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4 Tips for Filing Your Taxes

According to J. Paul Getty, “If you get up early, work late, and pay your taxes, you will get ahead — if you strike oil.” Few of us will strike oil, but most of us file tax returns. To make your tax experience less painful, more productive and hopefully rewarding, I’ve assembled a few tips […]

Tips on When to Take Social Security Benefits

The consequences of the onset of Social Security benefits are enormous. Recent reports by Sandra Block, at Kiplinger.com and Viewpoints at Fidelity.com confirm this. You are eligible for benefits if you’ve worked a minimum of 10 years in positions covered by Social Security. Benefits are based on two main variables: earning in the 35 highest-paid years […]

5 Lessons On Gift Taxes from Oprah and Tom Brady

gift taxes lessons from oprah and tom brady

Dear Chuck, After the amazing Super Bowl victory of the New England Patriots and their quarterback Tom Brady, he said that he was going to give the truck he was going to get as MVP to James White for catching all those passes Brady sent his way in the nail-biter of a game. He gave […]

Founding Fathers Advice on Debt

Originally posted at Christian Post June 24, 2016. Dear Chuck,  With the Fourth of July coming up, I’ve been thinking that the Founding Fathers would roll over in their graves if they knew the kind of debt America is in. Time magazine recently reported that “Most critics of the (national) debt cite the fact that at $19 trillion, the […]

4 Better Ways to Use Your Tax Refund

Dear Chuck, Procrastinators Unite! This weekend, my husband and I will be crashing on our tax returns, due Monday, April 18th, and we’re hoping to receive a return. What do you suggest we do with the money?   Procrastinator Dear Procrastinator, It is never best to wait until the last minute to do your income […]

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, […]

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