Tax Strategies

Uncle Sam’s 7% Income Christmas Gift

Uncle Sam’s 7% Income Christmas Gift

Dear Reader, Those of us out in the real world, buying gasoline, bacon, Christmas gifts, and renting homes, understand that inflation is real and probably higher than the official government inflation number. However, interest rates on fixed-income investments such as Treasury bonds and CDs remain very low. One exception is the U.S. government’s inflation-linked savings […]

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What Happens When All Our Wealth Is Gone?

When I was dating my wife Jo, her 10-year-old daughter Holly learned I was a glutton for chocolate chip cookies. This adorable little lady grinned, loaded in the chocolate chips and baked an entire batch by herself. As she put the cookies on the cooling rack, I began to devour them. They were soft, moist […]