Personal Finance

7 Reasons to File Your Taxes Early

Filing your taxes can be a bit of a headache each year. While many people may have good intentions of filing as soon as they get their W-2s, the reality is people often procrastinate. Then, before they know it, the deadline sneaks up and forces them to reorganize their schedule to make time to file,...Read…
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How do I Prepare for a Recession?

All the news I am seeing suggests that our economy may be approaching a recession (or even in one already!). I’m worried about what this means for my finances and I’m wondering what steps I should take now. How can I prepare for a recession?  Economists are divided on whether we’re already in…
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What Does a Strong U.S. Dollar Mean for the Economy

I’ve read a lot of news about the U.S. dollar growing stronger. What does this mean for the global and national economy and how might it impact me?A strong U.S. dollar has significant effects on all parts of the economy, but its exact ramifications can be confusing. Here are all your questions about…
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Financial Stability in a Recession

Some economists project that a recession is looming in 2023, while others suggest that we’re already in it.  If we apply the rule of thumb for a recession – two consecutive quarters of negative gross domestic product (GDP) growth – then the US is currently in a recession following the last two…
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How to Budget in Times of Inflation

With inflation at record highs, many Americans are finding it difficult to stick to a budget. After all, when groceries have leapt in price and household staples can be double, or even triple, what they cost just a year ago, how can the same amount of money get you through the month? Sticking to a...Read…
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How Can I Save on Holiday Shopping

I’m always worried about money during the holiday season, and with inflation soaring, I’m more stressed than ever. How can I save on holiday shopping this year? If you’re worried about making it through the holiday shopping season in the midst of record inflation, you’re not alone. A recent survey shows…
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Step 11 of 12 Steps to Financial Wellness-Start Investing

With your retirement funds up and running, you’re ready to give your money its best chance at growth through your choice of investment options. The world of investing can be vast and confusing, especially to a first-timer. There are so many decisions to make, and each one carries with it the risk of…
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How Can I Save on Holiday Shopping?

 I’m always worried about money during the holiday season, and with inflation soaring, I’m more stressed than ever. How can I save on holiday shopping this year? If you’re worried about making it through the holiday shopping season in the midst of record inflation, you’re not alone. A recent survey shows…
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What to Buy and What to Skip in November

The biggest shopping month of the year is here! With Black Friday deals running for as long as the entire month of November and Cyber Monday giving the internet a chance at boasting super-low deals, too, ‘tis truly the season to save. Before you start charging up a storm, though, keep in mind that…
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How Can I Help My Elderly Parents Manage their Finances?

 My parents are getting on in years and I believe they can use some assistance in managing their finances for their everyday expenses. I’d also like to make sure everything is in order if I ever find myself needing to make financial moves on their behalf. What do I need to know to help my...Read More
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