January 17th, 2018 Newsletter

Jan 17, 2018
Top 9 Solutions to an Unexpected Tax Bill


Many of us like to think of April as tax refund time, but for some, filing a tax return will bring an unpleasant surprise: you owe money you weren’t expecting, and you don’t have the money to pay the bill. So, what do you do …

Make Sure You Have Proof to Support Your Charitable Tax Deductions
In an audit, the IRS may deny your charitable write-offs if you don’t have a record of your contributions. What records do I need to …

No — I Won’t Work Full-Time For Part-Time Pay
I moved to a new city last April. I telecommuted for several months after the move. My previous employer was kind enough to let …

Men and women have different financial regrets. Here’s how to slay them
Men and women aren’t too far apart on their financial expectations, but their biggest financial regrets diverge. Men’s biggest …
CNN Money

What living on an $11 minimum wage looks like
In most cases, it’s not enough to provide for basic necessities. Walmart (NYSE: WMT) has decided to raise the minimum wage it pays …
USA Today

10 Cities Where More Than 60% of Americans Can’t Afford to Buy Homes
Homeownership has long been the American Dream, but if you live in a major city, it may not be all that attainable. GOBankingRates …
Fox Business

Has The Tax Bill Hurt Your Home’s Value?
In November, a cute house went for sale down the street. A 3-bedroom, 1-1/2 bath farmhouse in a college town and within walking distance …

10 Things Millennials Should Do for Their Finances This Year
It’s time to stop overspending, start saving and finally figure out what exactly is going on with your retirement accounts, right?. If …
Investor Junkie

The Ultimate Tax and Retirement Strategy for High Earners
Everyone’s heard of pension plans, but have you heard of a cash balance plan? It’s a way to sock away large amounts of cash for retirement …

How graduate students pay for school
When Zerleen Quader was applying to Ph.D. programs in epidemiology, she sought out a college that would cover the cost of her tuition …
CNN Money

12 Of The Highest Paying Jobs Right Now
Each year LinkedIn, a massive career networking and job search platform, assesses the salaries of many positions in the job market …

“Nope, our financial report doesn’t look any better in 3D.”
Copyright © Randy Glasbergen
Of the currency printed in 2004, how many feature portraits of non-presidents?
See the answer below.
Is There Really a Right Age to Retire?
What age should you retire? It’s the age-old question plaguing those planning for retirement. Some people believe it’s best …
Fox Business
What Year Was It?

Boston Thieves Pull Off Historic Robbery

Boston Thieves Pull Off Historic Robbery

11 men steal more than $2 million from the Brinks Armored Car depot in Boston, Massachusetts. It was the perfect crime – almost – as the culprits weren’t caught until January 1956, just days before the statute of limitations for the theft expired.
The day was Jan 17. What year was it?

Quote of the Week
“Money often costs too much.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Trivia Answer
Of the currency printed in 2004, how many feature portraits of non-presidents?
Answer: Two. Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury, is on the $10 bill and Benjamin Franklin is on the $100 bill.
Tom Umstattd, CPA
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