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...

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...

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...

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...

Start Your Tax Planning NOW!

Start Your Tax Planning NOW! Keeping your taxes as low as possible requires paying attention to your financial situation throughout the year. Now that you’ve filed your 2021 tax return, here are some tips for getting a head start on tax planning for your 2022 return:...

The Home Gain Exclusion: Make Sure You Qualify!

The Home Gain Exclusion: Make Sure You Qualify! Across the country, many homeowners are cashing out to multiples over list price, especially since one of the largest tax breaks available to most individuals is the ability to exclude up to $250,000 ($500,000 married)...