8 Money Lessons to Learn Before You Turn 40

Personal Finance

8 Money Lessons to Learn Before You Turn 40

8 Money Lessons to Learn Before You Turn 40

Reaching your fifth decade is a milestone, and hopefully you have learned a few things on the way. Here are some of the important financial lessons that are good to learn before turning 40. 1. Keep Your Housing in Check Since the median age of first-time homebuyers is 31, you’ve likely already bought a home. If… Read More

My Baby’s Data Was Hacked. What Should I Do Now?

Identity Theft

My Baby’s Data Was Hacked. What Should I Do Now?

My Baby’s Data Was Hacked. What Should I Do Now?

My 10-week-old son Ben has the biggest smile, is a champion sleeper and just had his identity stolen by hackers. The recent data breach at Anthem, Inc. was brutal. The company, America’s second largest health insurer, announced that approximately 80 million individuals were hacked. And the stolen personal information is invaluable — names, birthdays, Social… Read More

Is a Credit Report Error Costing You Money?

Credit Score

Is a Credit Report Error Costing You Money?

Is a Credit Report Error Costing You Money?

Your credit report could contain material errors. These are mistakes that other people make but you ultimately to pay for — and left uncorrected, you may end up paying for those errors for years and years. According to a recent Federal Trade Commission report, one in five people have flawed credit reports. Not all of… Read More

The Tax Deduction That Could Kill Your Homebuying Chances

Mortgages

The Tax Deduction That Could Kill Your Homebuying Chances

The Tax Deduction That Could Kill Your Homebuying Chances

If you’re planning on getting a mortgage, you may want to rethink taking any extra deductions to minimize your tax liability this year. Writing off expenses you incur as a W-2 employee can have lasting negative repercussions on your real income, an anchor component of how lenders determine your creditworthiness. Job-Related Deductions You bring a mortgage company your W-2s and… Read More

5 Tax Myths That Can Cost You

Personal Finance

5 Tax Myths That Can Cost You

5 Tax Myths That Can Cost You

Tax myths are a lot like a bad date. They are annoying and seem to last forever. Yet people have beliefs about income taxes that have no basis in reality. Were it not for the potential financial costs, some of these might be amusing. But if you believe them and act upon them, they can… Read More

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