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The Major 2018 Federal Tax Changes

By: Elisabeth - October 1, 2018 - 9:43 am

The Major 2018 Federal Tax Changes Comparing the old rules with the new. Provided by Denise B. Barrows, CPA, CFP®   The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act made dramatic changes to federal tax law. It is worth reviewing some of these changes as 2019 approaches and households and businesses refine their income tax strategies. Income  Read more…


Avoid These Life Insurance Missteps

By: Elisabeth - September 4, 2018 - 9:12 am

Avoid These Life Insurance Missteps Shop wisely when you look for coverage. Provided by Denise B. Barrows, CPA, CFP® Are you about to buy life insurance? Shop carefully. Make your choice with insight from an insurance professional, as it may help you avoid some of these all-too-common missteps. Buying the first policy you see. Anyone  Read more…


Why Life Insurance Will Always Matter in Estate Planning

By: Elisabeth - August 1, 2018 - 10:52 am

Why Life Insurance Will Always Matter in Estate Planning With or without the estate tax, it addresses several key priorities. Provided by Denise B. Barrows, CPA, CFP® Every few years, predictions emerge that the estate tax will sunset. Even if it does, that will not remove the need for life insurance in estate planning. Why?  Read more…


Why Do People Put Off Saving for Retirement?

By: Elisabeth - July 2, 2018 - 9:01 am

Why Do People Put Off Saving for Retirement? A lack of money is but one answer.  Provided by Denise B. Barrows, CPA, CFP®   Common wisdom says that you should start saving for retirement as soon as you can. Why do some people wait decades to begin? Nearly everyone can save something. Even small cash  Read more…


2018 W-4 & New Withholding Tax Tables

By: Elisabeth - June 12, 2018 - 8:08 am

2018 W-4 & New Withholding Tax Tables What? New W-4 and Tax Withholding Tables for 2018 The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act made some changes to personal and dependent exemptions as well as enhancements to the child tax credit. Because of this, it is especially important for W-2 employees to review their withholding. When? Effective  Read more…