2.5.18 – Tax Benefits of Higher Education

Tax Tip Pursuing higher education can provide you with tax benefits that help offset the money you owe, if either you, your spouse, or your dependents attended in 2017. You have two credits available: 1) American Opportunity Credit and 2) Lifetime Learning Credit. Here are tips for knowing if these credits apply to you and how to claim them. American …

1.29.18 – What an Amazing Start!

Weekly Market Update The major averages have been up for the last four weeks. The Dow, S&P NASDAQ and Russell 2000 are all coming off an all-time high. This is the best start for stocks in memorable history. What is driving this? Earnings – They are good, but guidance is better. Guidance – Think tax reform! Economic Data – Think …

1.29.18 – Understand What Those Egg Labels Mean

Green Living Choosing to adopt a green lifestyle or make green-living changes can address everything from the food you eat to the clothing you buy, and more. For those looking to buy eggs from humanely raised chickens, you have a variety of terms to navigate. In the United States, more than 90% of eggs come from caged chickens eating a …

1.29.18 – Create Your Own Salad Dressings

Health Tip By making your own salad dressings at home, you’re committing to a better quality and taste than those dressings you buy at the store (plus, they’ll be extra fresh). There are plenty of recipes for all types of dressings online, so let Google be your friend! Here’s some reasons to avoid store-bought dressings: Mass-produced, low-quality oils in them …

1.29.18 – Weighing Options on a Double Fairway

Golf Tip Golf is hard enough as it is. Stick a hole or two with double fairways in your round though, and you might be facing a long day. You could try trial-and-error on these types of holes, or you could have a set strategy to choose. For double fairways, always think two moves ahead. There’s no reason to be …

1.29.18 – Paying the Additional Medicare Tax

Tax Tip For taxpayers who have income above a certain threshold, you may have to pay the Additional Medicare Tax. Here are some key details to help you identify your potential tax liabilities. What is the Additional Medicare Tax rate? You will pay 0.9% on any income over a certain threshold. What income is subject to this tax? Any income …

1.23.18 – It’s A Bull Market You Know!

Weekly Market Update It was another winning week on Wall Street as the NASDAQ, S&P 500 and Russell 2000 closed the week at all-time highs. Despite a one day pullback – the stock market melt-up – it just went parabolic. The Dow hit 25k on 1/4/2018; we hit 26k on 1/16/18 – 7 trading days. Unbelievable!! And the yield on …

1.23.18 – Simple Health Tips

Health Tip By now, we all know there’s thousands, if not millions, of health tips out there. Unfortunately, many prove to be too time-consuming, or altogether impossible with your busy schedule. Here are 50 ultra-simple heath tips that are easily achievable and take just seconds out of your day. Sip Oolong Tea Go Herbal Rub Your Temples Enjoy Ginger Get …

1.23.18 – How to Tackle a Cold Course

Golf Tip It’s the new year, and if you’re lucky enough to have golf courses open near you, then it’s officially a new golf season, too! But, even if you do have the chance to golf soon, chances are it won’t be very warm. How do you tackle the course when conditions (and weather) aren’t ideal? Following are six tips …