Maximizing the Child Tax Credit (even without earned income)

So you’ve done the impossible – retired with young children (or retired and then had children.)

Congratulations, you are eligible for a generous $2,000 Child Tax Credit (per kid.)

But if you no longer have earned income and/or already have a low/zero tax burden, you could miss out on thousands of dollars.

This is how to avoid that. (This is especially important now that we have doubled our potential for Child Tax Credits.)

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All the President’s Taxmen

Follow the money. Always follow the money. – Deep Throat

Recently the New York Times published an analysis of 20 years’ of President Trump’s tax returns, concluding that he paid no taxes in 10 of the last 15 years and just $750/year during the first 2 years of his presidency.

Is something dubious going on? Or is this quality advertising for his accountants?

I’m tax-curious… let’s follow the money.

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And then they were Four…

We recently welcomed our 2nd child into the world. Mom, baby, and big brother are doing well.

Here are a few obligatory baby photos, and for those interested, a cost breakdown and overview of a Taiwan birth and luxury postpartum experience.

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