May 30th, 2018 Newsletter

Tax Moves To Make Before Summer Begins
As the warmer weather finally makes an appearance, many of us are dreaming about summer: lazy days spent by the pool, at the shore or just sprawling in the grass (although, honestly, those of us with kids know that this …
10 Costly Tax Mistakes to Avoid
Many mistakes are harmless — such as when you forget to run the dishwasher overnight. Other mistakes, though, can be quite costly. Many tax …
Fox Business

45% of tax filers will owe nothing in federal income taxes this year
Thanks largely to a progressive tax code, nearly 79 million households will not owe any federal income tax this year, according to estimates …
CNN Money

Soon-to-Be Married Couples Are Making This Major Mistake
There’s nothing like wedding season to send your spending into overdrive — especially if you’re the one getting married. The average U.S …
Fox Business

10 Surprising (or Surprisingly Common) Estate Planning Mistakes
When it comes to wills, as a financial planner, I’ve seen a lot of sad, unfortunate or just plain weird things happen over the years. Poor …

The next frontier in workplace wellness: financial health
The latest study, released by PwC on Tuesday, found that a quarter of U.S. workers said financial worries caused them health problems …

Knowledgeable on Social Security retirement benefits?
Almost half of adults ages 50 and above failed this quiz on Social Security benefits quiz. Two topics that stumped quiz takers were the ideal …
USA Today

The highest-paid CEOs by state
Here are the top-paid CEOs by state for 2017, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm. The survey considered …
ABC News

40% of Americans can’t cover a $400 emergency expense
Covering unexpected expenses and preparing for retirement are among American’s biggest financial challenges according to a new Federal Reserve …
CNN Money

Top 10 Most Common Financial Mistakes
Choose fortune over disaster by avoiding money traps. Avoiding some of the most common financial mistakes is how you get a handle on your …

Planning a vacation? Here are seven ways to save for your upcoming one
Affordable vacations can be difficult to plan. Maybe you have a dream destination, but you can’t quite save up enough for travel costs or you’d …
USA Today

“Due to budget constraints, we’re cutting your hours. You only have to work every-other-minute.”
Copyright © Randy Glasbergen
Which president is on the US $100 bill?
See the answer below.
Don’t get taken for a ride this summer at the theme park
The best way to save money at theme parks this summer is simple. Don’t go. Peak season means peak pricing. Admission discounts can be hard to …
Fox Business
What Year Was It?

Mariner 9 Departs for Mars

Mariner 9 Departs for Mars

The U.S. unmanned space probe Mariner 9 is launched on a mission to gather scientific information on Mars.
The day was May 30. What year was it?

Quote of the Week
“Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas.”
Paul Samuelson
Trivia Answer
Which president is on the US $100 bill?
Answer: None. It shows Benjamin Franklin, who has never been president.
Tom Umstattd, CPA
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Austin, TX 78750
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