 2018 approaches, it’s time for wise investors to do a bit of tax planning. For most people, that means setting up or contributing to a retirement account, gathering digital or hard-copy receipts for itemization, and thinking about all the ways that next year’s tax bill can be lower (or a refund can be bigger). …


The Truth About Social Security’s Future

Would you like to know whether Social Security will “be there” for you when you retire? Then you’re not alone, because everyone who gets a paycheck has that same question. Older people just ask it more often and with more urgency. I had always wondered if any of the politicians or economists agreed on the …


What Everyone Should Know About Social Security

Do you want to live comfortably during your retirement years? Who doesn’t! Anyone over the age of 25 should spend some time figuring out how Social Security works because the government program is one of the core components of financial stability for many seniors. But as is the case with all things government-related, Social Security …


Real Ways to Earn $1,000 or More Every Month

Are you interested in learning about real ways to earn $1,000 or more each month? Who isn’t? The trick is avoiding scams and figuring out how to uncover rewarding opportunities that pay real money. The Internet has been one of the most important game-changers in the part-time and temporary job market. When I set out …