Archive for January 2011

Lower Your Taxes - Free Money Smart Webinar Tonight

Are you tired of hearing government problems that eventually place the burden on us taxpayers by finding ways to increase taxes? For example, Illinois just increased it’s state income tax by 66% two weeks ago while 46 out of 50 states are simultaneously in financial turmoil. As many of us where inspired with President Obama’s... Read more »

State of the Union Notes: Investments to Innovation, Education & Infrastructure

State of the Union Notes: Investments to Innovation, Education & Infrastructure
Reading through the Tribune yesterday, I stumbled upon this cartoon.  I figured I’d give it a shot for last night’s State of the Union address by President Obama.  Ha! Twitter disciplined me to keep my notes short and to the point, simultaneously sharing them with our Money Smart Twitter-verse! This was fun, yo! Needless to... Read more »

Broke States Filing Bankrupcty: Another Sacred Cow Up for Slaughter

Podcast Powered By Podbean When private companies or individuals go bankrupt, it affects those company employees and households.  When States threaten bankruptcy, it becomes a public problem.  How?  Where else do you think States will get money? From the sweat of your brow. 401(k) plans plummeting, home equity nest eggs cracked, Social Security underfunded and... Read more »
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Calling for Backup-The Invested Life Season 1 Episode 4

Calling for Backup-The Invested Life Season 1 Episode 4
Tom has come to the decision in taking financial action.  He wants to know how to properly invest his money in the stock market.  Therefore, I set up a meeting between him and investment advisor,  Ed Butowsky.  Ed happens to be in the Santa Fe, NM area while meeting with other clients and does a... Read more »

The Invested Life Video Blog #3: Everyone In the Pool

The Invested Life Video Blog #3: Everyone In the Pool
Like investments, things can be acquired cheaper when bought together with other people.  Mutual funds, ETFs and Real Estate Investment Trusts are a good example of that.  But what about things that apply to your daily lifestyle? In the last episode, my client Tom Forde, skillfully swayed his friends to do a tapas dinner which... Read more »

Reducing Taxes, Roth IRAs and Home-based Businesses with Sandy Botkin, CPA, Esq

Reducing Taxes, Roth IRAs and Home-based Businesses with Sandy Botkin, CPA, Esq
EXCERPT from the last show of 2010 on the Real Estate on Radio Show! You gotta hear this info and how it can improve your financial situation…totally applicable to what you do through 2011! Listen to internet radio with Money Smart Show on Blog Talk Radio Folks we welcome to the show, Mr. Sanford, or... Read more »
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