The other day I helped a friend of mine help a friend of his. As we were carrying in the elderly neighbor’s new hot water heater, my friend said “You have done your good deed for the day.”
What is a good deed?
His implication; it was good because I didn’t receive anything in return for it. I wasn’t paid. I spent…Continue
I wrote this post a couple weeks ago, and feel it is one of the most important I have ever written. It reminded me to install a new smoke detector, have a fire drill, and update our fire plan. Hope it inspires some of you to action on this important but not urgent activity.
This article will be different. It is born of an emotional story of a father who died trying to rescue his 3 year old…Continue
I want you to picture a football or soccer field. Picture yourself as one of the 22 players dressed in their team uniforms. The stands are filled with SCREAMING, face-painted fanatics. The game is about ready to begin. You have butterflies in your stomach, and are looking for a place to throw-up. The energy is palpable!!! …Continue
How big is the Mortgage interest deduction?
We often hear, “you should keep a mortgage on your home for the tax deduction.” I am going to explore this statement, by using actual numbers from a tax return I prepared.
Ed and Daisy (names changed to protect innocent and guilty) are married with 3 children with an AGI of…Continue