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Putting Your Money Where Your Heart Is

"Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." - Luke 12:34 I'm in a bit of a contemplative mood as I write, this morning. After a restful weekend with friends and family ... being out and about, listening to the radio and watching some TV, I'm struck by...

A Credit Freeze How-To, and Why Alan Newcomb Recommends It Now

I hope you're well today. This is the final week before extended returns are due (Monday, October 16th is the due date this year), so we are working hard with those clients who placed an extension on their filing to make sure that everything is set up and filed...

Alan Newcomb’s 11 To-Dos For Your ‘Financial Health’ Day

I've become increasingly aware that although I share with you strategies, tips and whatnot every week -- it can be difficult to actually act on them, in the evenings for example, when the demands of family and the need for down-time pull at you. That's ESPECIALLY true...

Newcomb’s Tax Extension Cheat Sheet

This has been an intense tax season. For those of us in the tax professional community, there have been emails, message board postings and blog posts flying about the difficulties that many have been facing with regards to all of the additional paperwork called for in...

Estate & Tax Planning For Centralia IL Families

We're in the middle of the always-somewhat-odd political convention season, in which true believers fire each other up, and most everyone else issues a collective yawn (and more strongly filters their Facebook feed). I don't mean to say that I don't care about...

Are You Working Without A Net?

"Then give to the world the best you have, and the best will come back to you." - Madeline Bridges Before I get to what I wrote this week, I wanted you to know that there are a few important "announcements", following my Note, which affect your tax situation for 2010...

Let’s Start a Conversation…

See, relative to their income, the rich are frugal. They save and invest. They spend less than 65% of their take-home pay on day-to-day expenses.

The wrong professional

"Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable." - Sydney J Harris Thanks for all of your notes, feedback and phone calls about last week's post re: Haiti. That crisis seems to have affected the...

Alan Newcomb on NOT Automating Your Personal Finances

As we just celebrated our Independence Day, I think it's worth considering *financial* independence. But we should pause first in gratitude to Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum who, along with our armed forces, back in 1996 successfully repelled an alien invasion that was...

New (and Old) Tax Scams Taxpayers In Centralia IL Need To Know About

You'd think that this would be about golf, since here we are smack in the middle of summer. But I'm here with a word of caution about other kinds of traps, not of the sandy variety. Last week, we spoke about executors, and I'll return to that subject soon. But today,...

How You’re Missing Legal Tax Deductions

Here’s a certain truth: the State and Federal Government would love to have more of your hard-earned money in their accounts. Sure, even though it’s painful, none of us begrudge paying our legal and fair share of taxes.

But the problem is that regular taxpayers, like you, are missing out on legal and safe deductions, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed refunds every year!