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Mia Taylor is an award-winning travel and finance journalist with two decades of experience. Her work has appeared on MSN Money, MSN Travel, TheStreet, MainStreet, TheSimpleDollar, Cheapism, KPBS (the San Diego affiliate of National Public Radio) and in Westways Magazine. In 2011, Mia was among a team of KPBS reporters who won the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism for an investigation into the salaries and perks of California county supervisors. She has also received multiple awards from the North American Travel Journalists Association. You can read more about Mia’s career and writing expertise at www.miataylorwriter.com.

Six Personal Finance Books for the New Year

Personal Finance

Six Personal Finance Books for the New Year

Six Personal Finance Books for the New Year

The first few months of a new year are a great time to revaluate your financial situation, set new goals and do a little financial housecleaning. And while there’s no one size fits all approach to personal finance, there is one fundamental truth: education is an incredibly valuable part of mastering your finances. Warren Buffet,... Read More

Tax Code Impact on Paychecks in February

Personal Finance

Tax Code Impact on Paychecks in February

Tax Code Impact on Paychecks in February

Employers and payroll services across the nation are expected to begin implementing the new tax code in February. Yet there remains a great deal of confusion regarding the looming changes and how they will impact take-home pay for individuals across the country. Making matters worse, the Internal Revenue Service has issued only a minimal amount... Read More

Filing Taxes in the Wake of the Equifax Breach

Personal Finance

Filing Taxes in the Wake of the Equifax Breach

Filing Taxes in the Wake of the Equifax Breach

Last summer’s Equifax data breach is estimated to have impacted more than 145 million Americans. Vital personal information such as social security numbers, birthdays and addresses were stolen from the credit bureau, which blamed the incident on both human error and technical failures. Whatever the exact cause may have been, the breach has the potential... Read More

The New Tax Plan’s Impact on Homeowners

Personal Finance

The New Tax Plan’s Impact on Homeowners

The New Tax Plan’s Impact on Homeowners

The new tax plan is now officially law and as the dust continues to settle, there’s much confusion about how its provisions impact homeowners across the nation. The plan includes a handful of changes to take note of, among them a new combined deduction limit of $10,000 for property, state and local income taxes. (Residents... Read More

Virtual Credit Card – What You Need to Know

Credit Cards

Virtual Credit Card – What You Need to Know

Virtual Credit Card – What You Need to Know

Virtual credit cards have been around in one form or another for years now, but their use has yet to truly take off among consumers. A crop of new start-ups however, such as Pay With Privacy and Token Payments, are poised to change that. These two companies may not be household names but perhaps they... Read More

10 Places Where Home Ownership is On the Rise

Mortgages

10 Places Where Home Ownership is On the Rise

10 Places Where Home Ownership is On the Rise

For a significant number of Americans, home ownership remains an all too distant dream. Between record levels of student loan debt, the challenges of squirreling away a down payment and skyrocketing housing prices in many parts of the country, it can be daunting at best to shift from renter to owner. The U.S. Census Bureau... Read More

6 Home-Buying Tips for the Current Market

Mortgages

6 Home-Buying Tips for the Current Market

6 Home-Buying Tips for the Current Market

In September 2017, sales of new homes in the United States shot up to the highest level in nearly a decade. The Commerce Department reported an 18.9% increase for the month, during which about 667,000 newly built homes were sold—a figure not seen since October 2007. September’s increase also represented the biggest month-over-month percentage gain... Read More

How Does Student Loan Forgiveness Work?

Student Loans

How Does Student Loan Forgiveness Work?

How Does Student Loan Forgiveness Work?

The student loan forgiveness process can be murky at best. Which loans are eligible for forgiveness—federal loans or private loans? And when are they eligible? Should you hire a lawyer to help you with the process of reducing or eliminating your student debt? Can all of your debt be forgiven or just some of it?... Read More

5 Perks of Credit Cards around the Holidays

Credit Cards

5 Perks of Credit Cards around the Holidays

5 Perks of Credit Cards around the Holidays

The frenzied holiday shopping season has arrived. Amid all the buying and traveling to see family, it’s a good idea to keep your savvy consumer instincts intact. If you’re using credit cards for purchases, remember that credit card benefits and rewards can truly come in handy this time of year. Whether it’s offering extended warranties... Read More

6 Top Details about the New Uber Credit Card

Credit Cards

6 Top Details about the New Uber Credit Card

6 Top Details about the New Uber Credit Card

Uber is expanding in so many new, unique directions these days to better serve their customers. At a conference in Portugal, the ride-sharing company recently unveiled bold plans for a futuristic air taxi to fly its customers to their destinations. And just before that, it announced a much-buzzed-about Uber credit card. The new credit card... Read More

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