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The Dos and Don’ts of Filing Taxes

The Dos and Don’ts of Filing Taxes

The Dos and Don’ts of Filing Taxes

Ah, tax season: the second-most stressful time of the year for Americans. While many of us look forward to a nice little tax return after we file, it’s still not the most enjoyable process to go through. However, it doesn’t have to be as annoying as we make it out to be. Here are some... Read More

Six Personal Finance Books for the New Year

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

15 Ways to Benefit from Rising Interest Rates

15 Ways to Benefit from Rising Interest Rates

15 Ways to Benefit from Rising Interest Rates

You’ve heard the saying, “what goes up, must come down.” This is true of interest rates, which means that interest rates must also go back up now that they’ve dropped down. We’re just coming out of a period of historically low interest rates, and the economy is strong. When that happens, the Federal Reserve usually... Read More

Tax Code Impact on Paychecks in February

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

15 Budgeting Tips for Building an Emergency Fund

15 Budgeting Tips for Building an Emergency Fund

15 Budgeting Tips for Building an Emergency Fund

An emergency fund is an important asset that you will hopefully never have to use. What some perceive as frivolous expense is really a key part of planning for the future. Any number of unwelcome occurrences could prompt withdrawal from an emergency account — from medical bills to a broken refrigerator. For anyone other than... Read More

Valentine’s Day Gifts Under $50

Valentine’s Day Gifts Under $50

Valentine’s Day Gifts Under $50

We’re talking about love so you want to go all out, but the new spending diet you’ve instituted won’t allow for that. According to a recent study by deal site, TopCashback.com, 60 percent of men have a spending target of under $100 where 41 percent of women hope to spend less than $50. The good... Read More

Filing Taxes in the Wake of the Equifax Breach

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

10 Steps Employees Can Take to Adapt To The New Tax Law

10 Steps Employees Can Take to Adapt To The New Tax Law

10 Steps Employees Can Take to Adapt To The New Tax Law

With the recent passing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, many Americans are wondering how their finances will be affected. That’s a fair question, since a tax overhaul of this size and scope hasn’t happened since the 1980s. News reports have come out since the signing of the bill detailing how some companies have... Read More

The New Tax Plan’s Impact on Homeowners

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

10 TED Talks that Will Help You Set Financial Goals

10 TED Talks that Will Help You Set Financial Goals

10 TED Talks that Will Help You Set Financial Goals

TED is a non-profit organization that formed in 1984 with the goal of spreading ideas in areas of technology, entertainment, and design, and has slowly evolved to include everything from global issues to academic topics. Ideas are shared via short “talks” — speeches given by experts in their fields. They’ve gained even more popularity since... Read More

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