Your Finances and Financial Spring Cleaning

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Financial Spring Cleaning With winter gone, and spring in full bloom spring cleaning is on probably on your mind. This is what you’ve been waiting for all winter, to clean your entire house from top to bottom. Wait, you don’t do annual spring cleaning? It’s okay, I don’t either, but the idea of going through your finances at least once … Read More

The Social Security Tax Break and its Advantages

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The Social Security Tax Break Facts In December President Obama signed a Social Security tax break into law. This was good news, because it reduced the amount of Social Security tax taken out of workers’ pay, meaning an increase in a worker’s take-home pay. This doesn’t apply to everyone, and is only for one year, but by dropping the Social Security … Read More

Save Money at the Gas Pump

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Rising Gas Prices We have all noticed in the past week how much gas prices have gone up. It hasn’t been this high since 2008, and frankly, we are not liking it. With the everyday stress of trying to save money and pay off bills, while staying out of debt, an increase in gas prices isn’t good for our wallets. … Read More

Financial Goal Setting Reminders

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Productive Goal Setting We are already 3 weeks into the New Year, and we hope everyone is off to a great start! Since this month’s ‘theme’ is productive goal setting, we wanted to keep you on track by reminding you of a few things. Priority Goals should be short-term needs; priority two goals should be long-term needs. Short-term wants comprise … Read More

Finances and Your Options

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Payday Loan Facts You have probably seen the ads on the radio, television and the internet. You may have even received ads in the mail. They refer to payday loans, which can come at a high price. If you are not sure that you are ready to take a payday loan, there are other options for you to think about … Read More

The Failing Economy and Slow Job Growth

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Economists and Economic Predictions A panel of economists on Tuesday predicted several more years of pain for the United States, agreeing unemployment will remain high far longer than 2014, when White House and congressional economists have predicted a jobs improvement. The panel — including Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman, Harvard’s Martin Feldstein and Goldman Sachs chief economist Jan Hatzius — … Read More