January 10th, 2017 Newsletter

Jan 10, 2018
You can start filing your 2017 taxes on …


Amid the frantic push by Republicans to pass a tax overhaul by Christmas, it’s easy to forget that you still have to contend with your 2017 taxes. The IRS on Thursday said it would start accepting 2017 federal income …

Will It Make Sense for You to Itemize on Your Taxes in 2018?
As we settle into the new year, countless Americans are anxiously waiting to see how they’ll fare in the face of tax reform Opens a New …
Fox Business

How To Tell Your Boss You Need A Pay Raise
I like my job, but it doesn’t pay enough. It’s really starting to bother me. I already knew my pay was low relative to the market …

Tips to reduce your heating bill this winter
As an arctic chill grips much of the country, home heating costs are soaring. The U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts …
ABC News

6 Steps to Get the Attention of Any Venture Capitalist
Silicon Valley is littered with myths about investors offering million dollar checks over coffee. Sound too good to be true? That’s …

Why Your Will Should Name Designated Beneficiaries
Congratulations! You finally decided to buy that life insurance policy you’ve been putting off for years, or to put some money into …

Protecting small businesses: IRS warns that tax season brings security risks
While cybersecurity should be a year-round concern for small business owners, income tax filing season can bring some particular …
USA Today

3 ways you can save better for retirement
Retirement investing is mostly contextual. So much depends on your risk tolerance, how much time you have before you retire, and how …

Strangest Ways States Tax You (And Don’t) 
Funny thing about our federal system of government: There’s that complicated tax code that Uncle Sam keeps and the IRS enforces …

Side hustles you can start with no money
Starting a business is often a pricey ordeal, but no- to low-cost ideas exist for aspiring entrepreneurs with unique and marketable …
Fox Business

Avoid These Four Common Commercial Real Estate Investing Mistakes
Buying and managing investment property — be it houses, multifamily units or commercial real estate — is hard work. Owners must choose …

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The third president is on the front of the US nickel. Who was he?
See the answer below.
Deciding Between a Lump Sum or Monthly Pension Payments
Retirement planning was not always as complicated as it is today. There was a time when 30 years of service was rewarded with a golden …
What Year Was It?

Gusher Signals Start of US Oil Industry

Gusher Signals Start of US Oil Industry

A drilling derrick near Beaumont, Texas, produces an enormous gusher of crude oil, coating the landscape for hundreds of feet and signaling the advent of the American oil industry.
The day was Jan 10. What year was it?

Quote of the Week
“Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.”
Trivia Answer
The third president is on the front of the US nickel. Who was he?
Answer: Jefferson
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