Check Out My New Blog – WalletImpact.com

By Christopher Odonnell on 29-10-2014

Tagged Under : Blog, New Blog

You may have noticed that I havent been spending a lot of time here on StumbleForward.com.  Well theres a good reason for that, and as you can tell by the title Ive started a brand new blog called Wallet Impact.

I started this blog for a lot of different reasons, so here are a few of the reasons I started this new blog.

The Thrill Of Starting A New Blog.  I dont know about you but starting a new blog has somewhat of a thrill to it with me.  I guess thats just the geek in me speaking but it really does bring me that entrepreneurial high.

 

What Would It Be Like To Start Over.   For a long time Ive always wondered what it would if be like if I started over.  As a beginning blogger back in 2008 I had no idea what I was doing.  I couldnt even load a plug-in, if you know what I mean.

Now that Ive been doing this for nearly 6 years now Ive gotten a pretty good grasp as to what I wish I would have done and things I never should have done.

In fact the ideas are literally pouring out of mind.  I have a lot of things in store for Wallet Impact and it will all be revealed soon enough.

 

Not Well Defined.  One of my biggest issues with Stumble Forward is that this site tends to be all over the place.  One day I

Read more…

5 hacks to boost your retirement savings

By Devin Reese on 27-10-2014

Tagged Under : Retirement, Retirement Savings

Many people have trouble saving anything for retirement. But I hear from a fair number of people who are looking beyond 401(k)s and IRAs for more tax-advantaged ways to save.

Many have maxed out their 401(k)s at work, or had their contributions limited because theyre considered highly compensated employees. Some dont have a workplace plan at all, while others want to save more than IRAs allow. Even catch-up provisionswhich allow people 50 and over to contribute an extra $5,500 to 401(k)s and an extra $1,000 to IRAsarent enough for some of these super savers.

So here are options for those who have maxed out and caught up:

Opt for an HSA. Health savings accounts, which are coupled with high-deductible health insurance plans, offer a rare triple tax advantage: contributions are tax deductible, gains grow tax-deferred (and can be rolled over from year to year), and withdrawals are tax free if used for medical expenses. Withdrawals are also tax free in retirement, which makes HSAs a potentially better vehicle for saving than the much-loved Roth IRA.

Read more…

New Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Resource Helping Adolescents in Chamblee, GA

By Billie Nguyen on 23-10-2014

Tagged Under : Abuse Rehabilitation, Chamblee, Substance Abuse, Substance Abuse Rehabilitation

The troubled teen helpline for Chamblee, GA is assisting teenagers who are searching for a genuine substance abuse rehabilitation center with specialized recovery therapists.

LIGHTNING RELEASES 10/22/14 Finding the right help for a serious drug or alcohol abuse problem for an adolescent in Chamblee, GA may seem like a difficult process. However, the new troubled teen helpline is changing all of that. By contacting the helpline at 309-0473, an adolescent can put themselves in position to locate the drug and alcohol rehabilitation center which can assist with sobriety. If parents or other trusted adults can’t get through to an teenager, it might be time to get assistance from a genuine substance abuse rehabilitation center with specialized recovery therapists who have ample experience showing young adults how to live life free from drugs and alcohol.

The helpline is available to help teenagers as they work towards ending substance abuse. Often times the most difficult of the recovery process is asking for help in the first place so all adolescents or their parents in Chamblee, GA are urged to pick up their phones and call 309-0473 as soon as they get a chance. A

Read more…

New Tax Quiz – Sourcing of Income 2

By Devin Reese on 21-10-2014

Tagged Under : Income, New Tax, New Tax Quiz, Tax Quiz

Today we added a new tax quiz to our sister website, Tax-Charts.com. The quiz added today deals with Code §861 sourcing of income.  You can study this material on the study page and you can test yourself on this topic using a matching quiz, a multiple choice quiz, or using flashcards.

Former Seychelles consul-general’s home sells for $3.4m

By Billie Nguyen on 15-10-2014

Tagged Under : Consulgeneral’s Home, Home

A sprawling Lysterfield mansion that was once home to the consul-general of Seychelles will soon become a meditation retreat.

An unnamed group with 40 000 followers fought off 5 other parties in the post-auction negotiations of 511 Belgrave Hallam Road. The property was passed in on a vendor bid of $2.7 million and sold for $3.4 million through agent Anthony Johnson, of Barry Plant. It had a reserve of $2.9 million. The house has 7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms and 7 living areas. Although it is now grown over, there was an 18-hole golf course on the property. The overall territory of the property is 24 hectares.