Author Archives: Bender LeFante

2019 Change In How Alimony is Taxed

                                                            A Major Tax Change on Alimony Payments As of January 1, 2019, the tax on alimony payments changed dramatically. Prior to January 1, 2019, if you and your spouse had a court order or written agreement to pay alimony, post separation support, or other payments in the nature of spousal support, the person receiving […]

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The Real Answer to the important question “Is it Better to Give than to Receive?”

Is it better to give or to receive? If you look at what people write, and listen to what others tell you, it is almost impossible to come away with any thought other than it is better to give. But is it? How is it better? Or is it just something we tell children so […]

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Add This to Your Pre-Wedding “To-Do” List

There is a show on television where a woman goes to a fancy bridal salon and spends literally thousands of dollars on a dress she is going to wear once. When she finally picks the “right” dress she cries and feels very special and everyone agrees that this dress is the one which will make […]

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Marriage is like Government—

Here it is August and I already hate all the political ads I see. The truth be told, I really don’t like ads in general, but the political ones, in particular, seem to be more manipulative. Those advertisements try to pick one issue out of the zillions of things that a President will have to […]

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