January 3rd, 2018 Newsletter

Jan 3, 2018
How to Owe Nothing on Your Federal Tax Return


The way you fill out the W-4 form that you turn in to your employer when you start a new job determines how much tax you will have withheld from each paycheck, which affects how much you will ultimately owe or receive as a …

5 Ways to Help Control Your Taxes in Retirement
Taxes aren’t something retirees can deal with once a year. They are something you need to plan for all year, every year. Here’s an …

What can I do to increase my Social Security benefits?
The average Social Security benefit for all workers in 2018 is just $1,404 monthly, or $16,848 yearly. That’s a fairly low income …
USA Today

5 Financial New Year’s Resolutions Everyone Should Make
Last year, close to 40% of Americans made financial New Year’s resolutions, according to a Fidelity survey Opens a New Window. Studies …
Fox Business

What to Do If Your Boss Is Among the 26 Percent Who Say No to a Bonus
This year, 74 percent of those responsible for hiring decisions in science, tech, engineering and medical fields say they …

How to score the best deal on a brand-new car before the new year arrives
In these final days of 2017, experts are advising potential car buyers that if they’re considering a new set of wheels, now is a …
ABC News

The Modified Home Mortgage Interest Deduction
The tax code generally views people as having two sides: one side that seeks profit, and the other side that seeks to satisfy human needs …

Signs You Are Sabotaging Your Savings
It’s something you do every day without giving it much thought – you go to your favorite coffee shop to get your cup of motivation …

Quick Steps to Improve Your Finances in 2018
Losing weight and improving one’s finances are almost always at the top of most people’s lists of New Year’s resolutions. It makes …

More places refusing to take cash
The other day at Dig Inn, a just-opened lunch spot on Broadway and 38th Street in Midtown Manhattan, Shania Bryant committed a customer …
SF Gate

Estate planning: How to ‘death clean’ your finances
The phrase “death cleaning” may sound jarring to unaccustomed ears, but the concept makes sense. It’s about getting rid of excess …
USA Today

“After federal, state and local taxes, you get one-third of a wish.”
Copyright © Randy Glasbergen
Which president is on the front of a US $50 bill?
See the answer below.
3 Smart Money Moves You Should Consider Making in 2018
Are you happy with your financial decisions in 2017? Are you ending the year with more money than you started with? The end of the year …
Fox Business
What Year Was It?

Noriega surrenders to U.S

Noriega surrenders to U.S

Panama’s General Manuel Antonio Noriega, after holing up for 10 days at the Vatican embassy in Panama City, surrenders to U.S. military troops to face charges of drug trafficking.
The day was Jan 3. What year was it?

Quote of the Week
“A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart.”
Jonathan Swift
Trivia Answer
Which president is on the front of a US $50 bill?
Answer: Grant
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