Category Archives for "Planning"

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 […]

How low can you go: Graduating without debt

By Chuck Bentley When Forbes magazine published its listing of America’s top colleges, looking at “best value” as a criteria, I knew that “value” for many prospective students really means “debt.” For today’s graduates, shiny promises quickly lose their luster when the student loan payment book arrives before a job offer. The time is now […]

Whom should we help?

True and lasting financial freedom cannot be experienced in Christians’ finances unless they understand God’s perspective on giving and sharing. God’s perspective on how to obtain lasting financial freedom is best characterized by the following principles. 1. Acknowledge God’s ownership over everything. God owns it all and we are His stewards in charge of managing […]

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