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Taxes

Federal Income Taxes

2024-01-23
Federal Income Taxes are a percentage of an individual’s or business’s income paid ...
Taxes

Your Tax Return Pre-Game

2024-01-18
Filing taxes can be intimidating—but not when you have a game plan.  ...
Taxes

Tax Planning

2024-01-17
Nothing is as certain as death and taxes. While no one has control over the former, ...
Insurance

Renter's Insurance

2023-12-13
A renter's insurance policy can help protect your personal property and yourself fro...
Retirement

Social Security Basics

2023-11-24
Social Security was established more than 85 years ago during the Great Depression ...
Life Insurance

Life Insurance

2023-11-10
Life insurance isn't something people like to talk about. After all, planning the fi...
Fraud+Scams

Preventing Fraud + Identity Theft

2023-10-31
In today’s uber-connected online world, the risk of identity theft is hard to avoid....
Borrowing + Credit

Credit Scores

2023-07-21
A credit score is a number that potential lenders will use to determine whether they...
Life Changes

The Cost of College Life

2023-07-19
One of the many mysteries of college, especially freshman year, is what being there ...
Borrowing + Credit

Repaying Student Loans

2023-07-14
More than half of all college graduates have used student loans to pay tuition and o...
Budgeting

Budgeting

2023-07-13
A practical, workable budget is one of the most crucial tools in your financial wel...
Borrowing + Credit

How To Manage Your Debt: Strategies & Tools

2023-07-13
Even if you're financially responsible, life's unpredictable nature can sometimes ca...
Borrowing + Credit

Interest

2023-07-12
Interest plays a role in almost all aspects of personal finance, including savings, ...
Budgeting

Envelope Budgeting

2023-07-12
The traditional envelope budgeting system uses a budget binder or a box with envelop...
Savings

50/30/20 Rule

2023-06-27
The 50/30/20 rule is a simple, practical rule of thumb for individuals who want a bu...
Budgeting

What is inflation?

2023-06-15
Inflation measures how much prices rise over time. When prices rise, the value of a ...