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Val Smith-Fulcher on How (and Why) to Invest in Savings Bonds

The economy has caused some turmoil as of late. Markets haven’t been kind for the last couple weeks, and it is yet to be seen what impacts the student loan relief will have on the economy at large (if it, indeed, doesn’t get struck down by legal challenge). And...

IRS Red Flags Tacoma TaxPayers Should Steer Clear Of

The tax code is a complicated beast. And daunting even for the savviest Tacoma tax filers. All 6,871 pages of the tax code make it easy to miss or overlook things… and make mistakes. And, like it or not, that can lead to the IRS pulling the audit card on...

When Married Filing Separately Makes Sense for Tacoma Couples

You likely were invited to one Tacoma wedding or another this summer (or perhaps YOU were doing the inviting?) ... 'tis the season. If you were the one saying vows, many congrats! Weddings are the fun part. The part of that whole "two become one" reality that's...

Shoring Up Tax Debt During Inflation

A little thing called inflation has been plastered all over the news cycle for the last few months now... and it’s taking its toll on Tacoma people. And to add to the difficulty of stretching those hard-earned dollars… increasing interest rates, rising prices,...

Val Smith-Fulcher’s Tax Planning Tips for 2022

The British saying “Keep calm and carry on” seems like a good motto to live by in uncertain times like these. Still, a little freak-out about what lies ahead is totally normal, even expected.Plunging ahead through the rest of 2022, which is most likely to be rough...

Val Smith-Fulcher’s Tips on Tracking Subscription Services

87,000. All weekend I’ve seen that number flashing through the headlines – and I’ve seen the panic on the part of some of my Tacoma clients. A quick recap, if you’re in the non-news-imbibing crowd:The perhaps-Orwellian-named Inflation Reduction Act (or IRA,...

Gas Savings for Every Tacoma Driver

There’s something truly American about the summer family road trip. Piling into the car with your luggage and favorite snacks in tow, getting out on the miles and miles of paved road, gazing at the stretches of wild scenery (or maybe just fields and cows)... it’s all...

Your Tacoma Rundown for Calling the IRS

Do you remember the days of yore when you’d call someone and the phone would keep ringing and ringing with no answer? And you were okay with that because you’d just call them back later hoping to reach them? No? Oh yeah. Me neither. The world has changed.When you...

Contracting or Employee – How Tacoma Job Seekers Decide

A lot of Tacoma people say, “more money, more problems.” While that saying is partially true, I think a lot of us would be only too happy to get a little more green in our bank accounts considering the current inflation situation.Especially those working for minimum...

Effects of Inflation: Plan for This, Tacoma Investors

A lot of us Tacoma investors are feeling the effects of inflation.And I want to help you navigate through it as best I can. This week, I want to take some time to break down how it could be affecting your investment portfolio.(But Val … I don’t HAVE an investing...

How You’re Missing Legal Tax Deductions

Here’s a certain truth: the State and Federal Government would love to have more of your hard-earned money in their accounts. Sure, even though it’s painful, none of us begrudge paying our legal and fair share of taxes.

But the problem is that regular taxpayers, like you, are missing out on legal and safe deductions, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed refunds every year!

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