Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

President Trump has signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and there are a few things you can do before year end to save on taxes in 2017 that might not be deductible in 2018:Pay your State Income estimated taxes due in January before year end.  Even if they aren’t deductible due to Alternative Minimum Tax, you won’t ...

Season’s Greetings from Go Green Tax

Hello and Season’s Greetings everyone out there in Radioland. Hope you are staying warm and catching up with the ones you love and enjoying whatever you celebrate. In my family, if you do something once, it becomes a tradition. Some of them are great and some of them I wonder why we do them, but it’s all about making memories. …

America’s Love Affair With Fireworks

Credit to the unknown poet who penned this ode to the universally loved BIG BOOMS.  I love Fireworks.  From Sparklers, to Jumping Jacks, to Bottle Rockets, to Roman Candles, to the big booms. I love the smoke, the light, the boom that announces itself violently, and the glorious display of vivid color that follows. That said, I hate traffic. So despite …

A Back of the Envelope Case for Socialized Medicine

Portland and Oregon are both on fire economically right now. Wages rising, housing boom, job-less rate at an all-time low, heck, even Salt and Straw just accepted a substantial investment from a NY restaurant group and yet, Oregon’s budget is in shambles. The costly expansion of Medicaid (largely due to reduced federal support) is a primary driver of the budget …