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Five Smart Tips for Buying Your Next Car
Automakers sold over 17 million cars in the United States in 2015 , which means that, at any given time throughout the year, many Americans are getting ready to head out to a dealership. How can you drive away with the best deal? The Connecticut...
Answers to Your Questions on Capital Gains and Losses
Did you know that when you sell an asset you may have to pay taxes on the proceeds? Knowing the rules on capital gains and losses can help you make decisions about whether it makes sense to sell. The Connecticut Society of CPAs offers answers to...
Stuck in the Middle: Financial Tips for the Sandwich Generation
Are you part of the “sandwich generation”? This group, generally between ages 40 and 59, is made up of people juggling the responsibilities of raising children, the needs of aging parents or other relatives, plus their own concerns,...
Three Retirement Planning Mistakes to Avoid
Almost one-half of all working families have no retirement savings, according to the Economic Policy Institute. And even if you’ve saved diligently, there are some pitfalls that can undermine even the best-laid retirement plans. The...
Five Key Financial Planning Questions for Women
Do women have special considerations when it comes to financial planning? Women with full-time jobs earn an average 79 cents for every dollar men make, according to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. Given potential lower salaries...
Five Financial Tips for College Students
About 20 million students attended U.S. colleges and universities last year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. These students may have spent years in school preparing academically for higher education, but they may not...
Avoid These Pitfalls for New Business Owners
There are about 29 million small businesses in the United States, according to the Small Business Administration, and new ones are being opened every day. Launching and sustaining a successful new venture can be daunting, but there are ways to...
Battling Tax Identity Theft
Many people are aware of the dangers of identity theft but may not realize how quickly it is growing or the numerous areas in which it can occur. Did you know, for example, that identity theft reports to the Federal Trade Commission jumped by...
Five Tips to Manage Your Prescription Drug Costs
Do you feel you’re spending too much on your prescriptions? That’s not too surprising, because Americans laid out an estimated $457 billion on prescription drugs in 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,...
Time for a Mid-Year Health Coverage Checkup
Nearly 11.3 million people were enrolled in a 2016 Health Insurance Marketplace plan during the first eight weeks of the open enrollment period, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. If you’re one of those people, or if...

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