What I Was Surprised To Learn in Toastmasters

It’s not only about speaking but listening is just as important.When it was suggested by Rick Disharoon, a fellow financial advisor at Slate, Disharoon, Parrish, and Associates, that I attend Toastmasters, I expected to find myself among orators and leaders that would...
That scholarship may be subject to income tax

That scholarship may be subject to income tax

If your child is deciding between two schools based on a financial aid package, be sure to weigh the taxes that may accompany the offer.Families depend on scholarships, assistantships and grants to help them afford higher education.Indeed, the annual cost of tuition,...
Audit Red Flags

Audit Red Flags

Are you worried about being audited?The fear may be overblown, as only 0.6% of taxpayers had their federal returns examined in 2017 (the most recent information available). That same year, only 4.3% of taxpayers with gross income before deductions of over $1 million...
Are You Retiring Within the Next 5 Years?

Are You Retiring Within the Next 5 Years?

You can prepare for your retirement transition years before it occurs. In doing so, you can do your best to avoid the kind of financial surprises that tend to upset an unsuspecting new retiree.   How much monthly income will you need?Look at your monthly expenses and...