September 11th, 2019 Newsletter

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Little-Known Tax Breaks That Could Save You Big Dollars
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 gives us a lot to think about when crafting a financial framework. With the legislation scheduled to run through 2025, you want to be aware of certain provisions and exceptions in the …
Finance Monthly

Deduct Expenses for Long-Term Care on Your Tax Return
The staggering costs of long-term care can wreak havoc on your retirement savings. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human …
Kiplinger
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3 Simple Steps To Improving Your Credit Score
The average American has a credit score of 704. If your Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) score is around that number, that’s fantastic …
Finance Monthly

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Credit card companies take cue from startups on flexible payment plans
Spend too much on your summer vacation? Need to replace that sputtering air conditioner? More credit cards are offering flexible payment …
SF GATE
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For Teachers, the Money Keeps Getting Worse
As kids and parents settle into another school year, principals and superintendents in districts across the country are still …
The Atlantic

Can Your 401(k) Impact Your Social Security Benefits?
No. The income you receive from your 401(k) or other qualified retirement plan does not affect the amount of Social Security retirement …
Investopedia
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Millennials are swiping right on these attractive money habits
Think about the traits people consider attractive. What comes to mind? You may have said physical beauty, stylish dress, and a charming …
USA Today

Why I refused to lend money to my parents
They say don’t mix money and friends. In my case, I have chosen not to mix money and family any more. I recently found myself in the …
Financial Times
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11 Ways College Students Can Save Money
Bedding, check! New school clothes, check! Books—yikes, but check! As summer comes to a close, college students all over the country …
Forbes

Here are the best cities to negotiate your home price
The US real estate market is pretty strong: Expert. DeBianchi Real Estate’s Samantha DeBianchi gives her take on the U.S. real …
Fox Business
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Should a Widow Pay Off Her Mortgage?
Susan, a referral from a colleague, is a recent widow. She called and wanted to know my thoughts on using her late husband’s life …
Kiplinger

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“I give myself six hour lunches and give myself a raise whenever I need more money. Those are my stress management techniques.”
Copyright © Randy Glasbergen
Trivia
The financial ratio which divides a company’s ‘liquid assets’ by ‘current liabilities’ is known by what popular term?
See the answer below.
3 Ways to Get Social Security Benefits
First created in 1935 as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal, the Social Security Administration (SSA) …
Investopedia
What Year Was It?

Attack on America

What Year

At 8:45 a.m. on a clear Tuesday morning, an American Airlines Boeing 767 loaded with 20,000 gallons of jet fuel crashes into the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York City.
The day was Sep 11. What year was it?

Quote of the Week
“Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people that they don’t like.”
Will Rogers
Trivia Answer
The financial ratio which divides a company’s ‘liquid assets’ by ‘current liabilities’ is known by what popular term?
Answer: Acid Test (or ‘Quick Ratio’)
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