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Bob Carlson shares miscellaneous advice on retirement and related topics

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How to Beat Higher Property Taxes

May 1, 2004

Real estate values are climbing, and local property taxes are soaring with them. If the real estate tax rate stays the same and your home appreciates, your real estate tax bill rises at the same rate as the appreciation. In my recent trip to Naples, Fla., I learned that the prices of most residences there […]

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Owner-Employees Dodged a Bullet

April 1, 2004

Owners of small corporations had their personal financial planning saved by a recent Supreme Court decision. A federal appeals court had ruled that an owner of an incorporated small business was an employer and not an employee. Therefore, the owner was not eligible to participate in the pension plan. The case came up in a […]

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7 Action Steps to Rebuild Your Retirement Plan

March 1, 2002

A Retirement plan is a work in progress. You begin the plan with certain assumptions about your spending, inflation, taxes, investment returns, and other factors. Reality won’t match your assumptions as the years roll on. That’s why every few years, the plan needs to be adjusted. Once you are in or near retirement, you should […]

August 2021:
Congress Comes for your Retirement Money
A devastating new law has just been enacted, with serious consequences for anyone holding an IRA, pension, or 401(k). Fortunately, there are still steps you can take to sidestep Congress, starting with this ONE SIMPLE MOVE.
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