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Sep 10, 2021

When it comes to taxes, we tend to focus on our federal liabilities, but remember that Uncle Sam is not the only one with his hands in your pocket.  Here’s a good example:  The state of California just raised its gas tax again … even though the state has a $75 billion budget surplus this year!  Is it unreasonable to...


Aug 27, 2021

I don’t know if you saw this or not, but there’s a new study showing that stress really can turn your hair gray!  Aging expert Dr. Richard Siow says it’s a pretty big deal! But here’s the best part:  The researchers also found that – once the stress is gone – you might be able to get your original hair color...


Aug 13, 2021

Hard to believe, but we’re almost at the half-way point of 2021.  So, what will the second half of the year bring?  A report from the GO-Banking-Rates website predicts higher prices at the supermarket … and at the gas pump.  That’s in addition to “astronomical” prices in the housing market.  Sounds like...


Jul 30, 2021

We hear a lot about the benefits of a Roth IRA.  But a writer for The Motley Fool says she doesn’t want a Roth because…

  1. She’s not convinced her tax rate will be higher in retirement.  And,
  2. She doesn’t want to be tempted to withdraw money before she actually retires.

Steve weigh's in on the benefits of a Roth...


Jul 16, 2021

Now that President Biden is trying to raise the inheritance tax, CNBC says some people are considering life insurance as an estate planning tool.  Is that really an option? May inflation rate was 5% higher than May of last year!  So, here’s something to keep in mind:  Rising inflation means a lot more than just higher...