Monthly Archives: April 2009

Planning for Children with Special Needs – Part II Letter of Intent

Disclaimer: You should always check with your financial or legal professional before estate or financial planning especially when dealing with as sensitive and advanced subject such as Children with Special Needs. This is the Second Part of a multi-post series on planning for children with special needs. Part 1 – Introduction Step One Create aContinue Reading

Planning for Children with Special Needs – Part I Introduction

Disclaimer: You should always check with your financial or legal professional before estate or financial planning especially when dealing with as sensitive and advanced subject such as Children with Special Needs. I have no idea the reason, but I love estate planning and I hope that enthusiasm comes through on this blog.  There is somethingContinue Reading

A Couple of Carnivals and a Fun Movie Trailer about Beer

I participated in two carnivals recently and wanted to highlight them for all to read: Don’t Mess with Taxes hosted the 52nd Tax Carnival and chose my “Tax Mechanics of an Intra-Family Loan” Post.  Great Carnival with a lot of articles ranging from How to file for a Tax Extension to the sound advice that youContinue Reading

How to Choose a Financial Planner – 7 Tips by Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal Writer, Shelly Banjo offers, “Seven Questions to Ask When Picking a Financial Adviser.”  I am a huge fan of the article because Ms. Banjo is nonjudgmental of the financial advisor role but rather offers 7 sound questions to ask someone vetting for your trust. Let me say this first, and I haveContinue Reading

Where is my 2008 Tax Refund?

Check the status of your Federal Refund with the IRS’ “Where’s my Refund” I had previously discussed meeting with my accountant, why I wasn’t a huge fan of my account and receiving the news of my New York & Federal income tax refund.  Well its been a while, or at least it feels like aContinue Reading

How to Easily Evaluate your Asset Allocation with Morningstar Instant X-Ray Tool

Despite my licenses, I am not an not an investment expert, and I don’t begin to pretend to be one.  That being said everyone should know their asset allocation, and have an elementary understanding of asset allocation.  I repeat, everyone should have an idea as to what they are invested in, whether they have anContinue Reading