Published February 15, 2019 Personal Finance MoneyTips.com Facebook Twitter Comments Print video Tax refunds are consistent with 2017 levels: Treasury Department Treasuring Department is pushing back on claims that tax refunds for 2018 are smaller compare to last year. Diversified Private Wealth Advisors’ Dominick Tavella says tax refund won’t get better. Married couples have the choice of filing their taxes jointly or separately. What is the best option for you and your spouse? Generally, it is to file jointly – but there are several factors to consider before making your choice. Continue Reading Below Obviously, the first hurdle is that you have to be married. For tax purposes, you are considered married if you were married on the last day of the tax year, even if you are in the process of a divorce that has not yet been finalized. Joint filing status is not available to couples in civil unions or domestic partnerships. … [Read more...] about Married filing taxes jointly vs. separately: Pros and cons
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By Contributing Writer | PUBLISHED: September 21, 2018 at 6:15 pm | UPDATED: September 21, 2018 at 6:16 pm By David W. Hart, Ph.D. Contributing writer We’re an aging population and the statistics are eye-opening to say the least: 77 million Baby Boomers; 10,000 are reaching retirement age each day; And about 45% of them have zero retirement savings to support them in older age. This may be the primary reason that nearly 82% of them support increased taxes to shore up social security benefits. Americans are living longer and this is no exception for Baby Boomers. Epidemiological evidence suggests that this generation will have a life expectancy of 82 years. But longevity does not necessarily correlate with well-being as a significant number of older adults find that age brings physical, emotional, and cognitive impairments that interrupt their ability to live independently. Planning for future health challenges is understandably depressing because many of us are … [Read more...] about Senior Living: Knowing your long-term care options is crucial
By Staff report | PUBLISHED: July 9, 2018 at 7:30 am | UPDATED: July 9, 2018 at 7:31 am Kim Chatani of Irvine has joined the faculty of the School of Business at Concordia University Irvine. He will teach graduate and undergraduate-level courses including accounting, finance, governance and risk management. (Courtesy of Concordia) Michael Kinnen of Riverside has joined the faculty of the School of Business at Concordia University Irvine. He will teach undergraduate and graduate level courses such as corporate finance. (Courtesy of Concordia) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsAnthony Facciano has joined Bankruptcy Management Solutions in Irvine as a director. Vaniethia Hubbard has been named vice president of student services at Santa Ana College in the Rancho Santiago Community College District. (Courtesy of RSCCD) Jeffrey N. Lamb is the new vice president of academic affairs at Santa Ana College in the Rancho Santiago Community College District. Second Harvest Food … [Read more...] about Status Update: Airline passenger traffic at JWA up in May; nominate an Alzheimer’s caretaker
MANILA - Journalists and other media practitioners covering conflict and disaster areas should be given insurance coverage and hazard pay, according to a bill filed by Senator Leila de Lima. De Lima, chair of the Committee on Social Justice, Welfare and Rural Development, filed a measure mandating additional insurance benefits for journalists, including for disability, health and hospitalization. Journalism and news reporting is a "dangerous profession," and it is "imperative" that the people involved be given these benefits, said De Lima. "Journalists face the problem of contractual labor, with no job security and no law-mandated benefits… they often do double jobs and work double time for their media company. These pose harm to their physical well-being," she said in a statement released on Monday. Under her proposal, journalists are to be given disability benefits of P350,000 if they will suffer total or partial disability sustained during performance of duty; death benefits … [Read more...] about Hazard pay, additional insurance coverage for journalists sought
By Margot Roosevelt | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: June 27, 2018 at 10:42 am | UPDATED: June 27, 2018 at 10:42 am Soft spoken and bespectacled, Diana Corral, a 36-year old Orange County social worker, hardly fits the stereotype of union boss. “I love my job because I love helping people,” she said of her work as an eligibility specialist who guides the poor, the disabled and the homeless in applying for food stamps, Medi-Cal heath insurance and cash assistance. But as president of Local 2076 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, with 1,450 members, Corral is one of hundreds of public-sector union leaders on the warpath across California to counter the effect of Wednesday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision, Janus vs. AFSCME. The decision, overturning four decades of legal precedent, outlawed so-called “fair-share” or “agency” fees levied by government unions. The fees, paid by workers who … [Read more...] about Can California’s public employee unions thwart U.S. Supreme Court’s Janus decision?