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    Precious: Proof That The Oscars Are Nearing

    precious_2I realize that it might have been the wiser move to review "Twilight: New Moon" this weekend since that's what the majority of people will be seeing. But I figured I'd start Oscar season early (that and the fact that I absolutely HATE "Twilight") and review a movie that won't make nearly as much as the aforementioned film but will be remembered once awards are handed out.


    SCV Moms Blog - Neighbor To Neighbor

    Eat, Drink and Make a Difference

    SCV Moms Blog launches "Neighbor-to-Neighbor" campaign at December 4th Mojito event

    Pacifica Senior Living - Alzheimer's Care

    Pacifica Senior Living is Santa Clarita's leading in care facility for Alzheimer patients and their spouses.

    Alzheimer's disease is a brain disorder named after German physician Alois Alzheimer who first described it in 1906. Scientists have learned a great deal about Alzheimer's disease in the century since Dr. Alzheimer first drew attention to it. Today we know that Alzheimer's Is a progressive and fatal brain disease affecting as many as 5.3 million Americans.

    Your Money: When is Alimony Tax Deductible?

    Tax considerations in divorce, separation and domestic disputes

    There are usually four groups of people as parties to a divorce- the husband, the wife, the children and the IRS. It’s important to reduce the participation of the IRS. Various taxes related issues to consider in a divorce are alimony, child support, division of property, dependency exemption, medical expenses and timing.

    Your Money: Sale of Personal Residence

    The largest business transaction incurred by most taxpayers is the sale of their personal residence.

    In January after the sale of your home you will most likely receive a form 1099-S, the form on which the sale of real property is reported. If the gain from the sale of your residence is completely excluded or the sale results in a loss, the sale does not need to be reported on your tax return.

    Your Money: When are Social Security Benefits Taxed?

    Are you considering post-retirement employment? If you're collecting social security and thinking of returning to the work force, you may have questions about the effect of that income on the taxability of your benefits.

    Your Money: Collaborative Divorce

    A Team Approach To Settle Disputes Not A Court Approach

    Divorcing couples and their families’ buckle under the financial and emotional stress that a traditional divorce requires. The practice of Collaborative Divorce is gaining popularity as a viable and possibly a healing alternative to the traditional divorce. It has been around since the1990’s but has only recently gained popularity.

    Your Money: Avoiding Employee Embezzlement

    The definition of embezzlement is the misappropriation of items with which a person has been entrusted.  One of the most common instances of embezzlement in today’s society is employee theft. Employees of many companies have access to company property, creating the potential for embezzlement. Examples include such small crimes as theft of retail items, discounted sale of retail items, and theft from cash registers, but can also include the theft of millions by employees of large firms.

    Your Money: Tax Quiz

    This is for those of you who cannot resist taking those quizzes in magazines.  Since taxes are a major annual expense for most people, take this simple quiz to see how much you know about taxes and the options you have for cutting them.

    1. Everyone must file an income tax return.
    True? or False?

    2. What’s the top income tax rate?  A) 31%  B) 39.6% C) 50%

    3. Which is more valuable?
    A) a $100 tax deduction B) a $100 tax credit C) they’re equal in value.

    Your Money: Record Guide

    As a result of changes in the tax law and the prospect of more scrutiny by the Internal Revenue Service, record keeping is now necessary in some areas that never required records before.