How Did You Choose Your Tax Preparer?

Tips for Choosing a Tax Return Preparer If your not lucky enough to be included in Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney’s 47% of people that DO NOT pay taxes, January 1st isn’t just the beginning of a New Year but the beginning of Tax season. After the festivities and liquor have worn off, most of us […]

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Have You Accomplished A Goal Yet?

We all set them, we all have them, yet how many of us ever accomplish them? I’m not talking about the ones that are easy to accomplish like using more coupons at the grocery store. I discovered this little secret and it helped save me hundreds on my food bill, but we are talking about […]

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Are You Tired Of Making Mistakes?

10 common tax-filing mistakes to avoid Thanks to tax preparation software, more of us are making fewer mistakes on our annual tax returns. But still, just one slip in entering information on your computer could end up costing you, either in the form of a larger tax bill or a smaller refund. And even if […]

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Are You Deducting your Deductions?

10 big deductions too many of us miss A lot of taxpayers don’t know they can save thousands of dollars with these tax breaks. Did you forget about any of these deductions and credits? Charitable noncash contributions Charity, as I hope everyone remembers, begins with a tax deduction. Now, let’s say you emptied your closets […]

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Are You Getting All Your Credits?

With the fiscal cliff narrowly avoided, are you prepared for the upcoming tax season? Like most Americans the recent changes to the tax code signed into law at the last minute will have a major impact on our lives. With tax season here, it is important to make sure that you are getting credit for […]

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Have You Planned Your Taxes?

Tax season is upon us and many of us are gathering our documents, dusting off that storage box of receipts or maybe on the verge of a panic attack. Tax Season shouldn’t be looked at with anxiety, with the proper planning it could be a financial blessing. Let’s discuss a few ways to help you […]

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House Passes Senate Budget Bill: We Have A Tax Deal!

House Passes Senate Budget Bill: We Have A Tax Deal! WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 19: Speaker of the House U.S. Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) arrives to answer questions during a brief news conference on the payroll tax vote outside his office at the U.S. Capitol December 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Image credit: Getty Images […]

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Blog Focus

Blog Focus for Twenty-Thirteen (2013) and Beyond You’ll notice some changes on the blog. I got bored with the old layout and content distribution and decided to give it a much needed face-lift. I hope you all enjoy. The changes to the Blog actually took place on March 1, 2012, but after my month of […]

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The Love Addict Part 1

For her, he was the Sun who gave warmth to the day, the Moon that controlled the tides of the sea. His smile left her breathless. And a glance into his eyes left her frozen if even but for only a moment. When he held her close she was intoxicated off the smell of his […]

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Faces of Black History – Black Cowboys

Memoir Chronicles Black Cowboy’s Horseback Ride From Shore To Shore NEWARK, NEW JERSEY – One of the most recent and fascinating Black History memoirs published in 2012 tells the little-known six-month adventure of an African-American cowboy who rode horseback from Manhattan to California. That gripping journey by Miles Dean, filled with stops to recognize sites […]

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Faces of Black History – Camilla Williams

On May 15, 1946, an unknown singer named Camilla Williams took the stage at City Center in Manhattan as Cio-Cio-San, the doomed heroine of Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly.” Her performance would be the capstone of a night of glorious firsts. Camilla Williams, a soprano, in 1946 the New York Opera’s first Cio-Cio-San in “Madama Butterfly,” was […]

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Faces of Black History – Emmit McHenry

Emmit McHenry was born in Forrest City, Arkansas, on July 12, 1943, the grandson of a minister. Growing up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, McHenry attended Stewart Elementary School, Carver Middle School and Booker T. Washington High School. After graduating in 1962, he went on to receive his B.S. in communications from the University of Denver in […]

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Faces of Black History – Emma Wheeler

A native Floridan, Emma Rochelle Wheeler was born near Gainesville on February 7, 1882. She grew up in Florida, where her intrigue with the medical profession was aroused at the early age of six. An eye problem prompted her father to take her for treatment to a white female diagnostician. Young Emma and the female […]

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