MoneyTips

MoneyTips February 23, 2017 It’s never too late or too early to think about your retirement. One of the most common and effective retirement savings options is an individual retirement account, more commonly referred to as an IRA. This article will look at the differences between a traditional IRA and another type of savings account…

The First Judge Many Of You Ever Knew Has Died

The First Judge Many Of You Ever Knew Has Died Before Judge Judy, Judge Joe Brown, Hot Bench, Judge Mathis, Judge Alex, Judge Mills Lane… and definitely before High Court, there was The People’s Court and Judge Joseph Wapner. The famed television judge passed away on Sunday at age 97. Wapner provided America’s honest entry…

MoneyTips

MoneyTips February 23, 2017 It’s never too late or too early to think about your retirement. One of the most common and effective retirement savings options is an individual retirement account, more commonly referred to as an IRA. This article will look at the differences between a traditional IRA and another type of savings account…

Non-Sequiturs: 02.24.17

Non-Sequiturs: 02.24.17 (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty) * Big scoop: here’s what Merrick Garland is really up to. [Clickhole] * “I love the First Amendment. Nobody loves it better than me.” …and other lies the president told me. [Huffington Post] * Hey! Remember law school? Remember torts? Remember the “spring gun case”? Here’s an interview with…

Protecting taxpayer confidentiality

Protecting taxpayer confidentiality Lawyers are held to higher standards than CPAs. Above, actor Bob Odenkirk, who stars as Saul Goodman in Better Call Saul, promised confidentiality to his client Walter White in Breaking Bad. Amanda Edwards/Getty Images Fans of television’s favorite ethically challenged criminal lawyer Saul Goodman know that despite his many questionable actions, he…

Don’t fall for phone or email tax scams

Don’t fall for phone or email tax scams Tax crooks continue to come up with new ways to try to get their hands on your money. The latest scam is a play on a common tax notice that’s sent to taxpayers. The fake emails purport to be about an Internal Revenue Service bill related to…

Tax fraud crackdown to delay early filers’ refunds

Tax fraud crackdown to delay early filers’ refunds DreamPictures/Getty Images You’re eager to get your hands on your tax refund, but it may take a little longer this year as the IRS ramps up efforts to fight tax fraud. As a result, early filers who claim the Earned Income Tax Credit or Additional Child Tax…

IRA Choices: Roth vs Traditional

IRA Choices: Roth vs Traditional February 23, 2017 It’s never too late or too early to think about your retirement. One of the most common and effective retirement savings options is an individual retirement account, more commonly referred to as an IRA. This article will look at the differences between a traditional IRA and another…

Appealing Social Security Decisions Online

Appealing Social Security Decisions Online February 24, 2017 Was your Social Security claim denied by the Social Security Administration (SSA)? It is your right to appeal the decision, and now you have an even easier method of doing so. As of December 10, 2016, the SSA allows you to file an appeal online for both…

Prevent Identity Theft From Affecting Your Taxes

Prevent Identity Theft From Affecting Your Taxes February 24, 2017 When your identity is stolen, you have so many potential issues to deal with — changing passwords, closing accounts, dealing with fraudulent charges, and placing fraud alerts with the credit bureaus — that you may forget about potential tax fraud. Armed with your personal information,…