Great Ways to Avoid Vacation Spending Traps

Great Ways to Avoid Vacation Spending Traps You probably know how easy it is to spend a lot of money while on vacation. The best way to avoid overspending is to know the problem areas and be prepared before you go. Here are five typical vacation spending traps (and...

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The IRS Announces Tax Scams

The IRS Announces Tax Scams Compiled annually, the IRS lists a variety of common scams that taxpayers can encounter. This year's list includes the following four categories. Pandemic-related scams. Criminals are still using the COVID-19 pandemic to steal people's...

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Shrinkflation is Upon Us!

Shrinkflation is Upon Us! Be aware, be prepared Inflation is upon us, and a hidden gem used by companies to combat price increases is often hidden from the unaware. It's called shrinkflation. Here's what you need to know about this hidden price hike and what you can...

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Watch for These Tax Surprises

Watch for These Tax Surprises Our tax code contains plenty of opportunities to cut your taxes. There are also plenty of places in the tax code that could create a surprising tax bill. Here are some of the more common traps. Home office tax surprise. If you deduct home...

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Layering Your Bank Accounts

Layering Your Bank Accounts Time for the classic banking approach to make a comeback? For years, savings and checking accounts provided very little in the way of interest income. In our current inflationary times, however, interest rates are on the rise. What is also...

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Make Your Cash Worth More!

Make Your Cash Worth More! Banking tips to help you cash in Your cash is parked in a bank account. Do you know if it's making or losing you money? Here are some ideas to help you make the most of your banked cash: Understand your bank accounts. Not all bank accounts...

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Six Simple Ideas to Help Your Small Business

Six Simple Ideas to Help Your Small Business Here are six ideas to help your business grow and thrive this summer. Understand your cash flow. One of the biggest causes of business failure is lack of understanding cash flow. At the end of the day, you need enough cash...

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Money Management Tips for Couples

Money Management Tips for Couples Couples consistently report finances as the leading cause of stress in their relationship. Here are a few tips to avoid conflict with your long-term partner or spouse. Be transparent. Be honest with each other about your financial...

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Side Hustle Taxes

Side Hustle Taxes Don't forget the taxman! From supplementing their current income to replacing income that was lost because of layoffs, the pandemic or other reasons, many people have started side hustles over the past 2 years to help make ends meet. If you currently...

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