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  • No Punishment For Equifax After Massive Hack

    No Punishment For Equifax After Massive Hack

    By Kelly Hartog It's been more than seven months since the credit reporting agency Equifax revealed in September 2017 that 143 million Americans' personal data – including Social Security numbers,...More >
    By Kelly Hartog It's been more than seven months since the credit reporting agency Equifax revealed in September 2017 that 143 million Americans' personal data – including Social Security numbers, addresses and...More >
  • How Long Should Tax Returns Be Saved?

    How Long Should Tax Returns Be Saved?

    Most individuals in the U.S. know to keep their tax returns for three years in case the IRS decides to audit them, but few know that there are exceptions to that time limit. Some people throw away their oldest...More >
    Most individuals in the U.S. know to keep their tax returns for three years in case the IRS decides to audit them, but few know that there are exceptions to that time limit. Some people throw away their oldest return when...More >
  • 1 out of 9 credit scores increased overnight

    1 out of 9 credit scores increased overnight

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    How would you like an overnight increase in your credit score, through no action of your own?

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    How would you like an overnight increase in your credit score, through no action of your own?

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  • How To Get A New Social Security Card

    How To Get A New Social Security Card

    April is National Social Security Month! Your Social Security Number (SSN) may be your most important piece of identification – yet it's likely that you never carry your Social Security card with you. You...More >
    April is National Social Security Month! Your Social Security Number (SSN) may be your most important piece of identification – yet it's likely that you never carry your Social Security card with you. You probably...More >
  • Renters Need Good Credit Scores, Too

    Renters Need Good Credit Scores, Too

    Your credit score may not be good enough to allow you to qualify for a home at a reasonable interest rate, but can a less-than-stellar credit score also keep you from finding a good place to rent? "Credit scores...More >
    Your credit score may not be good enough to allow you to qualify for a home at a reasonable interest rate, but can a less-than-stellar credit score also keep you from finding a good place to rent? "Credit scores aren't...More >
  • Seniors, don't fear a lawsuit for old debt

    Seniors, don't fear a lawsuit for old debt

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    Being served legal papers can be a scary experience for a senior

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    Being served legal papers can be a scary experience for a senior

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  • Last-minute tax day filing

    Last-minute tax day filing

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    Waiting until the last minute to pay your taxes can cost you

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    Waiting until the last minute to pay your taxes can cost you

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  • Financial Benefits Of Investing Your Tax Refund

    Financial Benefits Of Investing Your Tax Refund

    For many people, tax refund day is like Christmas in the spring. As they prepare their tax returns, millions of Americans hold their breath in anticipation of how much their tax refund is going to be — and then run...More >
    For many people, tax refund day is like Christmas in the spring. As they prepare their tax returns, millions of Americans hold their breath in anticipation of how much their tax refund is going to be — and then run to the...More >
  • Cryptocurrencies and Taxes: What Do You Owe?

    Cryptocurrencies and Taxes: What Do You Owe?

    Big Gains, Big Tax Headaches Were you tempted in 2017 by cryptocurrencies promising huge financial gains? If you did make a Bitcoin purchase, you may have done very well. The value of Bitcoin gained more than...More >
    Big Gains, Big Tax Headaches Were you tempted in 2017 by cryptocurrencies promising huge financial gains? If you did make a Bitcoin purchase, you may have done very well. The value of Bitcoin gained more than 1,200% over the...More >
  • Celebrate Money Smart Week

    Celebrate Money Smart Week

    Are you financially literate? How about your kids? MoneyTips can help, but there may be something special soon going on in your neighborhood to help you learn more about personal finance. Money Smart Week®, a...More >
    Are you financially literate? How about your kids? MoneyTips can help, but there may be something special soon going on in your neighborhood to help you learn more about personal finance. Money Smart Week®, a public...More >
  • Prevent identity theft from affecting your taxes

    Prevent identity theft from affecting your taxes

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    What do you do if you fall victim to tax-related identity theft?

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    What do you do if you fall victim to tax-related identity theft?

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  • How your fellow Americans cheat on taxes

    How your fellow Americans cheat on taxes

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    Have you ever cheated on your taxes? If so, you are in the minority – but you aren't alone, either

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    Have you ever cheated on your taxes? If so, you are in the minority – but you aren't alone, either

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  • How Much Debt Repels Daters?

    How Much Debt Repels Daters?

    Which is the worst first-date mistake – talking about an ex, eating food off your date's plate, or mentioning that you are heavily in debt? We have no idea, but we're guessing that a second date is...More >
    Which is the worst first-date mistake – talking about an ex, eating food off your date's plate, or mentioning that you are heavily in debt? We have no idea, but we're guessing that a second date is unlikely in all...More >
  • Avoid required minimum distribution mistakes

    Avoid required minimum distribution mistakes

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    How many times in life do you have to worry about removing too little money from a financial account?

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    How many times in life do you have to worry about removing too little money from a financial account?

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  • Retirement Savings Better Than Ever

    Retirement Savings Better Than Ever

    America's collective readiness for retirement is improving, according to Fidelity's latest Retirement Savings Assessment study. The study distills America's retirement readiness into a single score...More >
    America's collective readiness for retirement is improving, according to Fidelity's latest Retirement Savings Assessment study. The study distills America's retirement readiness into a single score representing...More >
  • 9 boring habits that will make you rich

    9 boring habits that will make you rich

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    What's not to like about a world where your only money trouble is how to spend it?

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    What's not to like about a world where your only money trouble is how to spend it?

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  • Tax Refund Direct Deposit

    Tax Refund Direct Deposit

    As much fun as it is to hold your tax refund check in your hands as you rub them together with glee, direct deposit is a simpler and faster method of receiving your refund. It may be safer as well. Not only will...More >
    As much fun as it is to hold your tax refund check in your hands as you rub them together with glee, direct deposit is a simpler and faster method of receiving your refund. It may be safer as well. Not only will you be...More >
  • Best and worst states for the new tax law

    Best and worst states for the new tax law

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    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act promised an income tax cut for most Americans. Is that promise less likely to be fulfilled if you live in certain states?

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    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act promised an income tax cut for most Americans. Is that promise less likely to be fulfilled if you live in certain states?

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  • Understanding The Tax Benefits Of A Mortgage

    Understanding The Tax Benefits Of A Mortgage

    As the tax filing deadline looms, many Americans continue to prepare and file their annual income taxes. The 86 million taxpayers who own their homes and have a mortgage, can take advantage of different tax...More >
    As the tax filing deadline looms, many Americans continue to prepare and file their annual income taxes. The 86 million taxpayers who own their homes and have a mortgage, can take advantage of different tax deductions,...More >
  • Top 7 tax deductions and credits that people forget

    Top 7 tax deductions and credits that people forget

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    Don't overlook these common tax deductions that could save you money.

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    Don't overlook these common tax deductions that could save you money.

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  • No More Signatures

    No More Signatures

    Why do you even bother signing your credit card receipts? Nobody ever looks at it. You could write your name, Donald J. Trump, Samuel L. Jackson, or Bullwinkle J. Moose and nobody would care – would they? ...More >
    Why do you even bother signing your credit card receipts? Nobody ever looks at it. You could write your name, Donald J. Trump, Samuel L. Jackson, or Bullwinkle J. Moose and nobody would care – would they? Theoretically,...More >
  • Avoiding mortgage scams

    Avoiding mortgage scams

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    If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. That's sound advice for almost all aspects of life, including the search for mortgage relief services. 

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    If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. That's sound advice for almost all aspects of life, including the search for mortgage relief services. 

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  • Tax Crime And Punishment (Infographic)

    Tax Crime And Punishment (Infographic)

    You've heard of CSI, but what about IRS CI? That's not a new TV crime show, but the real-life Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation. This Division is the only federal agency authorized to...More >
    You've heard of CSI, but what about IRS CI? That's not a new TV crime show, but the real-life Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation. This Division is the only federal agency authorized to investigate...More >
  • Many millennials have no savings

    Many millennials have no savings

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    What's in your savings account? If you're a millennial, there's a decent chance that there's nothing in your account but IOUs and promises

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    What's in your savings account? If you're a millennial, there's a decent chance that there's nothing in your account but IOUs and promises

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  • Pet Tax Deductibility

    Pet Tax Deductibility

    In general, deducting pet expenses on your tax return can get you into hot water with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Usually pet expenses will not hold up should the IRS audit you. However, specific cases...More >
    In general, deducting pet expenses on your tax return can get you into hot water with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Usually pet expenses will not hold up should the IRS audit you. However, specific cases exist that...More >
  • Interactive tax assistant 101

    Interactive tax assistant 101

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    Looking for tax help? Check out the IRS's interactive online assistant

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    Looking for tax help? Check out the IRS's interactive online assistant

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  • Don't Let Taxes Kill Your New Business

    Don't Let Taxes Kill Your New Business

    It is an exciting time when you start your new business. You have so many things to think of that you may forget one of the most important aspects — taxes. Before you dive into the business world, take a few...More >
    It is an exciting time when you start your new business. You have so many things to think of that you may forget one of the most important aspects — taxes. Before you dive into the business world, take a few minutes to...More >
  • IRS reveals the top tax scams of 2018

    IRS reveals the top tax scams of 2018

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    The Dirty Dozen — a 1967 war movie starring Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson, and Jim Brown, or a list of the top twelve tax scams as identified by the Internal Revenue Service? How about both?

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    The Dirty Dozen — a 1967 war movie starring Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson, and Jim Brown, or a list of the top twelve tax scams as identified by the Internal Revenue Service? How about both?

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  • 5 Reasons to Invest In A Roth IRA

    5 Reasons to Invest In A Roth IRA

    Should you invest in a Roth IRA instead of a traditional IRA? If you have earned income for the year, your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) is less than $135,000 as a single filer and $199,000 for married...More >
    Should you invest in a Roth IRA instead of a traditional IRA? If you have earned income for the year, your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) is less than $135,000 as a single filer and $199,000 for married filing...More >
  • Tax Impact Of The Affordable Care Act

    Tax Impact Of The Affordable Care Act

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare if you prefer) has probably had a significant impact on your health insurance. Did you realize that Obamacare has had an effect on your taxes as well? Here are a few of...More >
    The Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare if you prefer) has probably had a significant impact on your health insurance. Did you realize that Obamacare has had an effect on your taxes as well? Here are a few of the tax...More >
  • Tax benefits of caring for an aging relative

    Tax benefits of caring for an aging relative

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    Caring for an elderly relative can be rewarding, but incredibly difficult – as well as expensive. However, it may be possible to recoup some of the costs through income tax savings. 

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    Caring for an elderly relative can be rewarding, but incredibly difficult – as well as expensive. However, it may be possible to recoup some of the costs through income tax savings. 

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  • Retirement Savings Contributions Tax Credit

    Retirement Savings Contributions Tax Credit

    Contributing to a retirement account can be difficult for lower income households, but one can argue that it is even more important for those families to take advantage of all the retirement savings options that...More >
    Contributing to a retirement account can be difficult for lower income households, but one can argue that it is even more important for those families to take advantage of all the retirement savings options that are...More >
  • 3 Out Of 4 Millennial Parents Don't Carry Life Insurance

    3 Out Of 4 Millennial Parents Don't Carry Life Insurance

    Life Insurance isn't for you – it's for those you leave behind. Without sufficient insurance, your family may endure financial hardships on top of the shock and grief caused by your passing. According to a...More >
    Life Insurance isn't for you – it's for those you leave behind. Without sufficient insurance, your family may endure financial hardships on top of the shock and grief caused by your passing. According to a recent...More >
  • 3 top retiree tax-planning mistakes

    3 top retiree tax-planning mistakes

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    Here are three of the top mistakes that retirees tend to make, so that you can plan now to avoid them

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    Here are three of the top mistakes that retirees tend to make, so that you can plan now to avoid them

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  • Obamacare Tax Forms 1095-B And 1095-C 101

    Obamacare Tax Forms 1095-B And 1095-C 101

    Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), you should receive 1095 forms along with the W-2, 1099, and other tax forms that you receive from employers and financial institutions. The 1095 forms verify your health...More >
    Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), you should receive 1095 forms along with the W-2, 1099, and other tax forms that you receive from employers and financial institutions. The 1095 forms verify your health care...More >
  • Your top 10 rights as a taxpayer

    Your top 10 rights as a taxpayer

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    You may know about the Bill of Rights, but were you aware that the IRS also has a Bill of Rights for your benefit?

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    You may know about the Bill of Rights, but were you aware that the IRS also has a Bill of Rights for your benefit?

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  • 11 Unusual Tax Deductions

    11 Unusual Tax Deductions

    Some taxpayers love to test the IRS boundaries on allowable deductions. Consider the business owner who had his store burned down and tried to deduct the arsonist's payment as a "consulting fee", or the...More >
    Some taxpayers love to test the IRS boundaries on allowable deductions. Consider the business owner who had his store burned down and tried to deduct the arsonist's payment as a "consulting fee", or the businessman who...More >
  • How to deduct your car

    How to deduct your car

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    When you use your car for both personal and business reasons and you are not fully reimbursed through your employer for the business expenses, you can deduct those costs from your taxes

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    When you use your car for both personal and business reasons and you are not fully reimbursed through your employer for the business expenses, you can deduct those costs from your taxes

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  • Student loan $36 billion shortfall

    Student loan $36 billion shortfall

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    If you are a lending institution that loses money on the loans that you make, it's an understatement to say that changes are required

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    If you are a lending institution that loses money on the loans that you make, it's an understatement to say that changes are required

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  • 9 ways to reduce investment taxes

    9 ways to reduce investment taxes

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    The recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) gave most Americans a break on their upcoming taxes – but you don't need legislation to cut your taxes even further

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    The recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) gave most Americans a break on their upcoming taxes – but you don't need legislation to cut your taxes even further

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  • 9 Ways To Reduce Investment Taxes

    9 Ways To Reduce Investment Taxes

    The recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) gave most Americans a break on their upcoming taxes – but you don't need legislation to cut your taxes even further with sound investment strategies that focus...More >
    The recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) gave most Americans a break on their upcoming taxes – but you don't need legislation to cut your taxes even further with sound investment strategies that focus on tax...More >
  • Check Before Using Your 529 For Pre-College Education

    Check Before Using Your 529 For Pre-College Education

    In 1996, the Small Business Job Protection Act created 529 savings plans: state-administered programs designed to help parents save for their children's future college costs. In a 529 plan, deposited funds are...More >
    In 1996, the Small Business Job Protection Act created 529 savings plans: state-administered programs designed to help parents save for their children's future college costs. In a 529 plan, deposited funds are allowed to...More >
  • What Is My IRS Pin?

    What Is My IRS Pin?

    The last few years have been difficult ones for the IRS with respect to security issues, and the agency is determined to improve security during this year's filing. Electronic filing is particularly vulnerable...More >
    The last few years have been difficult ones for the IRS with respect to security issues, and the agency is determined to improve security during this year's filing. Electronic filing is particularly vulnerable because of...More >
  • Education tax savings

    Education tax savings

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    If you are paying college expenses for yourself or for one of your dependents, you may be able to deduct the tuition and fees on your federal tax return

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    If you are paying college expenses for yourself or for one of your dependents, you may be able to deduct the tuition and fees on your federal tax return

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  • Best Countries For Retirement Destinations

    Best Countries For Retirement Destinations

    If you have planned properly, retirement can open up a wide set of new possibilities. You can take up new pastimes, travel to foreign lands – and perhaps even retire there. There are many countries with reasonable...More >
    If you have planned properly, retirement can open up a wide set of new possibilities. You can take up new pastimes, travel to foreign lands – and perhaps even retire there. There are many countries with reasonable costs of...More >
  • Should You Use Tax Preparation Software?

    Should You Use Tax Preparation Software?

    Tax preparation software has improved significantly over the past several years, and more and more people are using it to file their own taxes. If you are debating whether doing your own taxes is right for you,...More >
    Tax preparation software has improved significantly over the past several years, and more and more people are using it to file their own taxes. If you are debating whether doing your own taxes is right for you, consider the...More >
  • Learn the price of your life insurance premium before you apply

    Learn the price of your life insurance premium before you apply

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    If you are looking at obtaining life insurance, and you want to know what your rate class might be with a number of carriers, here is one way to make that happen

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    If you are looking at obtaining life insurance, and you want to know what your rate class might be with a number of carriers, here is one way to make that happen

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  • Our Tax Returns Reveal Our Secrets (Infographic)

    Our Tax Returns Reveal Our Secrets (Infographic)

    In looking into our country's secrets, we've used the old investigative adage, "Follow the money." We reviewed the trends revealed by American taxpayers' returns from 1995 to 2016. For example, is it...More >
    In looking into our country's secrets, we've used the old investigative adage, "Follow the money." We reviewed the trends revealed by American taxpayers' returns from 1995 to 2016. For example, is it because of...More >
  • A new approach to affordable housing

    A new approach to affordable housing

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    A new test program in Montana addresses an underserved area of the housing market affordable rental homes by making loans to help people move in

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    A new test program in Montana addresses an underserved area of the housing market affordable rental homes by making loans to help people move in

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  • Does Your State Tax Social Security

    Does Your State Tax Social Security

    If you have done your homework leading into retirement, you probably already know that Social Security benefits may be subject to federal taxes under certain circumstances. Did you know that some states also impose...More >
    If you have done your homework leading into retirement, you probably already know that Social Security benefits may be subject to federal taxes under certain circumstances. Did you know that some states also impose taxes on...More >
  • Top 9 audit red flags

    Top 9 audit red flags

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    Some of these cannot be avoided, but others are essentially errors in judgment

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    Some of these cannot be avoided, but others are essentially errors in judgment

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  • Joint Tax Filing For Married Same-Sex Couples

    Joint Tax Filing For Married Same-Sex Couples

    On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court settled the issue of same-sex marriage in the U.S. with the landmark decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. This decision requires states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex...More >
    On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court settled the issue of same-sex marriage in the U.S. with the landmark decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. This decision requires states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and for...More >
  • Do I Have to Pay Taxes On a Life Insurance Payout?

    Do I Have to Pay Taxes On a Life Insurance Payout?

    Life insurance has grown in complexity over the years and, as a result, life insurance taxation issues have become equally complex. While you should consult with a tax professional to verify the tax status of any...More >
    Life insurance has grown in complexity over the years and, as a result, life insurance taxation issues have become equally complex. While you should consult with a tax professional to verify the tax status of any life...More >
  • Retire Earlier With Dividend Champions

    Retire Earlier With Dividend Champions

    The average retirement age in the United States has ticked up over the past decade. As you can see in the chart below, as of 2014, the average retirement age increased to 62 and the expected age of retirement is...More >
    The average retirement age in the United States has ticked up over the past decade. As you can see in the chart below, as of 2014, the average retirement age increased to 62 and the expected age of retirement is now at 66. ...More >
  • Refund Advance Loans And Refund Anticipation Checks 101

    Refund Advance Loans And Refund Anticipation Checks 101

    Are you counting on your tax refund to pay off bills? You may need the cash before your refund arrives. The IRS website states that typical refunds take less than 21 calendar days if you e-filed your return....More >
    Are you counting on your tax refund to pay off bills? You may need the cash before your refund arrives. The IRS website states that typical refunds take less than 21 calendar days if you e-filed your return. However, if you...More >
  • Are my Social Security benefits taxable?

    Are my Social Security benefits taxable?

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    Social Security is generally considered a tax-free benefit, but that is not always the case

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    Social Security is generally considered a tax-free benefit, but that is not always the case

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  • Top 10 States For Low Or No Income Tax

    Top 10 States For Low Or No Income Tax

    Soon you will be filling out your federal tax forms, and unless you are lucky enough to live in seven states, you will be filling out state tax forms as well. Are you fortunate enough to live in one of these seven...More >
    Soon you will be filling out your federal tax forms, and unless you are lucky enough to live in seven states, you will be filling out state tax forms as well. Are you fortunate enough to live in one of these seven states, or...More >
  • 44% Of Parents Feel Guilty Over Inadequate College Savings

    44% Of Parents Feel Guilty Over Inadequate College Savings

    According to Collegedata.com, the average annual cost of tuition and fees for the 2017-2018 school year was $9,970 at an average public college for in-state residents. Out-of-state collegians paid an average of...More >
    According to Collegedata.com, the average annual cost of tuition and fees for the 2017-2018 school year was $9,970 at an average public college for in-state residents. Out-of-state collegians paid an average of $25,620,...More >
  • What to do when divorced parents both want to claim the same dependents

    What to do when divorced parents both want to claim the same dependents

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    Claiming dependents on your taxes is usually a fairly straightforward procedure, but in some cases, more than one person (or couple filing jointly) will claim someone as a dependent, muddying the process

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    Claiming dependents on your taxes is usually a fairly straightforward procedure, but in some cases, more than one person (or couple filing jointly) will claim someone as a dependent, muddying the process

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  • How To Get Precise Pricing For Life Insurance

    How To Get Precise Pricing For Life Insurance

    When using the Life Insurance Quote Comparison Tool on MoneyTips, you can see multiple carriers and rates. Daily, we receive new applications for life insurance through this channel. When I see a new application, I...More >
    When using the Life Insurance Quote Comparison Tool on MoneyTips, you can see multiple carriers and rates. Daily, we receive new applications for life insurance through this channel. When I see a new application, I know that...More >
  • How To Save For Taxes If You Are A Freelancer

    How To Save For Taxes If You Are A Freelancer

    Are you tired of working for others? Being your own boss can be very rewarding both financially and spiritually, but there are challenges associated with freelance work. Taxes are one of the most difficult aspects...More >
    Are you tired of working for others? Being your own boss can be very rewarding both financially and spiritually, but there are challenges associated with freelance work. Taxes are one of the most difficult aspects because...More >
  • Top 10 Home Office Tax Deductions

    Top 10 Home Office Tax Deductions

    Taxpayers tend to shy away from taking the home office deduction, assuming that they will be targeted for increased scrutiny from the IRS. That is certainly possible, especially if your deductions are unusually...More >
    Taxpayers tend to shy away from taking the home office deduction, assuming that they will be targeted for increased scrutiny from the IRS. That is certainly possible, especially if your deductions are unusually large – but...More >
  • Tax Benefits of Having Dependents

    Tax Benefits of Having Dependents

    Did your kids get a taste of the real world and decide that living off Mom and Dad was not so bad after all? Cheer up… you may still be able to claim them as dependents on your taxes. Dependents can save money on...More >
    Did your kids get a taste of the real world and decide that living off Mom and Dad was not so bad after all? Cheer up… you may still be able to claim them as dependents on your taxes. Dependents can save money on your taxes...More >
  • Think before you lend your credit card to others

    Think before you lend your credit card to others

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    If you lend your credit card to a friend in financial need, trying to be helpful, there's a decent chance that you'll end up with increased debt – and possibly an ex-friend. 

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    If you lend your credit card to a friend in financial need, trying to be helpful, there's a decent chance that you'll end up with increased debt – and possibly an ex-friend. 

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  • Disappearing tax breaks

    Disappearing tax breaks

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    It's debatable whether taxes are simpler, but there's no doubt that some deductions will be lost after 2017

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    It's debatable whether taxes are simpler, but there's no doubt that some deductions will be lost after 2017

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  • Would Cancelling All Student Debt Help The Economy?

    Would Cancelling All Student Debt Help The Economy?

    Policymakers have been struggling to identify ways to deal with America's staggering student loan debt. As of January 2018, Student Loan Hero estimated total outstanding student loan debt at $1.48 trillion,...More >
    Policymakers have been struggling to identify ways to deal with America's staggering student loan debt. As of January 2018, Student Loan Hero estimated total outstanding student loan debt at $1.48 trillion, affecting 44...More >
  • Don't get a surprise tax bill from your IRA

    Don't get a surprise tax bill from your IRA

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    Did you know that the type of investments you hold could hand you a surprise tax bill and potentially ruin your IRA status?

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    Did you know that the type of investments you hold could hand you a surprise tax bill and potentially ruin your IRA status?

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  • The Most Important Advice From Current To Future Retirees

    The Most Important Advice From Current To Future Retirees

    In many facets of life, experience is the best instructor. So, MoneyTips asked retirees for advice to give to people planning their future retirement. In an exclusive MoneyTips online survey, we asked 258 retirees:...More >
    In many facets of life, experience is the best instructor. So, MoneyTips asked retirees for advice to give to people planning their future retirement. In an exclusive MoneyTips online survey, we asked 258 retirees: From...More >
  • Tax identity theft

    Tax identity theft

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