My friend and the host of “Money Wise” on WBSM, Ray Lantz, who is president of the USA Wealth Group, Inc. in Dartmouth, just got back from attending the 52nd annual University of Miami Law School Heckerling Tax Institute in Orlando. Ray always stays on top of the issues of the day to better to serve his clients

“The Internal Revenue Code is so incredibly complicated that I use every opportunity I have to stay current and learn new tax techniques to help my clients,” Ray said.

At this year’s event, important tax and non-tax planning issues, including planning opportunities under the recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs were explored by leading national experts and law school professors.

Make sure you join Ray and me on WBSM-1420 on Sundays at 8 a.m. I always learn something from Ray and you can too.

Be sure you listen Feb. 19 as I will be having local singer Colton McGrath live in the studio at 9:10 a.m. live in the studio. Colton will be on "American Idol" on Sunday, March 11. Colton is a transgender high school at B.M.C. Durfee High and was known as Cassidy McGrath. Being on "American Idol" is an opportunity for him to bring a message of diversity to the national scene.

It was great to have boxing legend Surca” Ray Oliveria, Sr. and his son, Ray, Jr. in the studio. Ray Jr., a junior middleweight, is fighting in his first main event against Edwin Sota at Town River Casino in Rhode Island. Ray Jr. also followed in his father’s footsteps by opening up a gym in Taunton. Ray Sr’s gym is in New Bedford. We’re in Ray Jr.’s corner for his big fight.

I can’t wait to check out the 2018 Sailors’ Series: Elemental Exposures at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, which will launch March 22. The exhibit captures the world of yacht racing, the sea’s mercurial beauty and the rhythms of life along the coast. All Sailors’ Series Lectures begin at 7 p,m. with a reception at 6 p.m.

Individual lecture tickets can be purchased for $15 for Whaling Museum members and $20 for non-members. Series tickets are $54 for Museum members and $72 for non-members. Go to www.whalingmuseum.org or call 508-997-0046 for tickets. The 28th annual series is supported by Ruth and Hope Atkinson.

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