Archive | November, 2019

Mortgage

Become Your Own Banker

  GOAL: Become your own banker “Neither a lender nor a borrower be,” advised William Shakespeare in Hamlet, one of his most famous plays. Loans between family members or acquaintances ruined relationships back in his days. Borrowing money can still kill friendships and crush families today. One solution: Become your own banker. Save enough cash […]

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Social Security Tips – November 2019

2020 Medicare Changes   On November 8, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2020 premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for the Medicare Part A and Part B programs. Medicare Part B Premiums/Deductibles Medicare Part B covers physician services, outpatient hospital services, certain home health services, durable medical equipment, and certain […]

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Washington Hotline – November 19, 2019

WASHINGTON NEWS Benefits of Bunching Charitable Gifts With the doubling of the standard deduction in 2018, the number of taxpayers who itemized deductions declined substantially. In 2017, nearly 30% of taxpayers itemized, but with the larger standard deductions, only about 10% of taxpayers will itemize this year. The standard deductions in 2018 doubled to $24,000 […]

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