Category Archives: Taxes

May 16, 2016

Single Parents Often Walk a Financial Tightrope

Being a single parent demands so much of a person’s time and energy that taking care of longer-term financial concerns often take a back seat. So many single parents face financial restrictions that make it seem they are constantly on Continue reading…

December 1, 2015

How Long Should You Keep Important Documents and Records?

It will really help your efforts to organize your financial affairs if you know how long you need to keep statements or documents. A survey by Consumer Reports showed that only 40% of respondents thought that they could find a Continue reading…

November 25, 2015

Estate Planning After Divorce

As part of organizing your financial affairs following a divorce, you should also make preparations for your financial affairs after your death. Planning your estate is an essential part of getting one’s financial matters in order at any point in Continue reading…

November 23, 2015

Cost Basis: What Is It? Why Does It Matter?

As another tax season comes to a close, there are people all over the country digging through shoe boxes and file cabinets trying to meet their tax accountants’ request for cost basis information on an investment they sold last year. Continue reading…

November 10, 2015

Charities: What You Give vs. How Much You Give

Categories: BudgetingMoney and FinancesTaxes

The holiday season is when many people do a significant portion of their charitable giving for the year. Once you have decided which charitable organization to support and how much, you should also consider how to give that support. What Continue reading…

July 31, 2015

Charities: What You Give vs. How Much You Give

Categories: BudgetingMoney and FinancesTaxes

The holiday season is when many people do a significant portion of their charitable giving for the year. Once you have decided which charitable organization to support and how much, you should also consider how to give that support. What Continue reading…