CFPB: Make a Plan to Save Some of Your Tax Refund

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Making a plan to save at tax time The start of the New Year means its tax season again. As you gather your tax records and prepare to file, why not use this annual responsibility to take another step towards building financial security for yourself or your family? For many Americans, a tax refund is the largest check they will … Read More

Tackling the Fear of Filing Taxes

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Tackling the Fear of Filing Taxes The holidays are over, a new year has begun, and now we are rolling into February: a month that brings Valentine’s Day to mind. Some people look forward to receiving candy hearts while others dread spending Valentine’s Day alone. However, getting snubbed by Cupid isn’t the only thing people dread in February. They also … 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

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

401(k) Facts You Need to Know

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Your Financial Future and Your 401(k) Millions of Americans threaten their financial future by failing to roll over 401(k) funds when they change jobs. Too many people see leaving a job as an opportunity to get their hands on the cash they’ve been saving for retirement, but you can do irreparable harm to your financial future by doing so. When you change jobs, … Read More