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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Year End Tax Moves You Can Start Making Now

With year-end around the corner most people are far more focused on holiday shopping rather than on reducing their tax liability. But the fact is that unless you make tax saving moves before year end, you may end up paying Uncle Sam (a.k.a the IRS) …

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2014 Earned Income Tax credit (EITC)

[2014 EIC Update] The IRS has released 2014 Earned Income Tax credit (EITC) details which are shown in the table below. There have been some minor increases to the EITC amount and qualifying limits following inflation adjustments. How to read the table above. The “earned income amount” (line …

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