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Archives for November 2014

7 Ways to Stretch Your Holiday Dollars during Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Stores are making a big push to get bargain hunters to come in during the entire holiday season—beyond Black Friday and Cyber Monday. With the rush to grab shoppers with new sites and apps, it’s easier than ever to save money. But there is a downside, and that is trying to keep your wits about […]

5 Steps for Paying Yourself First — the Money Habit that Builds Wealth

“I just don’t have enough money to save some each month.” If I had a dollar for every time someone lamented how he or she couldn’t possibly save money, then I would never need to save money out of my own paycheck. Unfortunately, this all-too-common complaint means the complainer has neglected the most important piece […]

3 Reasons to Trade in Your COBRA Policy for an ACA Plan

Losing your job or making a career transition is stressful — and can knock you for a loop like a punch to the solar plexus. Then there’s the added pressure of securing health insurance until you land a new job, or a new employer’s coverage kicks in. In the past, many people avoided a gap […]

How to Live Up to Your Own Version of Frugality

The penny-pinching, side-hustling lifestyle slowly started creeping into mainstream American society around the same time Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s anthem “Thrift Shop” dominated the airwaves. Considering most millennials graduate college saddled with debt and facing a recession, it isn’t hard to figure out why frugality is in vogue. While keeping up with the Jonses may […]

How Skipping the ACA Open Enrollment Could Cost You

The Thanksgiving holiday is always a time to reflect and remind ourselves what we’re grateful for: family, friends, a good job . . . okay and those door-busting Black Friday deals. In the spirit of the season, you’re probably thanking your lucky stars you’ve already got health insurance and you don’t have to worry about […]

Working Millennials — Here’s What You Need to Know about Tax Planning

*Updated for 2016 Your twenties and thirties are an exciting time. Your career is taking shape, you may be purchasing a home. You may even be starting a side business or starting to invest. As you start to make more money, you may discover you’re also paying more taxes. It’s important to plan ahead, so […]

Complete Tax Planning Guide for New Parents

Having children changes everything – even your tax planning. Whether you’re a new parent or you’re in the busy middle years of raising kids, it’s important to understand tax issues so you can plan ahead. Here are some tax issues, from Adoption to Zoo memberships, which may affect you as a new parent:

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