Wednesday, February 21, 2018


The Trump administration is working to enable insurers to sell non-ACA compliant health insurance policies.


Cheap insurance is usually lousy insurance. People pay a lot for not very much coverage.

Buyer beware.

No, make that BUYER BEWARE!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Spoof Phone Calls

Many of us tend to answer local calls more quickly than we do 800 numbers and unknown area codes.

So now the scammers have something new - number spoofing.

A call will come in with a local area code and a familiar exchange (first three numbers). Problem is, it is telemarketing or worse.

Standard advice - let unknwn numbers go to voicemail, listen to the voicemail, and then return the call if you want to.

Monday, February 5, 2018

About that tax cut......

In February many in the middle class will receive slightly larger paychecks due to the tax cut bill passed in December.

Good news, right?

Maybe not.

The tax charts are based on "average taxpayers" and your situation will be different than many other taxpayers. Your employer cannot factor this into the calculation, not having detailed information. In truth, some taxpayers will get a tax cut and others will not.

You could end up owing money in April 2019. Best let your tax preparer make a "guesstimate" of your real tax liability and compare that against your withholding.