Tax Refund = Your Money

Today is the deadline for receiving many of the needed tax documents to start preparing your 2018 taxes, including W-2s and 1099-Rs.  So let's take a minute to talk about tax refunds. A tax refund is not free money.  It is your money that the government has been allowed to hold throughout the year without … Continue reading Tax Refund = Your Money

Deadlines are approaching

I'm procrastinating. I need to polish off the financial aid applications to all the schools where our daughter applied.  Instead, I'm writing this blog about it.  I figured some of you may be in my boat. The essays are written. The admissions applications were wrapped up two weeks ago.  But the sticker shock is still … Continue reading Deadlines are approaching

TSP: Love it

TSP has evolved over the last several years to become something very different than the original program that received its first contributions back in 1987 and has now become the largest defined contribution plan in the world.   So, what's the word about TSP?

4 Beloved F-words for the New Year!

I feel a mix of excitement and trepidation as I ponder my new year's resolutions while also thinking about a new year of blogs.  So with that, I would like to share my thoughts on some well-loved "F-words” that commonly pop up on the resolution list.