Summer isn’t that far away. One thing we have to look forward to is the yearly summer vacation. White sandy beaches and tropical weather sounds like a dream and to many, it might just be. The average cost of vacation for a family of four is $4,000. That’s a large sum to spend on a […]
IRS tax audits are expensive and stressful, and IRS time to audit usually expires after 3 or 6 years depending on your return. But skipping one form allows the IRS to audit you FOREVER.
Changing inequality at every level, including gender, means a different, not just improved, way of doing things.
Do you want to change your diet, cut back on sugar or soda, eat more whole foods, or go organic? If you do, you're definitely not alone. At least 8% of Americans resolve to eat better every year. In fact, eating better is actually a goal I've made before and one that I know is difficult. Eating...
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It's another war of the roses, and this time the spoils are going to consumers
In August of 2010 the renowned investment research company Morningstar released the results of a study they had conducted to determine the best way to predict future mutual fund returns. Specifically, they compared two big factors: The mutual fund’s expense ratio, which is the ongoing cost of owning the fund. Show More Summary
ACG New York, the largest association of middle market deal making professionals in New York, Year-End Middle Market Survey indicated that 62 percent of the respondents believefamily offices have a greater impact on transaction activity in 2016.Kathy Nalywajko, ACG New York board member and Principal at1919 Investment Counsel,expects single-family offices [...]
While Valentine's Day is traditionally for lovers, it's also for savvy entrepreneurs. Instead of emptying your wallet to buy your special someone something special (aka "expensive"), you can actually turn a profit by setting up a side gig. Take advantage of the Hallmark holiday by raking...
In part one of this two part series, we discussed seven reasons why everybody should work a minimum wage job at least twice in their lives – once during school, and again after they’ve made a comfortable sum of money. The reasons cited are: Develop a stronger work ethic Develop better social skills Be Read More...
When I was a kid, I used to sneak in double cheeseburgers off the dollar menu for snacks every time I hit up the movie theater My friends would laugh at me, but my wallet wouldn’t when it saw them drop $20 for tub of popcorn or $30 for a bag of skittles. I also used to call my parents collect from payphones whenever I […]
The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act provided an important update to 529 plans, retroactive to the beginning of 2015. However, since Congress didn’t get around to passing the legislation until the mid-December, 529 plan administrators were left in a bind to adjust their software to issue correct 1099-Qs [...]
15 alternate gifts to say "I love you" for those allergic to clichés.
Grading the clever, the dull, and the simply weird
From Ryan Reynolds' Hyundai ad and Drake's self-parody on T-Mobile, many ads were upbeat and, at times, hysterical.
While there's still a long way to go before the final pairing is set for the 2016 presidential election, after Bernie Sanders' remarkable run in Iowa, and with Donald Trump expected to rebound in New Hampshire and beyond, it looms as a very realistic possibility that these two men could [...]
Why are parents so ill informed about college savings? Here are some common mistakes.
The recent spread widening between Investment Grade bonds and the U.S. Treasury curve has been significant and may present a compelling buying opportunity for high quality IG bonds. Year to date, U.S. corporate bonds rated AA have compiled a total return of 1.13% while those rated BBB have returned -0.22%. [...]
I don’t know if it’s the post-holiday blues, a full moon, or what, but over the past couple weeks, I’ve worked with lots of people who just finished or are trying to navigate a divorce. As someone who divorced and remarried long ago, I can’t help but hurt inside when [...]
As we Baby Boomers look at today's up and coming generations, we can help wonder whether or not the "American Dream" is alive and well. Listening to many of the candidates in the presidential race, the dream seems as if it is gone forever. My...Show More Summary