2020 Social Security Changes Announced

The Social Security Administration announced a 1.6 percent boost to monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for 2020. The increase is based on the rise in the Consumer Price Index over the past 12 months ending in September 2019. For those still contributing to Social Security through wages, the potential maximum incomeRead more about 2020 Social Security Changes Announced[…]

Municipal Bonds: An Investment with Tax Breaks

Everybody likes getting something for free, and taxes are no different. Investing in securities like municipal bonds (sometimes referred to by the nickname “munis”) or municipal bond funds generates tax-free interest income. Here is what you need to know. Tax advantages of municipal bonds You pay zero federal tax on municipal bond investment income. DependingRead more about Municipal Bonds: An Investment with Tax Breaks[…]

How to Maximize Deductions for Assisted Living

It’s possible that someone in your family will need assisted living care at some point in their life. This care can be at an assisted living facility, a nursing home, or in their own home. Often, assisted living care is expensive and not fully reimbursable by typical health insurance policies. Thankfully, there is a medicalRead more about How to Maximize Deductions for Assisted Living[…]

Cash Flow Tips for Small Businesses

It’s sad, but true: Half of all new businesses fail within the first five years. Although lots of factors contribute to business failure, a common culprit is poor cash management. All businesses must deal with the uncertainty of fluctuating sales, inventories and expenses, but managing these risks is especially important for small businesses with limitedRead more about Cash Flow Tips for Small Businesses[…]