According to Melody Petersen, author of the book Our Daily Meds, “Americans spend more on medicines than do all the people of Japan, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina…COMBINED.” That’s a shocking statistic, isn’t it? There are alternatives to pharmaceutical drugs. Let me tell you about a new technology that’s just coming into wide use in the U.S. Dr. Rainer Klopp MD Ph.D., founder of the Institute for Microcirculation in Berlin, Germany, made
The Federal Reserve decision Wednesday, March 15, 2017, to lift its benchmark short-term interest rate by a quarter percentage point is likely to have a domino effect across the economy as it gradually pushes up rates for everything from mortgages and credit card rates to small business loans. Consumers with credit card debt, adjustable-rate mortgages and home equity lines of credit are the most likely to be affected by a rate hike, analysts indicate. It’s the cumulative effect that’s important, especially
Over the years as a tax professional, preparing taxes for gay and lesbian clients has always been more challenging than their hetero counterparts. With the legalization of same-sex marriage, the challenges diminished somewhat, but there are still some unique situations to consider when filing taxes. In my inaugural article for SWIM, I hope to provide a little guidance to some common tax questions. Filing Status If you’re married, you must choose a married filing status. You cannot pretend to be not married
Q1. When are individuals of the same sex lawfully married for federal tax purposes? For federal tax purposes, the IRS looks to state or foreign law to determine whether individuals are married. The IRS has a general rule recognizing a marriage of same-sex spouses that was validly entered into in a domestic or foreign jurisdiction whose laws authorize the marriage of two individuals of the same sex even if the married couple resides in a domestic or foreign jurisdiction that does not recognize
As we head into 2017, we wish everyone a Happy New Year! What a great time we had in 2016 and here is a few of our favorite memories! Looking forward to making many more next year!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 18, 2016 SOCIAL WOMEN IN MOTION (SWIM) CELEBRATES LAUNCH AND RAISES MONEY FOR LOCAL CHARITY Social Women’s Group Rebrands St. Petersburg, Florida: Social Women in Motion (SWIM) is pleased to announce the transition from a Women’s Social group into an organization whose mission will also include Personal and Professional Development support for Women-Owned Businesses, and Charitable Fundraising. With over 1300 followers in THE greater Tampa/St. Petersburg area, maximizing that synergy for the greater good led to the change. In
Just thought I’d reach out to everyone today after a LONG election cycle just ended. Some people are feeling good today and some are feeling bad. I’m not here to talk politics, but I did want to address that no matter what you are feeling today, from a woman perspective – we’ve got work to do! With last night’s results, we now have a record number of women in the Senate at 20. However, that is only 20% of the total