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2018 Tax Planning

How To Calculate Your Taxes In 2018

I do a lot of planning for my taxes, so much so that it feels obsessive at times.  A few years ago I made a tax planning spreadsheet that allowed people to compare side by side different tax scenarios. This greatly simplified my tax planning, and helped many others as …

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Benton Harbor Just Passed A City Income Tax

I lived in Benton Harbor city for 2 years then I lived in a house on the city line for 6 years. currently I live less than 5 miles from the city limits.  Benton Harbor is home to the world headquarters of Whirlpool corporation and has a population of around …

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How To Balance The Federal Budget

The United States has not balanced the federal budget since 2001, in fact the federal budget was only balanced for 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001 since 1970! Also, in every one of those years the budget only balanced because Social Security revenue was greater than expenditures and the government used …

Tax Free Early Retirement

How Donald Trump’s Tax Plan Will Affect You

It isn’t very often that a President is able to fully realize his or her tax plan, which is usually a good thing.  The Bush tax cuts passed 15 years ago still have a profound affect on most American workers.  If Donald Trump is able to have legislation passed that …