The new tax plan that Congress passed in December has been a topic of confusion and tension since it’s introduction. With it comes many changes including new tax rates, elimination of some exemptions, an increase in deductions, and shifts in how much is taken from your paycheck. Tax Rates As we mentioned in our last…

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Tax season is on the horizon and before we dive into the bells and whistles of the new tax code, let’s look at how to prepare. Prepping for tax season can be just as important as the actual act of filling out forms and sending them in to be filed. Tax prep should include both…

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Not that 2017 has ended, the prospects of 2018 have become clearer. That means it is time to reevaluate your financial goals to reflect where you see yourself by the time December 31, 2018, rolls around. Maybe you realized that it’s time to move out of an apartment and buy your first house. Perhaps you…

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The holiday season is a time of giving as much as receiving. In addition to the hectic Christmas shopping, there is also an increase of charitable donation and volunteering that happens between Thanksgiving and Christmas. However, you may not realize the significant changes that this time and money can make in the global and local…

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You’ve worked hard for your money. After saving for years and tucking away a percentage of your paycheck each month, you might want to sit back and relax about your finances after you retire. Perhaps, you want to wait to use your IRA until you need it. Then you discover the required minimum distribution or…

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With platforms like YouTube hosting millions of instructional videos, you can learn almost anything online from sign language to DIY furniture crafting. Do it yourself projects have never been more mainstream, especially in the area of home improvement. So, when it comes to renovating your home, why would you pay thousands of dollars to fix…

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Everything revolves around your credit score from your credit card limit to buying a house. However, figuring out that magical number can be more complicated than it looks. There are so many opinions on what can affect your credit or what can’t. Some even assume that once you have low credit, you’ll never be able…

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Promoting a healthy lifestyle is always important whether it’s to live a better life yourself or provide an example for your family. However, an investment in your health can also turn into a surprising saving. Here are three investments you can make today to start living a healthier life and saving a little money. Taking…

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