Category: Money

Update on Education Tax Credits

A college education remains a big-ticket item. In fact, the average annual tuition at a private four-year college is now $26,273, up 4.4 percent from last year, while annual tuition at public four-year colleges jumped 6.5 percent to $7,020.

Jump-Start Your Retirement Savings

It’s a staggering and sobering – statistic: More than half of Americans surveyed say they have less than $25,000 saved for retirement. Even those with greater resources can’t be sure they’ll live the comfortable retirement they envisioned.

Tax Relief for Ponzi Scheme Losses

The name Bernard Madoff will forever be associated with investment fraud. Unfortunately, Madoff is not the only bad apple involved in handling the money of trusting investors. With the softening stock market, many fraudulent investment schemes across the country have come tumbling down like a house of cards.

Understanding Medicare

Most people are somewhat familiar with Medicare, since it’s likely they or a family member are already covered by the government-provided health insurance program. But with its alphabet soup of options and complex rules, Medicare can be daunting to the uninitiated.