School’s in session are you coping so far? Here is some help

The family's summer bathing suits and swim goggles are packed away for the most part and the school bell has rung loud and clear. Yes, the new school year is in full session around the country and it's back to reading, writing, and arithmetic. And regardless of how organized and [...]

By |2019-09-25T19:16:24-08:00September 26th, 2019|Lifestyle|Comments Off on School’s in session are you coping so far? Here is some help

Colleges falling short of preparing students for careers and citizenship

Are students falling short in college when it comes to getting what they need to succeed in the real world?  The American Council of Trustees and Alumni, also known as ACTA, has released the latest edition of its publication "What Will They Learn? 2019-2020" targeting this question. The report centers on [...]

By |2019-09-23T16:07:11-08:00September 24th, 2019|Student Loans|Comments Off on Colleges falling short of preparing students for careers and citizenship

Iconic ‘Farmers’ Almanac’ says wild weather ahead for most of country

If you didn't like last winter, you may want to stop reading right now unless you live in a warm climate. The 2020 Farmers' Almanac's extended weather forecast is calling for a "Polar Coaster Winter," with plenty of frigid temperatures and snow for a majority of the country. "Freezing, frigid, and frosty" [...]

By |2019-09-18T14:45:38-08:00September 19th, 2019|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Iconic ‘Farmers’ Almanac’ says wild weather ahead for most of country

IRS estimator aids retirees; figures tax on Social Security benefits

Help with taxes for seniors is now easier than ever with the new Tax Withholding Estimator, launched in August on IRS.gov. It includes user-friendly features to help retirees easily figure out the right amount of tax to be removed from their pension payments. The mobile-friendly estimator replaces the Withholding Calculator. [...]

By |2019-09-14T10:39:51-08:00September 17th, 2019|Finance|Comments Off on IRS estimator aids retirees; figures tax on Social Security benefits

Enjoy autumn colors on a cruise to New England, Canada

It’s that time of colorful year again – autumn.  Mother Nature shows off her colors in places like eastern Canada and New England, where leaves go from green to orange, crimson and glowing gold. The colorful array seen from a cruise ship is one that should be experienced at least [...]

By |2019-09-11T14:24:59-08:00September 12th, 2019|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Enjoy autumn colors on a cruise to New England, Canada

Are you ready: third quarter estimated tax payment due Sept. 16

With major tax reform in its second year and taxpayers seeing its full effect on 2018 returns, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers who pay estimated tax their third-quarter payment for 2019 is due Monday, Sept. 16. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act or TCJA enacted in December 2017, changed [...]

By |2019-09-09T16:27:48-08:00September 10th, 2019|Finance|Comments Off on Are you ready: third quarter estimated tax payment due Sept. 16

Nearly 40 million to bet on NFL during league’s 100th season

Thirty-eight million American adults—15 percent of the U.S. adult population — will be betting on National Football League games this season, according to a new survey by the American Gaming Association. The rapid expansion of legal sports betting has provided increased opportunity for millions of Americans to bet safely with [...]

By |2019-09-04T15:04:58-08:00September 5th, 2019|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Nearly 40 million to bet on NFL during league’s 100th season

IRS offers waiver of dyed fuel penalty in Florida due to Hurricane Dorian

To minimize or prevent disruptions to the supply of fuel for diesel-powered highway vehicles because of Hurricane Dorian, the Internal Revenue Service will not impose a penalty when dyed diesel fuel is sold for use or used on the highway in Florida. This relief is effective immediately, it said in [...]

By |2019-08-31T13:46:37-08:00September 3rd, 2019|Finance|Comments Off on IRS offers waiver of dyed fuel penalty in Florida due to Hurricane Dorian