Archive | June, 2013

Sorted Weekly Tweets

Wrong   Wrong: A Hawkish Signal Bernanke Didn’t Send stks.co/sISp No, Fed misunderstood the markets, & what their “transparency” said $$ Slow-minded: Fed Presidents Say Dodd-Frank Failed to Dispel Too-Big-to-Fail stks.co/fbLA No, duh. U r only realizing this now? $$ Wrong: Pension funds may see the silver lining on the interest rate cloud stks.co/gbLA As […]

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Amortizing Your Life

I get asked occasionally if a client can take the value of their time as a deduction. They’ve done the repairs on a rental house themselves and they want to deduct what they would have paid someone else to do it or they have worked for a charity and would like to use their time […]

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Book Review: Investing in Municipal Bonds

In my life, I have been a mortgage bond manager, and a corporate bond manager.  I have enough overall experience that I have played in most bond and loan categories, including municipal bonds. Municipal bonds are one place where the competition level is low, and additional knowledge can pay off.  This is particularly true in […]

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e-Services Cuts

Just after I tweeted about NAEA (National Association of Enrolled Agents) announcing in an email that the IRS is talking about closing two of the e-Services programs on August 11th, I received an e-News for Tax Professions from the IRS with the same information. E-services is a service from the IRS which allows tax professionals […]

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Advice for Aspiring Advisor

From an email from a reader: Dear David My name is YYY, an I am from Ecuador. I am the owner of ZZZ. ZZZ is a business that is focus on wholesaling construction machinery to the whole country. Before my business, I study and graduated from University of St. Thomas in Houston with  a BA […]

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