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Divorce and Taxes: 11 Questions You Need Answered

If you’re in the middle of a divorce or have just come through the other side, income taxes can be very confusing and sometimes contentious … especially when there are children in the mix. And if you haven’t had to deal with a tax return in the past (other than signing your name), it can...

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Beware the Nanny Tax!

What’s my risk? Consider this very common scenario: You have a nanny that you and your kids love, and she works for you until the kids start all-day kindergarten. Now out of a job, the nanny files for unemployment, and lists you as her former employer.That sets off alarm bells at the state unemployment office,...

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Student Loan Debt Can Steal Your Retirement … Unless You Act NOW to Prevent It

Over the past ten years, there’s been a huge increase – 400% – in the number of Americans over 60 drowning in student loan debt. Even worse: the amount they owe has increased substantially. This crippling debt chips away at their financial security during retirement, making it much more difficult – if not impossible – to...

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Your Refund May Be Late

If you were planning to use your tax refund to pay off holiday credit card bills, you may need to come up with a different plan. Thanks to a new tax law, your refund may be delayed … even if you file on day one. While we can start filing our tax returns on January...

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Ten A-Rated Charities for Your Year-End Donations

Charitable giving is a year-round event, but during the holiday season, it’s foremost on our minds – and that’s only partly due to the realization that income tax season is right around the corner. While charitable giving is primarily about doing something good for the world, it does also help lower your income tax bill....

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How do I Open an Online Checking Account?

Virtually all U.S. banks make it very easy to add online and app services to your regular checking account – so if you already have a checking account, you just need to sign up. If it’s your first time opening an account, you can do the whole thing online. Which bank you choose can depend...

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