January 30th, 2019 Newsletter

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Taxes 2019: When to file and what big changes to expect
Sitting down to do your taxes in the next few weeks – or talking with your tax preparer – will involve tackling the most sweeping changes in the federal income tax rules in more than 30 years. You’ll need to keep in mind that more …
USA Today

What to Do With All the Tax Documents You’re Getting Right Now
By now you’ve received emails and letters with “important tax information enclosed” and year-end investment statements, and more are …
Lifehacker
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A $1,000 emergency would push many Americans into debt
Hundreds of thousands of people are living without a paycheck amid the longest government shutdown in history. As a result, federal employees …
CNBC

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11 Basic Investing Ideas You Should Get Familiar With Early in Life
Do you wish that you’d started investing earlier in life? I certainly do. I didn’t start investing until my late 20s. And while I’m glad …
Investor Junkie
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What Can You Do To Help Your Parents Avoid Financial Abuse?
Financial scams involving our elderly parents are becoming an increasing problem throughout the U.S. Surprisingly, 90% of these financial …
Forbes

Employee? Independent contractor? How to keep it legal
Small business owners who want to use independent contractors need to be sure these workers really aren’t employees. Federal and state government …
ABC News
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Financial Tips You Can Learn from Millennials (Yes, Really)
Each generation seems to think the one that follows doesn’t know what they’re doing, but baby boomers who fail to recognize millennials’ …
Kiplinger

Here’s what you’ll probably pay in taxes this year
Tax season is upon us and no matter what tax bracket you fall under, there is no escaping Uncle Sam. Susana Victoria Perez has more …
USA Today
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This workplace perk could make it easier to save for emergencies
If your car breaks down or you get sick, do you have enough money saved to cover the unexpected expense? If you’re like many Americans …
CNBC

Do Your Children Need To Know They Have A Trust?
You’ve generously provided for your children and maybe your grandchildren by placing some wealth in a trust for their benefit. They aren’t …
Forbes
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11 States Most Unprepared for the Next Recession
Most state budgets are in better shape now than they were before the last recession, thanks to steady growth in employment and the resulting …
Kiplinger

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“Nope, our financial report doesn’t look any better in 3D.”
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Trivia
In what year did the 2001 issue of the U.S. one dollar bill begin its design?
See the answer below.
How to Maximize the Benefits of Tax-Free Investing
The U.S. government charges capital gains tax on most investment gains, but it gives you a handful of opportunities to limit or avoid …
Investor Junkie
What Year Was It?

Gandhi Assassinated

What Year

Mohandas Karam­chand Gandhi, the political and spiritual leader of the Indian independence movement, is assassinated in New Delhi by a Hindu fanatic.
The day was Jan 30. What year was it?

Quote of the Week
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
Benjamin Franklin
Trivia Answer
In what year did the 2001 issue of the U.S. one dollar bill begin its design?
Answer: 1957. Although the one dollar bill has been with us for a long time, the design of the 2001 version began in 1957.
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