Viewpoints

Where in the world
After reading Notes from the Fox Den in the May 16 issue of the Cherokeean, I responded to Josie that I’ve been to the UK a dozen or more times and could give her some...
Taxing thoughts: Six tax benefits of owning a home
If you own or are considering owning a home, you can take advantage of many tax benefits. Here are six of the most commonly used homeowner’s tax breaks: 1. Mortgage...
Notes| from the Fox Den
Hello from the Fox Den! I hope you are all surviving the warmer days that we are beginning to see. As for me, I am loving the long, hot days (please don’t throw anything at...
Taxing thoughts: Five finance tips everyone wishes they had followed
Sadly, it usually takes hard-won experience and costly mistakes to really internalize good financial advice. Here are some of the top five things we all wish we knew and...
High points from El Camino Real
Folks along El Camino Real are beginning to get into their summer routines and most of the kids who have only been out of school a couple of weeks are already bored. A...
Photograph taken by Josie Fox, June 2015 Notes from the Fox Den
Hello from the Fox Den! I hope you each had a wonderful week and I want to thank you for taking the time out of your day to read my column. I...

Images Speak: I’m looking for Helena Berryman’s Grave
I’m continually amazed at the power of the Internet. When you combine that with the desire of descendants wanting to know more about their family history, action is soon...
The new small business family medical leave credit
There’s a new business tax credit that partially reimburses employers for providing paid family and medical leave for select employees. But small businesses should be...
High points from El Camino Real
Folks along El Camino Real are beginning to worry about what July and August are going to feel like when it is already hitting a hundred degrees in early June. It looks...
Notes from the Fox Den
Hello and happy June from the Fox Den! Can you believe that we are six months into 2018 already? School is out and the long hot days of summer are upon us. This is...
Update on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA)
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was passed by Congress in a hurry late last year, and the IRS and tax preparers have been working to digest some of the more thorny issues...
High Points from El Camino Real
Folks along El Camino Real had plenty to talk about over the Memorial Day weekend, with graduations, dry weather, and a bank robbery, topping the list. I’m going to do my...
Notes from the Fox Den
Hello from the Fox Den! Although we had a wonderful time on our cruise, it is great to be back home. I sure did miss my fur babies Adalee and...

How to handle a gap in health care coverage
Health care coverage gaps happen. Whether because of job loss or an extended sabbatical between gigs, you may find yourself without health care for a period. Here are some...
High Points from Camino Real
Folks along El Camino Real have gotten Mother’s Day behind them and now they are getting ready for graduations, cemetery homecomings, and family reunions. When we are in...