That’s an abbreviation writers and editors use: TK. It stands for ‘to kome’ – not because we can’t spell, but because by misspelling it in this way, we assure that it won’t accidentally make it into print. The copy editor (or, now, the spell checker) will surely spy it and yell across the room, ‘Hey […]
ANOTHER PLUS FOR THE ROTH IRA
Fred Jaggi: ‘Because small increments of income cause large amounts of Social Security benefits to be taxed, many seniors find that the effective marginal rate of tax is much higher once they are retired than when they were working. The marginal rate can be as high as 52% […]
MORE ON SHARING
Chip E.: ‘You are right when you say there are many ways to share expenses when a couple has unequal incomes. My partner and I have found it useful to have three bank accounts (his, mine and ours). This has several benefits. First, the wealthier partner protects his assets – […]
Eric M: ‘I make $36,075 per year as a program coordinator at a local community college. My better half, a full professor, endowed chair and about to be an associate dean, makes $172,000. He and I are both debt-free except for the mortgage and monthly expenses. What is an equitable division of […]
Brian Annis: ‘There’s at least one more hazard of shorting stocks that you didn’t mention: your position can be called in at any time because the real owner of the shares has sold them. Worst case, this will happen on a huge rally.’
☞ True! Ordinarily, when the faceless person who’s loaned the stock […]
It’s an old story. Lucy holds the football for Charlie Brown to run up and kick – she promises to hold it this time – and just as he lets loose, she pulls it away and he’s flat on his back. How many times did Charlie Brown fall for that?
Well, those of you who’ve […]
How do we get Rush Limbaugh to read David Brock’s new book? For months, in years gone by, Brock was the source for some of the most scathing charges Rush ever leveled – which is saying something. Rush even read portions of Brock’s journalism on air. Now it turns out – according to Brock […]
Paul Berkowitz: ‘A lot has been written about allocating funds between taxable and non-taxable accounts. But I haven’t seen any advice regarding allocation to Roth IRAs versus regular IRAs. Any suggestions as to which investments are optimum for each? Is it different depending on the time line? (I am 55 and within 5 years of […]
I know, I know. What to put in a Roth versus a traditional IRA. Like an author at 12:50 in the morning at the end of the old 90-minute Johnny Carson ‘Tonight Show,’ it keeps getting bumped. (But Johnny, I flew all the way out to Los Angeles!)
Well, Johnny had his reasons and so […]
THE NEW, HIGHER PRICE OF THIS COLUMN
Bill Kistler: ‘>> Starting March 1, the price of this column doubles.<<
Oh sure, and I bet you have an unsubscribe fee too!’
☞ That’s where I make most of my money.
REITS: AARON’S PICK
Aaron Stevens: ‘You might advise M. Farbiarz to look […]
Quote of the Day
On Hollywood Squares, gay comedy writer Bruce Vilanch was asked: You are the most popular fruit in America. What are you? His answer: Humble. (The correct answer? Banana.)~.
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