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Five Tax Deductions You Should Not Overlook
Did you run up expenses searching for a new job in 2014? Or did you use your car while helping out at a soup kitchen? Are you a self-employed person who paid Medicare premiums out of your own pocket? If so, you may be eligible for one of the many...
Tax Planning Update for Same-Sex Couples
Since 2013, federal tax laws for married couples have applied to same-sex couples who are married in jurisdictions where same-sex marriage is legal, even if the couple lives in a jurisdiction that doesn’t recognize same-sex marriage. As of...
Five Financial Mistakes to Avoid This Year
Are you satisfied with the financial decisions you made in 2014? If you’re not so sure, this is a good time to resolve to make some changes in 2015. The Connecticut Society of CPAs offers these tips on the best ways to avoid some common...
Four Last-Minute Tips to Lower Your Taxes
Now that the New Year has begun, April 15 will be here before you know it. Have you done all you can to minimize your tax payments and maximize prudent financial planning? If you’re not sure, there’s still time to make some smart...
What You Should Know about Timeshares
Now that the holidays are upon us, many people dream of taking a tropical vacation or spending time near a popular attraction. If you’re shopping for a getaway, you may have considered a timeshare, an arrangement that generally gives you...
How to Give Wisely
Have the holidays made you feel more generous? Nonprofit organizations report receiving 41 percent of their donations between Thanksgiving and New Year’s each year, according to Charity Navigator, and their overall charitable contributions...
Tax Planning Tips for Armed Forces Personnel
The total U.S. armed forces add up to more than 1.3 million American men and women, according to recent statistics from the Defense Manpower Data Center. Those who serve our country—and their families—should be aware that there are...
Avoiding Not-So-Jolly Holiday Scams
It’s the beginning of the holiday season, a time when family and friends come together to celebrate. The bad news is that this is also when thieves of all kinds are trying a variety of scams. To help you keep the sparkle in your holidays, the...
Healthcare Reform and Your Small Business
What has the Affordable Care Act meant to your business so far? When it was first passed, many small business owners were concerned about new complexities and potential added costs and disruptions in the way they run their operations or manage...
How to Guard Against Child Identity Theft
Your child begins to receive offers for pre-approved credit cards. It sounds annoying, but nothing to be worried about, right? In fact, it could be one of the warning signs that your family is the victim of child identity theft. Nearly three...

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