Taxation Without Representation is Alive and Well

Our forefathers launched the Revolutionary War with the claim “taxation without representation.” What few of us realize is that taxing the other guy who has no say in the matter is now a prevalent technique. Here are some examples. Hotel taxes to fund sports stadiums. New professional sports stadiums across… Read More

What to Do With Your Social Security Statement

The Social Security Administration is now doing a better job in sending out earnings reports by mailing paper statements to workers every five years beginning at age 25. The reports are also available online. These reports recap historic earnings and contain an estimate of potential benefits. When you receive your… Read More

Tips for Early Retirement

When would you like to retire? Even if the answer is later versus sooner, most of us would like the freedom to decide. To do this, consider what it would take to create financial independence in retirement. Here are some ideas to help plan for an early retirement. Start early…. Read More

In the News: The Student Tax Scam

IMPORTANT: Please pass this information on to each of your children and any family with kids in school. Your best defense is awareness. With school just around the corner, the IRS has reminded us to pay attention to a new scam that is targeting students and their parents. Here is… Read More