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?

Now is The Time…Start Tax Planning for 2010

You've just finished filing your 2009 income tax returns, or you were too rushed and filed for an extension.  And here I am talking about 2010 tax planning? Yes…I am.

Rising Rates and Five Other Housing Trends

Guest Post by Bill T. Daniels, Certified Mortgage Coach

The Federal Reserve's purchases of mortgage-backed securities kept interest rates near historic lows for much of last year.  But within a week of the program's expiration, rates for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages jumped from 5.04 percent to 5.31.  Now many analysts are predicting rates will likely rise as high as 6 percent by early next year.  Here are five other housing trends to watch:

Happy Tax Freedom Day 2010!

Isn't this great?  We get to celebrate Tax Freedom Day on April 9th this year.  Tax Freedom Day is the day you stop working for the government and start working for yourself.

Can't Get Your Taxes Done by April 15th…File an Extension

Some people just can't seem to get their tax return completed and filed by April 15.  Others just don't have all of their documents as they’re still waiting for the K-1's from their partnership investments.  Still others have inertia and just don't want to deal with it.