Jim Blankenship

Jim Blankenship, CFP, EA, principal of Blankenship Financial Planning, based in New Berlin, Ill., is a NAPFA-Registered financial adviser. He writes frequently on the topics of retirement plans, Social Security and tax matters at his blog Getting Your Financial Ducks In A Row.

Recent Articles By The Author

Law Must Be With Google in Java Dispute

Law Must Be With Google in Java Dispute

Victory for Oracle may drive software development out of U.S.

When to File for Social Security Benefits

When to File for Social Security Benefits

Social Security balances out retiree benefits whether filing early or late, but there are still factors to think about.

New Rules of Charity From Your IRA

New Rules of Charity From Your IRA

You can still make charitable contributions of money from your IRA, but the new year brought new rules.

Delay Social Security, Increase Your Benefits

Delay Social Security, Increase Your Benefits

What retiree wouldn't want to hike their Social Security payouts as much as 32.5%? Well, some can.

Roth Change Strategy Can Lower Your Tax Bill

Roth Change Strategy Can Lower Your Tax Bill

You can use the Roth IRA recharacterization option to your advantage.