Taxes

The war on the middle-class. How the average American family is being shamed by the large insurance carriers

In a recent conversation with AXA’s head of National Accounts and Business Development, a startling (at least to me) statistic popped up that the Senior Executive seemed to revel in: Household Disposable Income in the United States is at an all-time high. In his opinion, it was a forgone conclusion due to recent data from the […]

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Is it misinformation or something more sinister?

Survey after survey confirms that one of the most major concerns investors have is planning for their health costs in retirement, and rightly so. With legislative changes coming from both Congress and the President, the course of this expense that everyonemust have has taken some drastic turns in the not so distant past. Some of the […]

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The Debt Crists: what it really means

With Congress and the President doing the two-step Lindy when it comes to the future of our economy, there is one under-reported fact. Even if the debt level was actually breached, there are safety valves that the Federal Government can implement in order to save itself. So in reality the past government shutdowns, as well […]

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Should you plan for the cost of your healthcare – your Social Security benefit may depend on it

The common sense answer would, obviously, be of course you should, but when the stats are tallied and the facts shown it would appear that the common sense answer is not being applied at all, and this may wind up costing you more in retirement than just your health. According to Sun Life’s Flying Blind […]

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H&R Block “Get your Billion back” is missing the larger lost opportunity: The Medical Expense Deduction or $100 Billion lost

I’m reminded of one of my favorite television shows when I think of the cost of health care in retirement.  Jeopardy began in 1964 and the idea has always been to answer a question in the form of a question.  So today’s question goes like this:  What is the amount of deductions that Americans failed […]

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What you don’t know about Obamacare will hurt you… The Cadillac Tax

Pages 729 through 736 lay the breathe taking groundwork of a new tax, the Cadillac Tax, that will impact not only you, but also your employer (this includes any of those defined as self employed too!). This new tax, the Cadillac Tax, which is detailed on page 729 of the Affordable Care Act is a […]

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Obamacare will be great for the economy, but unfortunately it may not be for you

A few of the stated goals that have been mentioned about the Affordable Care Act are that it, the ACA,  will lead to an increase in job growth, will jump start the economy, will bring back manufacturing to the United States and yes it will, even, pay down the deficit. Believe it?

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California driver’s license for illegal immigrants = health costs

According to a San Jose Mercury News report on October 3 “Gov. Jerry Brown Thursday signed legislation that restores the privilege of obtaining driver’s licenses by illegal immigrants” and the reason why Governor Brown passed this legislation, according to Mercury News, is because this “bill will make California’s roadways safer by requiring that newly licensed […]

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Medical Expense Deduction: “The lost opportunity in retirement”

I’m reminded of one of my favorite television shows when I think of the cost of health care in retirement.  Jeopardy began in 1964 and the idea has always been to answer a question in the form of a question.  So today’s question goes like this:  What is the amount of deductions that Americans failed […]

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