SEPTEMBER 23, 2009 The Return of Thrift Calls for Smart Planning; From Top Drawer Down By KAREN BLUMENTHAL Pat yourself on the back. Government data show that in the face of the financial crisis, we have reduced our debt, cut our spending and, by one measure, boosted personal savings to the highest level this decade. … Continue reading Saving Again? Here’s a Way to Do It Right
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U.S. NEWS SEPTEMBER 16, 2009 Mrs. Fork’s Band of Bean Counters Lives, Works in Firefighter Camps; ‘Mommy, Nana’s at a Fire’ By TAMARA AUDI Brian L. Frank for The Wall Street JournalEdwin Simpson keeps track of an endless stream of supplies that ship in daily for the thousands of firefighters housed at a camp just … Continue reading In Fighting Wildfires, They Also Serve Who Keep the Books
If you requested an extension of time to file your Individual Income Tax Return (that is, filed a Form 4868 to extend the filing of your Form 1040) for last year, then the deadline to file your return is October 15. Direct from the IRS: “Please be aware that an extension of time to file … Continue reading October 15 Filing Deadline!
This is one of the best financial planning tools I know of. It was developed by the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accounting) and puts issues in very understandable terms. http://www.360financialliteracy.org/ Continue reading 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy
How many of us – younger and older – could actually retire at age 62? I am guessing most of us know that you can start collecting Social Security retirement benefits at age 62.5 AND that your benefits are higher if you wait until you are older (into your seventies!) to draw those benefits. … Continue reading Who can retire at age 62?