Posts Tagged ‘economy’


Why I Asked My Daughter to Give Me a Power of Attorney

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Recently my daughter turned 18.  In Connecticut this is considered the age of majority.  In other words, she can make her own decisions.  Well, that’s what the law says.  However, she’s still living under my roof, so, well, she’s got to deal with me.  It’s probably more accurate to say however, that I have to deal with her.

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3 Reasons to Fund a 529 College Savings Plan

 

1) College is Expensive

According to the College Board the average tuition for a 4 year private education is $39,518 per year.  The average cost of a 4 year in- state public education is $17,860.  Either way, it’s a lot of money.


3 Easy Ways to Financially Help Your Children or Grandchildren

Do your children or grandchildren need some financial assistance?

Here are 3 Easy Ways to help them:

 

1) Make a Loan

Parents and grandparents can loan to their child or grandchild.  If this is the approach taken, a formal loan agreement should be drawn up.  This should include interest and the repayment terms.  The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) will require a minimum amount of interest to be charged.  This is known as the Applicable Federal Rate (“AFR”).  This … Continue reading »


Connecticut Joins Pact on Employee Misclassification Initiative

The misclassification of employees as independent contractors, presents a serious issue for affected employees, employers, and to the economy. Misclassified employees are often denied access to critical benefits and protections such as family and medical leave, overtime, minimum wage and unemployment insurance. Employee misclassification as independent contractors, also generates substantial losses to the Treasury and the Social Security and Medicare funds, as well as to state unemployment insurance and workers compensation funds.


4 Reasons to do a Roth Conversion

 

A Roth Conversion is when funds are taken out of an IRA and converted into a Roth IRA. This conversion results in taxable income. Here are 4 Reasons to do a Roth Conversion:


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