Senior associate editor for Kiplinger's Personal Finance. Proud West Virginian. I read a lot of books.

Retirement: Taking an early withdrawal from an IRA can be tricky - Tulsa World: Business

tulsaworld.com — The law waives the penalty if you arrange to take out "substantially equal periodic payments," or SEPPs, based on your life expectancy. You must take the withdrawals for five years or until you turn 59 ½, whichever comes later.

Spending: For a healthy vacation, take a walk - Tulsa World: Business

tulsaworld.com — Imagine a vacation in which you immerse yourself in another culture, make new friends and enjoy fabulous cuisine with no worries that your pants will be too snug when you get home.

The Least Tax-Friendly States in the U.S.

portal.kiplinger.com — Thinkstock Lots of people fret about how much they have to pay Uncle Sam, but he's not the only tax man you have to worry about: Your state can squeeze you for plenty of taxes, too. State income taxes or property taxes could cost you thousands of dollars every year.

The Most Tax-Friendly States in the U.S.

nasdaq.com — The Internet has given rise to a mobile workforce of telecommuters, independent contractors and entrepreneurs who can work where they want to live, instead of living where they have to work. But if you enjoy this kind of flexibility, proximity to ski slopes or beaches shouldn't be your only criteria in selecting a home state.

The Least Tax-Friendly States in the U.S.

nasdaq.com — Lots of people fret about how much they have to pay Uncle Sam, but he's not the only tax man you have to worry about: Your state can squeeze you for plenty of taxes, too. State income taxes or property taxes could cost you thousands of dollars every year.

Retirement: Who needs a living trust? - Tulsa World: Columnists

tulsaworld.com — A revocable living trust can be a valuable estate-planning tool for people with fractious families, a complex estate or property in more than one state. Assets placed in a living trust go directly to your heirs when you die, bypassing probate. Promoters of living trusts often play up this advantage because probate can be lengthy and costly.

Family finances: Big ideas for tax reform - Tulsa World: Money Power

tulsaworld.com — Americans don't agree on much, but on one issue there's broad consensus: The tax system is a mess. Nearly 60 percent believe the tax code is so flawed that Congress should overhaul it, according to the Pew Research Center. This discontent hasn't gone unnoticed by the presidential candidates.

4 Ambitious Ideas for Tax Reform

nasdaq.com — Americans don't agree on much, but on one issue there's broad consensus: The tax system is a mess. Nearly 60% believe the tax code is so flawed that.

Family finances: What women need to know about money - Tulsa World: Money Power

tulsaworld.com — First, the good news: The gender gap that has long put women at an economic disadvantage is closing. Women now graduate from college in higher numbers than men, and the pay gap narrows considerably (often to the point of disappearing) for men and women with similar educational backgrounds and jobs.

Retirement: Plan for health costs - Tulsa World: Money Power

tulsaworld.com — Your health care costs are likely to rise in retirement, posing a threat to your retirement security. Fidelity Investments estimates that a 65-year-old couple who retired in 2015 will spend $245,000 on health care in retirement. That's up 29 percent since 2005, reflecting rising medical costs and longer life expectancies.
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Sep 15, 2016

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Sep 14, 2016

RT @Kiplinger: Fun fact: For every extra minute you spend in a store, you spend an average of $2 more  http://ow.ly/Ih2i303WW35 

Sep 13, 2016

@NYT Metro-North Connecticut: Rates may go up, but we're restoring bar cars! #wmata are you listening?  http://ow.ly/7xpP304aYx2 

Sep 12, 2016

Could a man bun tax be far behind? RT @ jthorndike: The beard tax--tax history never disappoints...  http://fb.me/5vkdGhf79 


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