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What You Need to Know About Estimated Taxes
Most people don’t spend a lot of time during the year thinking about their tax payments because their employer simply withholds those payments from their paychecks. If you’re among the nearly 15 million self-employed people in the...
Have You Attained Your American Dream?
Do you find yourself putting off important milestones because of financial constraints? If you do, you’re not alone. A majority of American adults — 51 percent — say they have delayed at least one key life decision in the last...
Financial Fraud and Seniors: What You Need to Know
For seniors living on a fixed income, stretching their money is a critical goal. Unfortunately, seniors are also particularly vulnerable to people who are intent on separating them from their hard-earned dollars. In fact, one in five Americans...
Be a Smart Shopper for the Holidays
In past years, Americans’ holiday spending has averaged around $700, for a total of $465 billion, according to the National Retail Federation. If you’re trying to trim your budget a little this year, or if you’d just like to get...
Budget-Friendly Travel Tips
About 99 million Americans traveled at least 50 miles from home during the last holiday season, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA). Whether you’re visiting relatives during the holidays, taking a trip to a warm weather...
Aging in Place: Four Questions to Consider
About 90 percent of seniors plan to continue living in their own homes for the next five to ten years, according to an AARP survey. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention define “aging in place” as being able to live in...
Five Things to Know About Home Insurance Coverage
What would happen if your home was damaged or broken into? Average insurance claims range from about $3,600 for theft to just over $37,000 for fire or lightning damage, according to ISO, a Verisk Analytics company. When you’re making...
Business or Hobby? Why the Difference Matters
Are you always being asked to take pictures at family events because of your passion for photography? Or do you earn a steady income collecting and selling stamps or baseball memorabilia? Were you aware that there are tax implications when you...
Five Steps to Boost Your Home's Value
More than 4.9 million homes were sold in 2014, and the median price was up about 6 percent from the previous year, according to the National Association of Realtors. For many people, a home is not just the place they make memories, it’s...
Don't Fight Over Finances!
When couples argue, what are they most likely to fight about? You might not be surprised to learn that, according to a Harris Interactive survey on behalf of the American Institute of CPAs, money is the top reason for a marital spat, one that...

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