Check Your Withholding


Do a paycheck checkup. It is especially important this year because of all the tax-law changes that have occurred and likely will continue to occur for 2018. Your goal should be neither to owe a large amount nor to receive a large refund. IRS released a withholding calculator in February incorporating the tax-law changes that […]

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The Right 529 Plan For You


With school resuming soon, higher education enters many parents’ minds. The main issue besides choosing the right school is how to pay for that school. Many people are aware of 529 college plans, and every state offers one, but which is the best one for your child?  Let Mentor Capital help you navigate through the […]

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How to Freeze your Credit File


Putting a security freeze on your credit report is now an option in Illinois for consumers concerned about identity theft. A security freeze prohibits (with certain exceptions) the credit reporting agency from releasing your credit report or any information from it without your express authorization. The credit reporting agency may charge up to $10 each […]

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NAPFA: It’s in Your Best Interest


Most clients of Mentor Capital are familiar with NAPFA, the National Association of Personal Financial Advisers. This is the Fee-Only financial planning industry organization that promotes objectivity, transparency and elimination of conflicts of interest when working with clients.   NAPFA members, like advisers of Mentor Capital, gladly accept the fiduciary responsibility always to act in […]

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Dirty Money


New York University researchers have discovered some grimy details about your $1 bills … and the findings might make you want to wash your hands more than once.   Researchers at NYU found more than 3,000 different types of bacteria. That’s right – 3,000! Researchers with NYU’s “Dirty Money Project” collected 80 $1 bills from […]

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