Divorce: Who Claims the Child Dependency Exemption

You’re divorced or legally separated… Should you can claim the child dependency exemption? Simply put, the IRS doesn’t get involved in family law matters. The IRS definition of “custody” (i.e., parenting time) is based upon the number of nights spent with each parent. However, often, years go by between the original divorce decree/separation agreement – […]

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The Perils of Poor Estate Planning

Estate Planning… A term reserved for the ultra wealthy? Confusing, legal jargon, not intended for the average person? Au contraire! Don’t leave your loved ones like this. Proper and effective estate planning is an integral part of any high-functioning financial plan. In it’s simplicity, estate planning means you’ve gone through the thoughts, processes and functions […]

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Disappointment and Defeat

“You have been disappointed, you have undergone defeat during the depression, you have felt the great heart within you crushed until it bled. Take courage, for these experiences have tempered the spiritual metal of which you are made – they are assets of incomparable value.” ~Napoleon Hill This hit me pretty hard today… It’s from […]

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Your Tax Return = Goldmine

If you’re like most people, you don’t want to think about taxes, much less dive into the details. I’ve found that the majority of people find taxes complicated, annoying and intimidating.Like many things in life, sometimes it helps to gain a bit of clarity on the subject that cause these types of feelings.So today, I’m […]

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Spotting Suspicious Phone Calls

Today, I got a phone call, supposedly coming from Washington DC. ​​I wasn’t able to answer and became pretty annoyed after listing to the voicemail.It went like this:“There was a fraud and misconduct on your tax which you are hiding from the federal government. This needs to be rectified immediately. Please return the call as soon […]

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