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Friday May 25, 2018

Important Life Decisions
Personal Planner
"How can I plan?" asked Mary. "We just sold our home and bought a retirement condo. Our older child just moved across...
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How to Choose a Good Estate Sale Company
Savvy Living
Can you provide some tips on how to choose a good estate sale company who can sell all the leftover items in my mother's house? The estate sale business has become a huge industry over the past decade. There are roughly 22,000 estate sale companies that currently operate in the U.S., up nearly 60% from just 10 years ago. But not all estate sale companies are alike. Unlike appraisal, auction and real estate companies, estate sale operators are largely unregulated and are not required to adhere to licensing or standard educational requirements. This leaves the door open for inexperienced,...
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Time for a 'Paycheck Checkup'
Washington News
In IR-2018-120, the Service urged taxpayers to use the Withholding Calculator on www.IRS.gov for a "Paycheck Checkup." The passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), brought many changes that will affect taxpayers. With the TCJA's higher standard deductions ($12,000 for single taxpayers and $24,000 for married couples filing jointly), many taxpayers will have lower taxable incomes in 2018. The Withholding Calculator is an excellent way to estimate a taxpayer's appropriate withholding amounts for 2018. If an individual needs to make an adjustment, it is best to do so early in the year...
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