Tax Tips: Look ahead while looking back at 2018

If you didn’t adjust your tax withholding in early 2018, you might be in for a surprise when completing your tax return this year. A lot of people opted for the “wait-and-see” approach to determine if the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act would impact their…

Workplace Trends

It’s common for all types of relationships to experience “power swings” — when one person or entity holds more sway over another, for a wide variety of reasons. We have witnessed this phenomenon recently in the job market.1 Starting during the Great Recession and for…

The Charitable Contribution Deduction

The good news is, starting this year, taxpayers may now deduct charitable donations totaling up to 60 percent of their adjusted gross income. The bad news, however, is that because the new legislation increased the standard deduction, fewer filers will list itemized deductions. In other…

Tax Update

Tax season is upon us, and it’s time to figure out if and how changes brought by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will affect you. Bear in mind that adjustments have been made in each of these areas:1 Individual tax income brackets and tax…

Don’t Leave Your Long-Term Care Plan to Chance

According to new research from Genworth, one of the nation’s leading long-term care insurance companies, Americans are both entering caregiver roles and requiring care at younger ages. Among the study’s findings:1 Nearly half of family caregivers now are men The average age of a family…

Women in the Workplace

People are living longer, which also means more people are working longer, either because they want to stay engaged or they need more time to prepare for a longer retirement. Unfortunately, these trends haven’t made ageism any less prominent. One researcher found careers tend to…

Importance of Airline Industry Continues Ascent

After all the inconvenience it caused nationwide, it appears the main impetus for ending the federal government shutdown in January was its impact on air travel. On Jan. 25, the FAA began restricting flights into and out of New York’s LaGuardia Airport due to a…

Digging Up the Sweet Benefits of Health Food Trends

When Lessie Brown, a 114-year-old woman from Ohio, passed away in January, her family attributed her longevity to the fact that she ate a sweet potato nearly every day until she was well past 100.1 All potatoes are packed with nutrition, but the more colorful…