Lavelle & Finn


How to Deal With Student Loan Debt as You Age

The number of older Americans with student loan debt – either theirs or someone else’s – is growing. Learning how to deal with this debt is now a fact of life for many seniors heading into retirement. According to a study by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the number of older borrowers increased by […]


The Standard Deduction’s Double Standard

The 2019 “tax season,” during which most 2018 tax returns are prepared, will soon peak at the April 15 deadline. One key trend is that more people are taking the standard deduction, which has increased significantly, and fewer people are claiming itemized deductions, which have been restricted. These changes result […]


Homeowner’s Insurance Protects a Prime Asset

From coast to coast, hurricanes and wildfires and other natural disasters have created headlines while destroying homes. Your principal residence is probably a valuable asset, so you should be confident your homeowner’s insurance can protect you against multiple perils. Chances are, your first experience with homeowner’s coverage probably coincided with […]


Tax Calendar: April and May 2019

APRIL 2019 April 15 Individuals. File a 2018 income tax return and pay any tax due by April 15 (if you live in Maine or Massachusetts, the filing deadline is April 17). If you want an automatic six-month extension of time to file the return, file Form 4868, “Application for […]