Category Archives for "Planning"

Singapore’s Saving System

By Chuck Bentley Forbes Magazine columnist John Goodman had a lot of high praise for the nation of Singapore’s alternative to the American welfare system. He said: Singapore has built an alternative to the European style welfare state. Think of all the reasons why people turn to government in other developed countries: retirement income, housing, […]

Building wealth takes work

By Chuck Bentley “A recent study by Fidelity Investments focused on what it takes to become a millionaire without the help of a game show, and found that many people have the ability to accrue tremendous wealth… “Fidelity’s seventh ‘Millionaire Outlook’ study looked at the potential investors have for moving up toward millionaire status. The key […]

Is your college graduate looking for a job?

By Chuck Bentley There’s good news for the college class of 2015, according to a recent article in Yahoo Finance: The odds that you will land a job after graduation are looking pretty solid. Unemployment is down and graduates are getting hired. In less than a decade from now, millennials will make up nearly three-quarters of the […]

Are you spending too much money?

By Chuck Bentley Are you spending too much money? According to an article in investopedia.com, here are 10 signs you’re spending too much money. 1. You carry credit card debt. If you’re not completely paying off the balance on your credit card every month, you’re probably spending too much. 2. You have no retirement savings. If this is […]

Obamacare Information for your tax return

By Chuck Bentley You will need to report your healthcare arrangements to the IRS as one of the consequences of Obamacare, or else: Failure to comply can result in a reduced tax refund and penalties. First, there’s the coverage issue. Under Obamacare’s individual shared responsibility provision, you must let the IRS know when you file […]

Obamacare and Your Taxes

By Chuck Bentley I hope you know that a key part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires that taxpayers have qualifying health care coverage. Those without will need to qualify for an exemption or pay a penalty. This “Individual Shared Responsibility” provision applies to both individuals and families. If you, your spouse, and everyone […]

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