Tom O'Rourke

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Time for a reality check

Tom O’Rourke, a Washington-area tax and estate attorney and former IRS lawyer, shares his plan to allow federal employees to double their money and to…

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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2017 file photo, A 1040 tax form appears on display  in New York. The Treasury Department is expanding for a second time this year the relief it grants taxpayers who had too little in income taxes withheld from their paychecks in the first year of a sweeping tax overhaul. Treasury announced Friday, March 22, 2019 that taxpayers will be able to avoid penalties for paying too little in taxes as long as they paid at least 80 percent of what they owed the government.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File )

2020 taxes, your TSP, mortgage and health premiums

Because of the 2017 tax law, many were surprised to learn that it no longer paid to itemize deductions that had been important in the past.

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Are you worth more dead or alive?

Many long-time government workers and retirees are worth more dead than alive due to the variety of wealth they accumulate over a lifetime.

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Managing your inner millionaire

Most federal and postal TSP millionaires got that way by ignoring the ups and downs of the market despite the pre-Christmas plunge in 2018.

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