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Michigan Antis Run Amok

There is a herd of antis determined to screw up the Michigan government. You know them – they are against everything governmental from adequate taxation to vaccination. “Make America Great Again” means eviscerating “gubmint” at all levels so Big Pharma can charge $600.00 for a $6.00 EpiPen, Big Medicine can charge $1,500.00 for a CT Scan that costs $150.00 in Read More


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Show Me the Money!

There are many misconceptions about gifts. In “Gift Tax? Hakuna Matata,” I explained why even moderately wealthy folks do not need to worry about the $14,000 per person per person limit on annual gifts. However there are gift reporting requirements that must be met for large gifts, particularly from foreign donors.   It is common knowledge that banks report all Read More


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Grinding Out Profits in a Trust Mill

I walked into an orthopedic doctor’s office the other day. He looked at me and said, “I recommend immediate bilateral knee replacements for you, sir.”   “My knees feel fine,” I said, “I came because my shoulder is hurting.”   “The shoulder can wait,” he snapped, “You need those knees replaced.”   I said, “I don’t think so,” and did Read More


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October 15 to December 7: Put Those Dates on your Calendar!

If you are 65 or older, or know someone who is 65 or older, put October 15 to December 7 on your calendar.  Those dates are more important than any religious, political or personal holiday.  Those dates mare the beginning and end of Medicare Open Enrollment.  That is when most Medicare enrollees can change their Medicare and Medicare Supplement plans. Read More