A College Education is Expensive…Fight Back!

According to the College Board, the average cost of tuition at a public school increased by 6.5% last year.  The average increase in tuition at a private school was 4.4%.  This put the average cost of tuition, room and board, and fees at $15,213 for the public school and $35,636 for private school.  

$4 Billion in Estate Taxes not Paid…Yet!

Mr. Dan Duncan passed away in March of this year.  It is estimated his net worth was $9 billion, making him one of the top 100 most affluent people in the world.  A self-made man, he amassed his fortune in energy.  He was also very philanthropic, giving away hundreds of millions of dollars.

Rebuilding Together in Manchester-April 2010

Tom Scanlon participated in the Rebuilding Together program in Manchester.                "Rebuilding Together" is part of a national non-profit organization.  The goal of this organization is to bring communities together in an effort to assist those in need of general home repair and improvements.  

Got a Foreign Bank Account…File Your FBAR!

Taxpayers with foreign accounts have come under fire from the U.S. Government.  Apparently, some people had foreign accounts and they, um…didn't declare the income.  Yikes!

Health Care Reform…Send Lawyers, Guns, and Money!

Warren Zevon wasn’t thinking about health care when he wrote his classic 1970’s hit, “Lawyers, Guns and Money”.  However, if he were around today, he might very well have had health care in mind.  The votes have been cast and now we have health care reform.  This has, or will, affect many Americans.  What are some of the key points in this legislation?