If your tax season sucked (stressed out, last-minute activity, uncertainty, unexpectedly big tax payments), then, while the pain is still fresh, let’s think about how to make your life way less stressful next year.Continue reading
I’m violating one of the cardinal rules of content marketing here by writing about something I want you to know about, instead of something that you want you to know about.Continue reading
Have you been hearing a lot about the tax proposals coming out of Washington D.C.? First it was President Biden’s back in April. In early September, it was the House Ways and Means Committee’s. And currently, as of the time of publishing, the tax proposal situation in Congress is anybody’s guess.Continue reading
As so many of my blog posts seem to, this one starts with “Congratulations! Your company is going IPO! Now you have…all these decisions to make.”Continue reading
Welp, you’ve done your taxes. At least, I sure hope you have.
In this here blog post, I wish not to look backwards and cast aspersions at the IRS or the Trump Administration or your company’s HR department (although lord knows, at times they’ve all deserved it…some more than others). Instead I want to show how you might use your 2018 tax return to make your ongoing finances better.
Like you, I’ve been going through Open Enrollment lately. Only I’ve been going through a whole bunch of open enrollments, for all of my clients. (It’s actually pretty cool, being able to compare—and, perforce, contrast—what a variety of tech companies offer to their employees.)
If your 401(k) offers a Roth option, how do you know if you should contribute to it instead of the usual, pre-tax 401(k)?
I’m doing my taxes now, and I am just so DONE. I don’t know if I’m doing them right or leaving money on the table. It just makes me realize that I don’t understand my finances as well as I want to.Continue reading
If you’re anything like my husband (smart, tech savvy, but jaded about the financial industry and utterly uninterested in the nuts and bolts of personal finance), Employee Stock Purchase Plans (ESPPs) might strike you as unnecessarily complicated and surely they must be trying to trick you, right?