Category Archives: Taxes

Your Muni Fund Isn’t In Kansas Anymore…It’s in Puerto Rico

I bet there are plenty off people in New York who wish that 1 out of 4 of their winter days felt like Puerto Rico’s (which is 40 degree warmer in December!) … but for those who can’t afford the … Continue reading

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You Think You’re Paying Too Much In Taxes?

Justin here. For all its quirks, it’s hard to find a better (and cheaper) place to easily track what you spend that at http://www.mint.com. On top of that, the Mint blog does an equally great job at relaying financial concepts … Continue reading

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Behavioral Finance: Reframing

Justin here. I, like most people, would prefer to pay less taxes. But like anything that hurts, a little “reframing” goes along way. Even though going to the dentist to get a filling hurts (both wallet and tooth,) one can … Continue reading

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Who Is Paying Taxes?

Justin here. We’re getting near year-end and so taxes are on the brain. I ran across this graphic from Mint.com. They do some really great visual explanations (they recently did one on reverse mortgages) but, seeing as though my second … Continue reading

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"Well, I’m just a bill . . .

. . . just a lonely old bill, and I’m sittin’ here on capital hill. But now I’m off to the Senate where they sit and debate: adding a surtax to millionaires, an extension to unemployment pay, tax breaks for … Continue reading

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Did someone say Trillion dollar deficit?

Bill Gross, by many accounts, is one of the wisest persons on the planet, at least when it comes to fixed income investing. His perspectives and explanations about plain old Main Street Economics are worth knowing; I recommend adding him … Continue reading

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Did someone say Trillion dollar deficit?

Bill Gross, by many accounts, is one of the wisest persons on the planet, at least when it comes to fixed income investing. His perspectives and explanations about plain old Main Street Economics are worth knowing; I recommend adding him … Continue reading

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What you need to know about tax stimulus payments

Fellow Gate City Rotarian and helpful friend Darlene Leonard, C.P.A., of Smith Leonard, PLLC, shared this important heads up: If you have elderly friends or relatives, let them know that they will need to file a tax return for 2007 … Continue reading

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Delay Denied on Tax Accounting Rule

Delay Denied on Tax Accounting Rule By DOW JONES/ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: January 18, 2007 The rule would have required companies to take a more stringent approach to reporting uncertain tax positions on their financial statements, and offers an expanded view … Continue reading

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