Getting Smart with Money: The Withholding Issue

Whether you are an employer or employee, payroll is changing in light of the new tax law. I found a few articles and resources that you might find useful in understanding these changes and how they may affect your income tax withholding. 

Trump Administration Opts for Speed Over Accuracy in Implementing New Tax Law

The Trump administration is pushing hard for employees to see an increase in their take-home

Getting Smart with Money: The Cryptocurrency Issue

Here are a few articles I found this week that you might enjoy or find useful. 

  1. Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency 101: Understanding the Basics
    Even a superficial scan of the day’s headlines will include a story about Bitcoin, blockchain technology, or cryptocurrency. Unless you have a basic understanding of what these things are, it’s hard to make an informed decision on the value or validity of Bitcoin as an investment or currency. This article does a solid job of explaining all the key terms and

Getting Smart with Money: Resources for Resolutions

Happy 2018!  Here are three resources I found this week that you might enjoy or find useful. 

Resource 1:  A Book - Your Best Year Ever by Michael Hyatt
Each year, I feel a sense of anticipation and relief when the calendar turns over and I’m staring down the barrel of a new year.  It’s a time to reflect on the past, make plans for the future, and redefine myself based on the lessons I learned in the prior year and what I want to accomplish for the upcoming one.  If you’re looking for a great system to set goals (financial

Getting Smart with Money: The Confusion and Gridlock Issue

Here are three articles I found this week that you might enjoy or find useful. 

1.  Have You Ever Felt Sorry for the IRS? Now Might Be the Time
While it is hard to muster much sympathy for the most-hated bureaucratic institution in American government, the folks at the IRS are in the unenviable position of having to implement and enforce the recently passed tax bill. What happens when you combine a hastily passed piece of legislation (written mostly in secret, in pencil, in the margins) with an antiquated and understaffed bureaucracy recently rocked by scandal and leadership turnover? Grab some popcorn and watch as this slow train