Q&A: What Were The Actual 2018 Tax Changes?

Q: There was so much talk about the proposed changes to the tax code. Now that the changes have finally been signed into law, I’m wondering which planned modifications actually became a reality. What were the exact changes made to the U.S. tax code this year? A: Many of the changes signed into law with…

Dining In: Honey – Mustard Chicken

Sweet enough for the kids, sophisticated enough for the adults and easy enough for mom, this recipe is a keeper! You can skip the suggested vegetables or add in whichever you prefer. Ingredients:   1.5 lb chicken breast ¼ teaspoon salt Dash of pepper 4 tablespoons oil 2 Spanish onions, diced 1 red pepper, cut…

How to Talk Money with Your Partner

What happens when you and your partner have different approaches toward money? It’s a common scenario. One partner seemingly knows where every earned dollar goes, while the other is a carefree spirit who thrives on spontaneous decisions and purchases. One partner loves fine dining and thinks nothing of blowing $200 on haute cuisine, while the…

Getting Through the Winter Blues

Winter brings cozy fires, happy holidays and fun sports like ice skating and skiing. It can also bring some things that are less welcome. With sunshine being scarce, many people get the winter blues. This depressed state is often made worse by the financial realities of winter, which include higher energy costs and money spent…