Not All Deductions are Created Equal

Nothing puts a damper on the New Year like emails notifying you that tax forms are available. It’s like the government is trying to sabotage the new financially fearless you.  The only motivating factor is that hope for a refund. You racked up all those tax deductions your friends and family told you about so […]

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Reviewing 2016 Predictions

It’s time once again for the Year in Review! In year’s past, I simply find the first article I can regarding 2016 predictions and see how finely tuned the crystal balls were, but as a special treat this time around I actually kept a copy of Fortune magazine’s “Investor’s Guide 2016” from December 2015. It’s […]

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Choose Your Own Resolution

Happy 2017! I’ve always been leery of New Year’s Resolutions—I say if you want to make a resolution to better yourself or your situation in some way, just start immediately. Nevertheless, we’ve always enjoyed marking arbitrary points in time as a society, so in that spirit I will have the same generic resolution I have […]

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A Tail of Two Dogs

Did you see what I did with the title there? I’ve fully turned into a dad, I guess, using puns for most of my jokes now… That’s beside the point though. We adopted our two dogs a couple of years ago when they were about seven years old. As any dog owner will tell you, […]

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The Benefit to Giving Thanks

Last week I had the opportunity to spend Thanksgiving with close family and friends in Cincinnati.  For the first time in a long time, I took the opportunity to take a step back and think about all the things I’m thankful for in life. I expressed my gratitude for simple things like having a roof […]

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