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Wednesday January 16, 2019

Trusts for Creative Spenders
Personal Planner
Trusts can be quite useful for protecting children. However, for some children, the trust serves an additional function:...
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Smart Home Devices That Can Help With Aging In Place
Savvy Living
I recently read an article about how "smart home" devices can help with aging in place. What types of smart home products can you recommend that can help with this? There are actually a wide variety of affordable smart home devices you can add to your home that can help make it safer and easier to live in as you age. Here is what you should know. Smart Home Technologies While most Americans today use technology and enjoy the conveniences it provides, there are many who still do not have much use for it. But you do not have to like technology or be tech savvy to benefit from the many different smart home automation devices that can help...
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IRS Will Pay Tax Refunds During Shutdown
Washington News
In IR-2019-1, the Service stated it would open the tax-filing season on January 28, 2019. With the continuing government shutdown, many CPAs and tax preparers were concerned that the IRS might delay the processing of 2018 income tax returns. If tax return processing does not begin by January 28, tax refunds could be delayed. The average tax refund for 2017 was $2,763. IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig pledged to process returns and issue refunds even if the shutdown continues. He stated, "We are committed to ensuring that taxpayers receive their refunds notwithstanding the government shutdown. I appreciate the hard work of the employees and...
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