January 24th, 2018 Newsletter

Jan 24, 2018
14 Tax Breaks You Won’t Believe Are Real

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Okay, admit it: As you’ve struggled with your tax return, trying to come up with some extra deductions to pump up your refund or reduce what you owe, you’ve taken a few flights of fancy. “Can I claim a deduction for all …
Kiplinger

Here’s Where State and Local Income Taxes Are Falling in 2018
Millions of taxpayers expect that they’ll pay less in tax under new the reform provisions Opens a New Window. to the IRS in 2018. In …
Fox Business
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20 Businesses You Can Start for Less Than $20
TaskRabbit and Lyft are good ideas, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Whoever coined the phrase “You have to spend money to make …
Inc

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Why you need to budget weekly (not monthly)
Sometimes it can feel like you’ve got a lot of balls in the air, money-wise. In the midst of all this juggling, how long can you keep …
CNN Money
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If you’re caring for Mom or Dad, your own retirement is in danger
Looking after an elderly parent could cost you more than you expect: Your retirement security. Those were the findings from …
USA Today

How to Find Your Money Leaks and Stop Overspending
There’s nothing like a new year to get the ball rolling on changing some of your habits. A fresh year is a fresh start that can give …
Investor Junkie
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IRS Sets Final 2018 Deadline For Roth Conversion Do-Overs
One of the few retirement changes in the tax overhaul was the elimination of do-overs for Roth IRA conversions. It used to be that …
Forbes

What Do I Need to Know if I Sold Stocks in 2017?
I sold some of my stocks in 2017. Will I need to pay capital gains tax, and what tax forms do I need. There are different tax …
Fox Business
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6 Questions Retirees Are Asking About Required Minimum Distributions
When it comes to taking the first required minimum distribution from your IRA or making tax-free withdrawals for charitable donations …
Kiplinger

Simple Ways To Invest In Real Estate
Buying real estate is about more than just finding a place to call home. Investing in real estate has become increasingly popular …
Investopedia
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Here’s Why $128 Is the Average Online Donation Amount
It’s 2018 and it’s no longer enough to simply work, create and focus on your product or service. You must be aligned with a cause …
Inc

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“Our books are balanced. 50% of our numbers are real and 50% are made up.”
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Trivia
When in 2003 was the new $20 bill introduced?
See the answer below.
Most Americans can’t cover a $1,000 emergency
If you were hit with a $1,000 emergency, would you be able to cover it?. For the majority of Americans, the answer is no. Only 39% of …
CNN Money
What Year Was It?

First Canned Beer Goes on Sale

First Canned Beer Goes on Sale

In partnership with the American Can Company, the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company delivered 2,000 cans of Krueger’s Finest Beer to faithful Krueger drinkers in Richmond, Virginia.
The day was Jan 24. What year was it?

Quote of the Week
“It’s how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success.”
David Feherty
Trivia Answer
When in 2003 was the new $20 bill introduced?
Answer: October 9th. The treasury revamps paper money every 7 to 10 years to ward off possible counterfeiters.
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