Yearly Archives: 2009

Meeting my CPA Tomorrow What Should You Bring when Meeting to do Your Taxes

Meeting my CPA Tomorrow What Should You Bring when Meeting to do Your Taxes

Well technically, since I am writing this post-12am on Sunday night/Monday morning it is today, but lets ignore that for now.  Weather permitting (anyone else out there on “the island” getting nailed by snow?), the Wife and I are meeting with our accountant/CPA that was recommended by a co-worker, and I need to figure out… Continue Reading

Verify your Retirement Account’s Beneficiary

Verify your Retirement Account’s Beneficiary

The Supreme Court Has Spoken – Verify the beneficiary on your Retirement Account In a recent case the United States Supreme Court has made it clear, YOU BETTER KNOW WHO IS THE BENEFICIARY ON YOUR RETIREMENT ACCOUNT!  The case dated Jan 26, 2009, titled, Kennedy v. Plan Administrator for DuPont Savings and Investment was decided by the Court unanimously… Continue Reading

I Created a New Blog for the Wife

I Created a New Blog for the Wife

Sorry about the lack of post tonight, but I had two wakes in one week! The one I went to tonight, my father kept introducing me as the middle son-lawyer (my parents have 3). I always find it very weird, that my parents always introduce me by my chosen education/profession. Regardless, when I got back… Continue Reading

Foreclosures aren’t Everyone’s Problem

Foreclosures aren’t Everyone’s Problem

Whenever the mainstream news starts making think in terms of absolutes, I know something is wrong…so I quickly load up Cato.org.  As always, Cato Institute Author, Alan Reynolds provides a fresh view on something the main stream news outlets either don’t see or don’t want to bring up.  I have written about a Mr. Reynolds… Continue Reading

Top 10 Reasons You Need to Get a Will ASAP

Top 10 Reasons You Need to Get a Will ASAP

I found out that my dad is having major surgery in a couple weeks, so I had to ask…”Did he have a will, and would he like his son, who works with wills everyday, to make sure it follows his testamentary intent and is tax efficient?”  Well, I was shocked when he told me, he didn’t… Continue Reading

Life Insurance and Annuities may be Right for Retirement Despite Money Magazine

Life Insurance and Annuities may be Right for Retirement Despite Money Magazine

Let me say this first and foremost, I generally like Money Magazine, but I was so angry when reading this month’s issue.  It wasn’t just one article but rather the combination of two articles.  On page 29 there is an article titled, “Keep Your Nest Egg Safe from Uncle Sam” by Karen Cheney and the other titled,… Continue Reading