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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...
Get Out of Debt (and Stay Out)
Are you carrying a large amount of debt? On average, American households have about $15,000 of credit card debt, according to NerdWallet. If you’re struggling to pay off your outstanding balances, or if you’re tired of high interest...
Tips for Couples on Managing Social Security Benefits
Approximately 59 million people receive Social Security benefits, according to the Social Security Administration. Were you aware that there are many options for married couples on deciding how and when to take their payments? The Connecticut...
Don’t Let Unexpected Costs Ruin Your Retirement!
How much do you need to save for retirement? Determining how much you’ll spend on housing, food and other fixed expenses may seem relatively easy, but how about the costs that come out of the blue? An Ameriprise study found that 90 percent...
Resolving Financial Concerns for Stepfamilies
Roughly 1,300 new stepfamilies are created every day, according to the Stepfamily Foundation. And 41 percent of all Americans have at least one step relative, based on Pew Research Center findings. These blended families have an opportunity to...
Appealing an IRS Decision
What happens if you disagree with an Internal Revenue Service determination about your taxes? There are options available to you if you'd like to plead your case. In a recent year, more than 100,000 taxpayers addressed tax disputes through the...
Tax Solutions for Baby Boomers
The Baby Boom generation, the children born in the post-World War II years between 1946 and 1964, includes about 76 million people. Now that generation is heading into retirement, with roughly 10,000 Boomers expected to retire every day between...
Answers to Tax Questions for the Self-Employed
Will 2015 be the year when you take the leap into self-employment? Even if you’re going to start out small with an office in a spare bedroom, there are some important tax issues you should keep in mind before you take the plunge. The...

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