Kids Can Be Expensive! Here Are Some Tax Breaks to Help

Kids can pose challenges from every direction for their parents – feeding times, car seats, sleep schedules, strollers, child care, and of course…taxes! What most parents don’t consider is that these bundles of joy complicate their tax situation. Here are some tax tips that may help: Start a 529 education savings plan. 529 education savings plans…

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Retirement Plan Options for Small Business Owners

Offering a retirement plan can be a powerful tool when you’re competing to attract the best employees. And if you’re a sole proprietor, a retirement account can help you save even more money for the future. Here are some of the most popular retirement options for small business owners, along with ways to help with…

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Tips to Turn Buying a Home into a Reality

Homeownership seems more out of reach than ever for many Americans, especially for those who have been waiting for real estate prices to drop. But there are still multiple ways to buy a home right now, or to position yourself for a future purchase. Build up your down payment. The higher real estate prices climb, the…

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Tips to Be Money Smart with Your Vehicle

The average new car payment surged to $725 per month at the beginning of 2023, compared to an average of $650 per month throughout all of 2022, according to Experian’s State of the Automotive Finance Market Report for Quarter 2 of 2023.   While some of this spike is due to the increasing costs of…

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Will That Be Cash or Barter?

How swapping products and services could benefit your business Bartering, the act of trading goods or services with other goods or services instead of money, is more popular than ever. And with many businesses dealing with constrained cash flow, bartering may be a good way to create value for your business. The new world of…

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Everyone Wants a Piece of Your Income

There is an old wisdom: Put a live frog in hot water and he’ll jump out. Put a live frog in cold water, turn the burner on and you’ll have frog legs for dinner. This wisdom is not lost on some businesses as they know it’s easier to sell you a service once and then…

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Creating Financial Goals as a Couple

Financial goals make it possible for you and your partner to achieve the things you dream about. Here are several action items you can do to create – and achieve – financial goals as a couple: Start talking sooner rather than later. Finances can be hard to talk about. People sometimes feel guilty about debt or…

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6 Ways to Cut Your Everyday Expenses

Many people dream of making more money, but cutting expenses can have the same effect.  Identify unnecessary expenses with these six money-saving ideas and help free up some cash: Eliminate late fees. Most late fees are the result of being too busy, traveling or simply forgetting. Fortunately, late fees are almost entirely avoidable if you have…

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