Tag: taxes

How Workplace Financial Wellness Programs Can Help

The 2018 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Employee Financial Wellness Survey found that 54% of employees are stressed about their finances. According to a Country Financial Security Index survey, 67% of Americans worry about their financial future, credit card debt last year hit a record high, and 44% of people can’t come up with $450 to cover an […]

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It’s All About Property Taxes And Reassessment

As many as 60 percent of properties across the country are over-assessed, according to the National Taxpayers Union, a nonprofit group that promotes lower taxes. Many people don’t fully understand what a reassessment is and what it could mean for your property taxes. What is a reassessment? – Let’s start with the definition of Reassessment […]

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How to Build a Strong Financial House with Housing Counseling

For most Americans, buying a home is the largest purchase they will make in their lifetime. But it’s not enough to know what neighborhood, style of house, or square footage you want. Consumers also need to have their financial affairs in order prior to considering homeownership. A consumer’s financial history and credit rating are two […]

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Tax Season Fraud and Identity Theft

Founded by the Federal Trade Commission, Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week sets aside 5 days to encourage and educate taxpayers to protect their tax and personal identification information. As reports show, there was a staggering 400% increase in tax-related phishing attacks during the 2016 filing season. Therefore, it’s important that taxpayers are aware of the […]

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The High Cost of Leasing a Car

If you are in the market for a new car, you have likely wondered whether you should buy or lease. Many people find leasing appealing because they can drive a new car all of the time, and it even allows them the opportunity to drive a luxury or higher-end vehicle that they would not be […]

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Tax Season: Rules, Tips, Advice, and Help

It’s a new year and many people are anticipating the need to get their taxes in order. For those who have experience in filing their own taxes, you know that each year there are changes in the tax laws. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) expects you to know what those changes are and how they affect you. […]

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Should Newlyweds File Taxes Together?

When it comes to tax season, there is a lot to remember, consider, and think about. It is important not to overlook any detail or any vital piece of information. By doing that, the taxpayer might be missing out on a bigger refund or run into some issues. That is why you should always do […]

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2014 Tax Season and What You Need To Know

It’s a new year and many people are already anticipating the need to get their taxes in order, after all, April 15th comes pretty quick. For those who have done taxes in the past, history has shown that the folks in Washington are forever making changes to the tax laws. As with many years in […]

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What to do with your tax refund this year

Will this be the year you save your tax refund for a rainy day or will you spend every last penny like the majority of people? The Internal Revenue Service will let you directly deposit your refund money into four different types of accounts. You can have part of the refund sent to your checking […]

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