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Tackling Taxes If You’re Self-Employed
Tax time is tough, there’s no question about it, but it’s even more challenging when you’re self-employed and trying to deal with the sometimes confusing rules and recordkeeping that can go hand in hand with running your own...
Your Tax Return: What Could Go Wrong?
What do you want to do now, or next year, or five or ten years down the road? This is the time of year when people step back and consider where they stand and how close they are to achieving long-held goals. No matter what your objectives,...
Five Steps to Achieving Your Financial Goals
What do you want to do now, or next year, or five or ten years down the road? This is the time of year when people step back and consider where they stand and how close they are to achieving long-held goals. No matter what your objectives,...
Retirement Road Blocks for Baby Boomers
From now until 2030, about 10,000 Baby Boomers will turn 65 every day, according to the Pew Research Center. This large generation, born between 1946 and 1964, has had a huge impact on American culture and society, and that remains the same as...
How Can You Cut Next Year’s Taxes?
Taxes may be the last thing you want to think about at the holidays, but the end of the year is a great time to take some smart steps that can help you minimize your future tax outlays. The Connecticut Society of CPAs provides these ideas for...
Take Control of Holiday Spending!
What are your holiday shopping plans this year? American retail holiday spending totaled about $580 billion in 2012, according to the National Retail Foundation, up three percent from the previous year. This is clearly a time of year when people...
Don't Make These Five Online Shopping Mistakes
Online spending in the United States is expected to hit $370 billion by 2017, up from $262 billion in 2013, according to Forrester Research. Consumers were most likely to shop for books, stationery or office supplies, followed by apparel and...
Five Smart Financial Tips for Young People
A whopping 70 percent of college students will graduate with student loan debt, which averages about $25,200, according to a recent Fidelity Investments survey. This is one of the many sobering realities for young people just beginning higher...
Pump Up Your Credit Score!
Are you looking for a surefire solution that will lower the interest you pay on your mortgage, car loans, credit card accounts and other debt? If so, there’s one easy answer: Raise your credit score. The Connecticut Society of CPAs offers...
Taking the Bite Out of Pet Care Costs
Spending on pets hit an all-time high last year, topping $53 billion, according to the American Pet Products Association. The highest growth came in pet services—such as grooming, boarding, and pet sitting—and supplies and...

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