Quiz – Do You Know Your Income Tax History?

Quiz – Do You Know Your Income Tax History?

Independence Day is almost upon us.  If you’re like me, you may be attending a fireworks show, or working in a fireworks booth helping to raise money.  We fought the Revolutionary War over taxation, so I thought we’d see how much you know about the history...
Getting Married? Start Your Marriage Off Right

Getting Married? Start Your Marriage Off Right

In the western United States, the most popular months for getting married are June through September.  In today’s wacky world, some couples enter into marriage with no knowledge of or communication about their financial status.  91% of couples find reasons to...
Home Equity Loan Interest

Home Equity Loan Interest

Responding to many questions received from taxpayers and tax professionals, the IRS said in a recent news release that despite newly-enacted restrictions on home mortgages, taxpayers can often still deduct interest on a home equity loan, home equity line of credit...
Moving Out?

Moving Out?

Are you ready to move out? Just recently we encountered a young man, just starting out in life.  He’s nineteen years old, attending college, working, and was evicted from his home.  Now he’s looking for a new place to hang out but living quarters are not...
Smart Uses for Your Tax Refund

Smart Uses for Your Tax Refund

Your tax refund marks a great chance to set yourself in a better position for the future. If you’re getting blessed by the IRS, here are a some great ways to make sure your money continues to work for you. Get Out of / Reduce Your Debt. If you are like most people...