February 20th, 2019 Newsletter

4 Overlooked Tax Deductions That Could Save You Big Bucks
Tax season is upon us again, and with it comes a raft of deductions that can save you money Opens a New Window. and pump up any refund you may get from the Internal Revenue Service. American tax filers claim, on average, just …
Fox Business
How to Maximize Your Tax Return
Taxes are an essential part of how Americans get access to things like roads, schools, parks, emergency services, and national defense …
Investor Junkie
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The real reason most Americans file for bankruptcy
Filing for bankruptcy is often considered a worst-case scenario. And for many Americans who do pursue that last-ditch effort to rescue their …
CNBC

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National debt hits new milestone, topping $22 trillion
The national debt has passed a new milestone, topping $22 trillion for the first time. The Treasury Department’s daily statement showed …
ABC News
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Should A Home Buyer Consider A Financing Offer By The Seller
The two letters cited in this article were received the same week. “I am about to buy a home and the seller is offering me a loan at an interest …
Forbes

Will My Social Security Benefits Start Automatically?
Millions of seniors count on Social Security Opens a New Window. to pay the bills in retirement, and thankfully, signing up for …
Fox Business
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The biggest financial mistake women make? Not investing enough.
Financially and otherwise, the deck tends to be stacked against women. The wage gap, which stood at 20 percent in 2017, is the most blatant …
USA Today

Salary Secrets: What is Considered a Big Raise?
The quality of a workplace raise, it so often seems, is in the eye of the receiver. The same bump in pay can leave some with a big grin …
Investopedia
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10 Surprising Things That Are Taxable
If you work for a living, you know that your wages are taxable, and you’re probably aware that some investment income is taxed, too …
Kiplinger

Headlines say there’s no inflation, but look at what’s getting more expensive
U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in January on the headline level, but looking under the hood, some of the most basic consumption including …
CNBC
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3 months’ salary for an engagement ring? For most, it’s more like two weeks
Buying an engagement ring can be an emotionally loaded purchase. For most people, it’s more than jewelry: It is a symbol of love and …
SF GATE

Cartoon
“Sure, it’s possible to make good money from the lottery. Invest in the company that makes the cards.”
Copyright © Randy Glasbergen
Trivia
What year was the first penny minted?
See the answer below.
How to Decide Which Debts to Pay Off First
Paying off debt is a worthy goal, and it should be near the top of your financial to-do list if you have high-interest loans. But freeing …
Fox Business
What Year Was It?

Astronaut John Glenn Orbits Earth

What Year

From Cape Canaveral, Florida, John Hershel Glenn Jr. is successfully launched into space aboard the Friendship 7 spacecraft on the first orbital flight by an American astronaut.
The day was Feb 20. What year was it?

Quote of the Week
“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.”
Jim Rohn
Trivia Answer
What year was the first penny minted?
Answer: 1787
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