10 Ways To Get Out Of Debt Starting Now

Debt is as American as apple pie. It is estimated that 80% of Americans live with debt and that includes $8 trillion in home mortgage debt.  Many of us go to work every day simply to pay for products or services that we’ve already received. …

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IRS Tax Changes for 2018

The IRS has released its 2018 tax updates via Notice 2017-64 and revenue procedure 2017-58. Highlights are provided below. Remember these updates are for 2018 taxes filed in 2019. For the upcoming 2017-18 tax year, I have included links (for filings due next year by April 17, 2018) …

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Should I Refinance My Mortgage and Do I Qualify

With interest rates on 30 year fixed-rate mortgage loans below 4%, the lowest level since the 1950s, many borrowers are keen to refinance their home loans and other mortgages. By any long-term measure, current rates are a great deal and could result in tens of …

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6 Tax Breaks for the 2016 to 2017 Tax Filing Season

It is almost that time of year again….tax season! We have compiled a list of six tax breaks for the 2016-2017 tax season that will lower your taxes due and increase the amount of your refund.  The first topic is Earned Income Credit (EIC). The …

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Expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit in 2016

See this article for 2015 and 2016 Earned Income Tax Credit figures released by the IRS [Updated following SOTU speech] Following President Obama’s state of the union speech and in addition to the items below, he had some good news on expanding the Earned Income …

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