Can I Deduct Those Ridiculous Mortgage Insurance Premiums?

Can I Deduct Those Ridiculous Mortgage Insurance Premiums?
(NOTE: if you’re looking for a list of itemized deductions, go back to the 1040 summary page here) When we bought our first house, the payments that frustrated me more than cat trying to catch a laser pointer were the Mortgage Insurance Premiums. While all the other payments felt more or less justified, Mortgage Insurance came as a punishment. I could ...

The Marriage Penalty

The Marriage Penalty
Recent articles in the accounting world have been discussing the return of the “Marriage Penalty” like it’s some terrible CBS sitcom that just won’t go away. The Marriage Penalty has been on hiatus for a number of years, but has the recent tax change really put it back in our primetime lineup? (I’m sorry, the ...