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New IRS Site for Taxpayer Information
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David John Marotta Interviewed by SuperMoney
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All You Need to Know About Saving for Emergencies
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529 College Saving Plans
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In Times of Change, Focus on Your Financial Plan

New IRS Site for Taxpayer Information

Quick, how do you find out what your balance is at the IRS? Call somebody? Wait for a paper notice? Who knows??

The bureaucracy that is the Internal Revenue Service just got a bit easier, and it’s bound to continue improving. The IRS recently launched a new online tool to assist taxpayers with basic account information, starting with balance inquiries. As part of the IRS vision to improve the taxpayer experience, more feature are expected to be added soon.

Below is the text of the actual announcement from the IRS, IR-2016-155:

IRS Launches New Online Tool to Assist Taxpayers with Read More

David John Marotta Interviewed by SuperMoney

David John Marotta Interviewed by SuperMoney

David John Marotta was recently interviewed by SuperMoney as part of their Expert Interview Series.

Perhaps the most interesting question and answer was this:

What are some of the biggest mistakes that people are making when it comes to retirement savings?

One of the most common financial mistakes is to forget about inflation. My grandmother, Florence Mortlock, was born in 1904. At the time, you could buy a dozen eggs for a quarter and a week’s worth of groceries for a few dollars. Had you told her that she would need hundreds of thousands of dollars in order to fund

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All You Need to Know About Saving for Emergencies

At the end of 2015, a Bankrate.com survey showed that only 37% of respondents would be able to pay for an unexpected expense with their savings. According to a CNBC article, that equates to about 66 million Americans with no emergency savings. These numbers are indeed very troubling!

Where do you stand in this equation? Are you part of the minority who have enough saved up? If you are, well done! Or are you part of the 66 million Americans who do not have the savings? If you are part of the majority, here are some things for you …

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529 College Saving Plans

This month we have a guest blog post from Dave Fernandez, CFP® who is a native of Arizona and has over 20 years of financial services experience.  He started his financial services career in 1995, is a NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor and is the owner of a fee only financial planning and wealth management firm, Wealth Engineering, located in Scottsdale.

529 College Saving Plans

Many of my clients have children, grandchildren or other loved ones who plan to attend college in the future. However, it is becoming more challenging each year to plan for the cost of college as …

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In Times of Change, Focus on Your Financial Plan

No one can guarantee when the markets will go up or down. Lots of talking heads and so-called “experts” like to claim they know when factors like news items or current events will impact how the stock market behaves, but it’s all guesswork.

It’s extremely easy to get caught up in a 24/7 news cycle that produces headlines and predictions meant to invoke emotional reactions in viewers. But the key to long-term financial success is tuning out the noise and understanding that ups and downs happen.

We know markets can be volatile. That’s part of the price paid to invest

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