Gail Buckner Archive
Published September 10, 2012
After writing that hefty tuition check, many parents and students might be wondering if a college degree is really worth the massive cost.
Published August 20, 2012
If you are filing for Social Security benefits based upon your partner’s income, several factors come into play on how much you are entitled to received. Here's how it works.
Published August 13, 2012
The buzz surrounding Social Security is distracting, but when it comes down to it, it can be fairly simple to calculate the best time to start taking benefits.
Published August 06, 2012
If you think next year’s income will potentially be high enough to subject you to the surtax hidden within health-care reform, you need to start adjusting your portfolio and income sources today.
Published July 30, 2012
The health-care reform has a lot of hidden taxes in it, including one that could hit 'wealthy' individuals with an additional 3.8% surtax to cover the cost of Medicare coverage.
Published July 25, 2012
The definition of marriage is in hot debate, and future court rulings could have significant tax implications for same-sex couples.
Published July 16, 2012
Most folks are aware that the age at which you begin receiving Social Security benefits impacts the size or your check. But here's how to figure out when and how much to start collecting.
Published July 09, 2012
Schools out, which means many parents are sending their kids to summer camp to try and keep the occupied and out of trouble. But the rising cost of camps is taking its toll on already-stretched budgets.
Published July 02, 2012
Banks are pushing pre-paid cards more than ever now, as they are big money makers for them. But these cards aren't for everyone, and consumers should take note before signing up for one.
Published June 25, 2012
So here's the bad news: Half of households below the age of 65 are at risk of not having enough income to enjoy the lifestyle they’ve been looking forward to in retirement. Here's the good news: you can do something to improve this number.