Are There Other Taxes You Don’t Know About That Will Bite You?

“America is a land of taxation that was founded to avoid taxation.” –Laurence Peter We weren’t in the market for a car when my wife’s step-grandmother recently decided that she no longer wanted to drive her car. She told the family about it and the price that she wanted for it. None of her other […]

Should Same-Sex Married Couples File Protective Claims, Amended Tax Returns, or Nothing?

“This is too difficult for a mathematician. It takes a philosopher.” –Albert Einstein, on taxes On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court overthrew the Defense of Marriage Act, meaning that, for same-sex couples who live in states that recognize non-traditional unions, the tax rules had changed. In U.S. v Windsor, the Supreme Court judged […]

Tax Accounts for Your Business

“I try not to be surprised. Surprise is the public face of a mind that has been closed.” –Bernard Beckett In my previous company, when we started out, we flew by the seats of our pants. Not so much flew as skidded across the runway, trying desperately to reach launch velocity or whatever it is […]

The Best Part of Paying Taxes ISN’T Getting the Refund

“But one must take pride in paying up every April 15. Look at it this way: If you don’t spend your dollars on the IRS, you’d probably just squander it on foolish things, like food, rent.” –Cindy Adams I recently was driving and listening to the radio, when an ad came on which almost made […]

Five Things to Do If You Just Lost a Lot of Money

“I’m so poor I can’t even pay attention.” –Ron Kittle Continues Below Subscribe to Receive My 52 Week Financial Game Plan and Get a Free E-Book! Related posts: Do You Have Too Much Money In Fixed Income? Five Edgy Ways to Save Money, or My Tribute to Stone Cold Steve Austin Are Your Parents Losing […]

How to Think Intelligently About Taxes: An Interview With CPA and Author Mark Kohler

“I’m not saying everyone has to become a real estate tycoon like Donald Trump.” –Mark Kohler Everyone thinks that their biggest expense each year is their house or their car, but the reality is that for almost everyone, taxes are the biggest expense each year. I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Mark Kohler, […]