The Case Against Sugar Land Residents Not Paying Federal Taxes

What a fantastical dream — to pay no taxes. Now … would it surprise you if I said most American households (including many Sugar Land households) enjoyed that very dream in 2020 because they ended up not paying federal taxes – not a single dime? Last year’s insanely rocky economy and subsequent federal relief efforts led to “an extraordinary increase” … Read More

The Case Against Sugar Land Residents Not Paying Federal Taxes

Sugar Land Real Estate Investors: The 1031 Tax Deferral May Be Changing

It’s getting harder and harder to brace ourselves for the ongoing images of human struggle. They just keep coming. No matter your position on what’s happening, either nationally or abroad, the possibility of disaster touching us — that is out of our control — is very real. But even a step back from disaster, most of us have a hard … Read More

Sugar Land Real Estate Investors: The 1031 Tax Deferral May Be Changing

Pam’s Tips for Protecting Personal Assets

You’ve probably got a story to tell. The one about how you got to where you are today. It probably involves lots of hard work and sacrifice. And money. Last I checked, people weren’t giving away their Sugar Landhomes and cars. And I bet that you put locks on that house and car… and firewalls and passwords on your investment … Read More

Pam’s Tips for Protecting Personal Assets

Should Sugar Land Parents Take The Child Tax Credit Payments?

The federal government is handing out a lot of money to Sugar Land individuals lately. Remember those stimulus payments that started showing up in your bank account last year? There’s more en route… Now comes the federal advance payments of the Child Tax Credit (CTC). Money for having kids? Sounds like a great idea. Maybe and maybe not. If it’s … Read More

Should Sugar Land Parents Take The Child Tax Credit Payments?

Pam Britz’s Insights on Good Debt Vs Bad Debt

Before I jump into outlining good debt vs bad debt for all those in Sugar Land trying to tackle their personal debt, let’s touch on some news from everyone’s not-so-favorite government agency. Late last week (Friday news dump?), ye olde Internal Revenue Service announced that it had 15.6 million unprocessed tax returns. They made no fanfare about it but added … Read More

Pam Britz’s Insights on Good Debt Vs Bad Debt

The Latest Advance Child Tax Credit Payment Info for Sugar Land Parents

I normally don’t send these special bulletins, but I wanted to get this to Sugar Land parents ASAP. You probably heard on the news that the IRS is sending out “advance payments” of $250 – $300 per month for children. The first advance child tax credit payments went out TODAY (as I write), July 15th. The payments will continue every … Read More

The Latest Advance Child Tax Credit Payment Info for Sugar Land Parents

Being Financially Independent: Planning for the Future Starts Now

I’m going to stick with last week’s theme on being financially independent because I got some nice feedback. Before I get there, a quick word about the IRS for our friends in Sugar Land… Per Kiplinger, as of June 25, the IRS had a backlog of 16.7 million 2019 and 2020 individual returns that require manual processing by agency employees. … Read More

Being Financially Independent: Planning for the Future Starts Now

Pam Britz’s 4 Keys For How To Gain Financial Independence

In our digitally saturated age, it takes somebody with an iron will to not be impacted by the environment around us. There is a sense of impending doom among some of my Sugar Land clients, a weight of cultural fissure and confusion. More and more think pieces are bubbling up about the possibility of open societal conflict. These are not … Read More

Pam Britz’s 4 Keys For How To Gain Financial Independence

Ways Sugar Land Car Owners Can *Actually* Save on Car Insurance

Whether it’s an annoying duck with a one-word vocabulary, or a refined gecko, or a personified mayhem, you’ve undoubtedly been bombarded by commercials from company after company trying to get you to switch auto insurance carriers. Have you shopped around for this lately? Some of those commercials are totally correct: You might be overpaying. And can I be the person … Read More

Ways Sugar Land Car Owners Can *Actually* Save on Car Insurance

Do Identity Theft Protection Plans Work? Pam Britz’s Tips for Sugar Land Friends

An identity is stolen every two seconds in this country. Yeap, you read that right. Every TWO seconds. Yeah… that’s a lot. That means that either you or people you know in Sugar Land have fallen victim to identity theft. It’s the #1 type of complaint received by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and state Attorneys General are also flooded … Read More

Do Identity Theft Protection Plans Work? Pam Britz’s Tips for Sugar Land Friends