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What You Need to Know About Last-Minute Tax Changes
Everyone likes a little bit of nail-biting suspense, don’t they? Well, not always, and especially when their taxes are involved. But most people have gotten used to the idea that Congress often waits until the final weeks—or...
Don't Make These Common Tax-Time Mistakes!
You gather all your paperwork, finalize your tax return and you’re ready to go. But just as you’re about to send it off to the Internal Revenue Service, you wonder, “Should I check my math again? Did I take all the deductions I...
Got Kids? Don't Miss These Tax Breaks
How much does it cost to raise a child? You may already be aware that it’s a lot, especially as you spend money each day on things such as daycare, extracurricular activities, and new clothes for growing kids. But you may be surprised to...
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...

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