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Archives for June 2015

ACA Advance Premium Tax Credits Continue

On Thursday, June 25, 2015, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of tax subsidies for qualified taxpayers who purchase insurance through federally-run exchanges. In short, advance premium tax credits will continue. This is good news for millions of Americans who enrolled in health insurance through the federal marketplace and receive tax subsidies to help offset […]

6 Ways to Deal with High Medical Bills

If you have high medical bills, it can be hard to know where to turn. Medical bills usually show up when people are least equipped to deal with them – when they or a member of their family is sick or injured. They may even be off work due to illness or surgery. Fortunately, there […]

6 Tips for Planning Next Year’s Taxes Now

Smart taxpayers plan their tax year. They don’t wait until the year is over, and then prepare their taxes and see how much damage was done. The farther ahead you look to plan your tax situation, the better your chances of significantly reducing your tax burden – and better planning your financial future. Follow these […]

How to Lower Next Year’s Tax Bill

Writing a check to the IRS to cover your tax bill is never a fun experience. But, there are a few things you can do to avoid having to do so in the future. Check out these tips to lower next year’s tax bill:

3 Hacks to Pay down Student Loan Debt Faster and with Less Interest

A few years ago a co-worker of mine suddenly proclaimed, “Well that can’t be right!” Naturally assuming she meant something to do with work, a few of us turned around and inquired what she was talking about. “I just did the math and I think that my husband and I have paid $50,000 in interest […]

5 Shortcuts to Creating a Budget That Sticks

We know we need budgets. They’re absolutely essential to good management of our finances. However, creating a budget is also the last thing most of us want to do. Many times we have no idea where to start. The idea of budgeting sounds like hours of time spent tracking every dime spent, or worse, keeping us […]

Financial Advice For Your High School and College Graduate

Graduation is a thrilling and terrifying time for high school and college graduates alike. Even with four significant years separating those monumental moments, five basic pieces of financial wisdom hold true for both sets of graduates.