3 Essential Money Matters to Discuss Before You Get Married

Money Mindset Discussing inherent beliefs about money is paramount to getting on the same page as your partner. Were you raised to think that money will always be there? Or were you brought up with the belief that money is hard to come by and requires hard work? Examining the role that money plays in …

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4 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Filing Taxes

Bad math Miscalculations are one of the most common errors on tax returns. In 2017, the IRS reported 2.5 million math errors on returns. The errors range from a simple mistake on addition or subtraction or misplacement of numbers on tax tables or schedules. Thankfully, IRS software catches these mistakes but it can result in …

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7 Steps to Help Clean Up Your Finances This Year

SORT THROUGH YOUR STUFF: You’ll find a lot of things you don’t need or desire when you clean out your closets, drawers, cabinets, and other storage locations throughout your house. Make three piles: one for trash, one for charity, and one for resale. Get rid of what you don’t need and donate what you do …

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7 Strategies For Paying Off Pandemic Credit Card Debt

Credit Card Relief Programs Contact your credit card company to determine if they offer any relief or assistance to those the coronavirus pandemic has impacted. Be prepared to provide documentation of your situation if necessary. One common form of aid is establishing a payment plan that works for your situation. Another way credit card companies …

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Buying in Balk May Actually Cost You More

Bulky items, skimpy storage The allure of buying a box of your favorite cookies goes away when you come home and realize there is no space in the pantry. The next thing you know, you are playing a game of Tetris to get that giant package of ribeye steak in the freezer because the price …

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7 Steps to Save $5000 This Year

CHOOSE YOUR BUDGET: Decide how much you can comfortably pay before even looking at houses. The bank estimates of what you can afford may be very different from what you can afford. Include all the expenses associated with owning a home in your budget. These can quickly amount to several hundred dollars in additional monthly …

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Understand Your Mortgage Payment: Breakdown

It is not only the interest that you pay on your loan that determines your mortgage payment. There are three parts that make up your monthly mortgage payments. Understanding the parts of your payments and their percentages will help you make more informed decisions about mortgages you take out.

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