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Don’t Make these Common IRA Mistakes!
About 40 percent of U.S. households—nearly 50 million—own individual retirement accounts, which provide tax-advantaged options for saving for your retirement years. The Connecticut Society of CPAs offers the following tips on how to...
Five Disaster Planning Steps for Small Business
September 2014 Could your business bounce back if a disaster occurred? A minimum of 25 percent of small to midsize businesses that close temporarily due to a natural or other disaster ultimately never open their doors again, according to the...
Financing a Return to College
You’ve advanced on the job, but you think that finishing or enhancing your college degree would help you go further. Or maybe you were laid off and are seeking skills for a new career. No matter the reason, if returning to school is on your...
Financial Fitness for Freshmen
As you get ready to go away to college for the first time, this is a good time to expand your knowledge of day-to-day money management, including smart budgeting and debt management steps. The Connecticut Society of CPAs offers these tips to...
Tips for Starting a Small Business
The 23 million small businesses in this country are responsible for 54 percent of all U.S. sales, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Do you ever dream of launching your own company? If you do, the Connecticut Society of...
Your Mid-Year Financial Tune-Up
Did you start the beginning of the year by making smart resolutions to get your finances in order in the coming months? Now that the year is half over, it’s a good time to check in and see how you’re doing. The Connecticut Society of...
Save Money on Your Vacation
Are you planning to take a family vacation this summer? If so, it could become a pricey proposition. For those Americans with summer vacation plans, 41 percent expect to pay an average of $3,000 for transportation, lodging, meals, activities,...
Make a Rewarding Credit Card Choice
You’re ready to sign up for a new credit card that seems to promise a host of appealing rewards. But are you really sure of what the card has to offer or how it compares with other options? Many people are not, according to a J.D. Power...
Keeping a Lid on Wedding Costs
Can you have a memorable wedding day without breaking the bank? Absolutely. Even though the average wedding costs nearly $30,000, according to TheKnot.com, many happy couples have joyous celebrations for far less money. If you’re planning...
Five Ways to Save on Moving Costs
About 36 million people, or 11.7 percent of Americans, moved between 2012 and 2013, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. If you’re in the process of moving, you’re probably juggling a lot of tasks, including worrying about the...

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