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Archives for January 2013

A 10-Step Guide to Help You Get out of Debt

Do you have any debts? — Student loans, credit card debt, car loans, a mortgage? Every now and then, we have to face the horrors of repaying debts. The problem is that the situation frequently creates a vicious circle. One type of debt leads to another and by the time you realize it, you are […]

5 Tips for Filing Your Taxes for the First Time

Are you filing your taxes for the first time? Are you feeling a bit overwhelmed about the whole process? Filing a tax return for the first time can be intimidating. Here are 5 tips to help you through the process. 1. Determine if you need to file Three things must be considered when determining whether […]

6 Items For Your Emergency Financial First Aid Kit

Are your finances prepared and organized for a financial emergency? Do you have a plan if a financial emergency occurs? When our youngest son, Joshua, was born we started saying, “If he had been our first, he would have been our last.” That little boy had more energy and could get into more scrapes than […]

Protect Yourself With a Last Will and Testament

As the new year is upon us and you are filing your taxes and reviewing your finances, are you looking at your will? Have certain life events occurred this past year that revisions need to be made? No one likes to think of the possibility of death, but a will is the only way to […]

The Sixty-Minute Money Workout

How would you like to be financially transformed in only one hour per week? When my husband, Bob, and I were first married we didn’t like to say that we “argued” about money. Since he was a born spender and I was a born saver it was natural that learning to manage money as a […]

The Difference Between Form 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ

Wanting to know the true differences between the 1040 Federal tax form? These forms are actually much more similar than many people think. The only real difference between the forms is in the amount of information reported. The IRS has a list of items, which if reported on your return, require using either the Form […]

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