If you’re wondering how the new tax laws passed in late 2017 will affect your taxes next year, you’re certainly in good company. The Tax Cuts and Job Act (TCJA), passed on December 22, 2017, is the biggest overhaul of the of U.S. tax code since 1986 and it has many Americans wondering how they can avoid owing money to the government. … How the new tax laws affect your read more
When it comes to achieving long-term goals for our personal finances, it can sometimes be difficult to see the end outcome. And figuring out what steps to take in order to reach that goal can be somewhat mind numbing. But according to our expert guest, Preston D. Cherry, using small-win financial goals may help us to hit the bigger ones.  … Q&A with Preston D. Cherry: Using small-win financial goals read more
We all know the wonderful feeling of seeing a fabulous home — or a gleaming new car — that sets our heart fluttering with desire. However, the dream of owning such goods cannot become reality without creating big financial goals – and achieving them. … How to Set Realistic Financial GoalsRead More » read more
Creating and sticking to a budget is no easy task, especially around the holiday season. Fortunately, there are a slew of budgeting apps to help you track your spending. Download one of these on your smartphone and you'll not only get help creating a budget, you'll have instant access to your recent spending habits. … The 5 best budgeting apps for on the goRead More » read more
Kids get older and families get bigger, but your holiday budget can’t keep up with the growing demands. According to the American Research Group, Americans plan to spend an average of $983 on gifts alone during the 2017 holiday season. That’s up 6% from 2016 and an increase of nearly $400 from 20 years ago. … 5 great tips for creating a holiday budgetRead More » read more