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Government & Political

Working for Social Security – The Job that Doesn’t Pay!

by TheProAdvisor on November 29, 2010

Working for Social Security Most of us expect to have a portion of our paycheck diverted into the black hole of government sponsored retirement income – namely, Social Security.  Despite the fact that the Social Security system is broken, bankrupt and regardless of the certainty that those of us currently under age forty will never […]

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Happy 235th Birthday US Marines!

by TheProAdvisor on November 10, 2010

“Freedom isn’t free, but the United States Marine Corps will pay most of your share.” – President Barack Obama Once again we come to some of my favorite days of the year – The Marine Corps Birthday and Veterans Day.  Some people love Christmas with its presents or Thanksgiving spending time with friends and family, […]

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Higher Taxes and Reduced Benefits are Your Future

October 19, 2010

I want you to honestly ask yourself two questions: First, are taxes likely to be higher or lower in the future? Second, are government benefits likely to be larger or smaller in the future? I think most Americans would agree that based on the current economic situation and government spending, that taxes must rise in […]

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The 4th of July – Independence Day

July 4, 2010

Sometimes I wonder if we have forgotten exactly what the 4th of July is all about.  Yes, fireworks, bar-b-ques, and spending time with family and friends has become a big and important part of the day.  However, the actual meaning and importance cannot be summed up better by me than the founders of our country […]

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Remembering Those Who Gave All This Memorial Day

May 28, 2010

As any of my regular readers know, I am a veteran and proud of that fact.  Surprisingly, I am also at a regular loss of words when it comes to expressing my love, admiration, and thanks for those who have and continue to serve.  I think that military service is one of the highest forms […]

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Filing a Tax Extension – Making It Work & Avoiding Penalties

April 6, 2010

My last article focused on tax savings tips, unfortunately, I haven’t even started on my 2009 tax return.  Needless to say, I’ll be filing for an extension instead of rushing to finish and file my 2009 tax return by April 15th. If you’re in a similar situation, you may want to file a Form 4868, […]

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Tax Savings Tips – What you need to know before filing!

March 23, 2010

As tax day 2010 approaches, here are a few tips that will help you file saving as much as you can, with as little effort as possible and on time.  For those of you new to this blog – I hate taxes.  Income Tax, Estate Tax, Sales Tax, Gas Tax, You-name-it Tax – I loathe […]

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Veterans Day Salute.

November 11, 2009

I have actually spent the better part of the last week thinking about and reflecting on both the Marine Corps Birthday (Nov. 10th, 1775) and Veterans Day (Nov. 11th).  I found it very difficult to not only express my feelings on these two days, but to actually find something that paid even the slightest degree […]

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Happy 234th Birthday United States Marine Corps!

November 10, 2009

To all my fellow US Marines, their families, and loved ones – Happy 234th Birthday! From our humble beginning in Tun Tavern, to the Halls of Montezuma, the Shores of Tripoli, the sands of the South Pacific, the frozen landscape of the Korean Peninsula, the steamy jungles of Vietnam, scorching deserts of Iraq, and the […]

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The fall of Medicare and Social Security – the end of an era?

May 14, 2009

Can Medicare and Social Security be saved? Should they be saved? Finally, what are the consequences either way? Find out the truth about Medicare and Social Security.

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