2015 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits Released.

The US Treasury Department recently announced its inflation adjusted amounts for retirement account contributions for 2015. Among the details: IRAs: The limit on annual contributions remains $5,500 (no change for the third year in a row). 401(k)s: For employees who participate in 401(k), 403(b), most 457 plans, and the federal government’s Thrift Savings Plan, the […]

Sad, Maddening, And Possibly the Longest of Long Waiting Lines.

The Social Security Administration judges who hear appeals for disability benefit claims are a staggering 990,399 cases behind. According to a recent Washington Post story, the Social Security Administration first fell behind during the administration of President Ford – almost 40 years ago! The primary factors identified in the story as contributing to the backlog: […]

Michigan Right-To-Try Law Enacted

  A law giving terminally ill patients in Michigan the opportunity to try experimental drugs and other treatments was signed into law by Governor Rick Snyder earlier this week. The “Right-to-Try” Act gives those suffering from advanced illnesses the choice to try experimental drugs and similar treatments which have yet to be approved by the […]

Michigan Land Owners Will Get Property Tax Relief in 2015

Michigan House Bill 5552, signed into law by Governor Rick Snyder, will add much needed exemptions to Michigan’s property tax uncapping law effective for transfers occurring after December 31, 2014. If you are a Michigan land owner, you know that the annual increase of a property’s taxable value is “capped,” which means that although the […]

Is There Life After Death? Maybe

An article from The Telegraph published in the National Post reports that, according to a British study into near-death and out-of-body experiences, awareness may continue for a short time after the brain has shut down completely. Scientists at the University of Southampton spent 4 years studying more than 2,000 people who suffered cardiac arrest at […]