Monthly Older Posts: August 2022

When should you take your RMD during the year?

My friend Jay sent me a clip from his Kiplinger letter that suggests you take your RMD early in the year. This is not a correct strategy. This post argues that your should take your RMD, if you can, all at the end of the

How will next month’s inflation affect the 12-month rate?

I wrote a prior post on inflation, but I think the two graphs I have in this post more clearly display how monthly inflation affects annual inflation.


== Each month replaces a prior month ==


The annual change in inflation is the

How much does your suitcase weigh for two weeks of travel?

Patti and I leave for our trip to England next week. Over many years I’ve refined my list of what to wear on the plane and what to pack in my carry-on suitcase. This post shares my list. Lighter travel is better travel, and you

Have you completed your draft tax plan for 2022?

My tickler file (application) told me that this is the week for my first cut on my tax plan for 2022. I’m following my checklist that I provided in my blog post of January 28. The purpose of this post is to give you a

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