Category: You Need to Know This

Crucial: Check Your Child’s Credit BEFORE It’s Too Late

With everything single moms need to worry about, it’s a shame we have to deal with this, too. But the child identity theft industry is huge, and it’s only getting bigger. Unfortunately, most of us find out the hard way that our kids have been victimized… You take your ten-year-old child to the bank to...

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10 Surprisingly Easy Ways to Protect Your Financial Info

You hear about data breaches in the headlines every day. Target, Yahoo!, big banks…and the list goes on. No company is immune – and that means we are all in danger. Where you live affects your risk According to the latest from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), identity theft was most rampant in: Michigan Florida...

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Credit Card Calamity: How ONE Day Can Cost Single Moms so Much

I was one day late – literally one day – with my credit card payment. I’ve had the card for more than 10 years, and never been late before. But the last few weeks have been really crazy around here (sick mom and sick kid, plumbing disasters, etc.), and in all the crazy, I clicked...

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Single Mom CPA Insurance Guide

Single moms, you need insurance – many kinds of insurance. Figuring out which types and how much coverage you need can be overwhelming, especially if you’ve never had to be in charge of this before. That leads so many single moms to stick just with what they get through work plus any insurance required by...

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You Can Deduct up to $2,500 of Student Loan Interest

UPDATED FOR 2021 If you’re paying down a student loan, you can deduct up to $2,500 of the interest on your tax return – and you don’t even have to itemize to get that deduction. And while there are limits how much you can deduct, millions of  Americans can benefit from this valuable “above-the-line” deduction....

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Save An Extra $1,000 On Your Taxes With This Little-Known Credit

UPDATED FOR 2021 Most people have no idea they could shrink their tax bills by up to $1,000 extra. But it’s actually very easy. Plus, it’s in the form of a tax credit – called the Saver’s Credit – that benefits you twice. First, this is a tax credit, not a tax deduction. A tax...

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