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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5 Insider Tips for Starting a Small Business

This is a guest post from small business owner and great personal finance blogger, Phil Taylor of PT Money: Personal Finance. I spend every day writing on the subject of personal finance. So it’s rare that I get to discuss straight-up business tips. But because …

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10 Ways to Boost Your Retirement Savings Starting Now

With longer predicted life expectancies, a roller coaster stock market, and more pending job losses, it’s more important than ever to find ways to boost your retirement savings now. Although there may be many obstacles to doing so, even just the few simple tactics outlined …

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Another Stimulus Package Possible in 2020 and 2021

[2021 update] Congress is back in session after a tough election cycle which enlarged the already wide chasm between Republicans and Democrats when it comes to agreeing on a new Coronavirus / COVID stimulus package. At this stage the main hope is that the lame-duck Congress …

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Setting up My Small Business Home Office

I recently incorporated my first company. It has one employee – me – and its only asset is this blog. But it was a great feeling to officially become a small business owner, thereby joining 15 million other Americans. The reason for incorporation was primarily …

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