Your 2018 Tax Guide

With all the recent attention from tax changes made by Congress recently, many of us are wondering how it will affect us. Here's something you might find is useful. Just remember I'm not licensed or qualified to give tax advice so this is information only. It comes from an insurance company called Athene. Technically, their …

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What should I do with the $300,000 I am about to inherit?

My Comments: What would you do if you just found out you were getting an extra $300,000? And to whom is this question posed? The article appeared in a news feed on my phone this morning as I was drinking coffee and getting ready for the day. You can find it HERE. I’m sharing it …

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I Inherited a Roth IRA. Now what?

My Comments: More and more people have Roth IRA accounts. A common question about retirement is whether to draw money from their Roth IRA first or take money from their non-Roth retirement accounts first. It depends. Any money not yet taxed is going to get taxed. Period. The Roth IRA money comes out tax free; …

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What Are the Odds the IRS Will Audit Your Tax Return? And What Should You Do If It Does?

My Comments: There is a significant difference between avoiding taxes and evading taxes. Not less an authority figure than a former Supreme Court justice expressed that “…there is no obligation to pay more in taxes than absolutely necessary”. But evading taxes will perhaps land you in jail. That being said, the IRS is NOT going …

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TAX ESSENTIALS

My Comments: I think I found this article published in Medical Economics some months ago. I apologize for my inability to provide accurate sourcing. That aside, we have ZERO obligation to pay more in taxes that absolutely necessary. Just remember, the IRS has a responsibility to collect taxes. It’s up to us to figure out …

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“Borrowing” from Retirement Savings

My Comments: There is a fundamental truth to be gleaned from demographics. A great majority of us live well into our 80’s and beyond. And given the nature of our society, it’s better to have more money than less money. Accounts like an IRA, or a 401k or any number of other titles, implies that …

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TAX ESSENTIALS

My Comments: I think I found this article published in Medical Economics some months ago. I apologize for my inability to provide accurate sourcing. That aside, all of us have a ZERO obligation to pay more in taxes than absolutely necessary. Just remember, the IRS has a responsibility to collect taxes. It’s up to us …

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