Personal Finance

People looking at personal finances and money marketNot many of us were brought up learning the ins and outs of personal finance in school or at home. Talking openly about money has always carried with it a bit of a stigma because of this lack of understanding, and most put off gaining a greater degree of comprehension because it seems overwhelming and confusing. However, to make the most of your income, credit, savings, and investments, it is necessary to understand how money works sooner rather than later. Whether it is getting a better handle on how to manage income taxes throughout the year, ramping up your budgeting game with tips and tricks, or knowing the best place to store your emergency cash, education regarding personal finance is a must. Everyone has a different reason for wanting to learn more about how their financial situation affects their situation now and well into the future, but we have you covered. Here, you can find helpful resources for managing your financial circumstances at your own pace, on your own terms.

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IRS Tax Payment Options – When You Owe More Than You Can Afford

Tax season can be a bit of a drag if you have paid too little to Uncle Sam throughout the year. Withholding too little from W2 income, not calculating self-employment tax burdens, or skipping quarterly payments due on additional earned income can create a situation where you owe money to the IRS. In some cases, […]

Posted on February 15, 2017 by Melissa

Valentine’s Day – Fun Facts to Know

Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is the holiday of love. Couples new and old celebrate with romantic dinners, weekend getaways, and of course, all the chocolate and candy one’s heart may desire. Although Valentine’s Day is well-known throughout the world as a holiday for celebrating relationships, there are most likely a handful of […]

Posted on February 14, 2017 by Melissa

File Federal and State Taxes for Free – H&R Block

Like clockwork, tax season brings about excitement for some and loathing for others, each and every year. While some prefer to work directly with an accountant or other tax professional to get the job done, others are jumping on the do-it-yourself train. The enhancements in technology over the last decade have made the process of […]

Posted on February 10, 2017 by Melissa

The Fed’s Recent Interest Rate Hike – Helped or Hurt You?

At the end of last year, the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate for the second time since the subprime mortgage crisis. The move came as a shock to some considering the sharp increase in global political tension following the Brexit and the election of President Donald Trump. Nonetheless, the central bank voted to […]

Posted on February 8, 2017 by Ryan

Overview of Tax Write-offs & Deduction Types – for Your 2016 Taxes

The beginning of the year comes with talk of shedding the extra pounds brought on by the holiday season, replenishing savings, and other common resolutions that are meant to better the upcoming year. But the start of a new year is also fueled by thoughts regarding the inevitable tax season. Planning what to do with […]

Posted on January 27, 2017 by Melissa

Cashing in on Unwanted Gift Cards

Giving gift cards instead of cash or other gifts has become a common theme for birthdays, holidays, housewarmings and the like. They are easy to use online or in-store, and they offer the same value as cash on hand. Unfortunately, gift cards have the potential to miss the mark; receiving the cash-like gift for a […]

Posted on January 20, 2017 by Melissa

Key Dates and Tips for Making it a Stress-Free Tax Season in 2017

It’s January … the turkey has been enjoyed immensely, New Year’s has been rung in and the Christmas decorations have been put away for another year. Around the corner looms … TAXES! No need to go running for the hills, this article will help you remember the key filing dates and provide you with some […]

Posted on January 14, 2017 by Wes

The Best Online Banks to Take Your Finances Digital in 2017

We now live in an era will access to technology is not only widespread, but also rapidly expanding and improving. The availability of emerging technologies have given us access to platforms such as Robinhood, a company that offers free and mobile stock trades. Going back ten or fifteen years, many people could not imagine a […]

Posted on January 3, 2017 by Ryan

3 Simple Financial Resolutions to Fatten Your Wallet in the New Year (2017)

There are two distinct camps every year-end: those who are diehard resolution-makers and those who are vehemently opposed to committing to big life changes. Both have their reasons for jumps-tarting a new habit – or breaking an old one – but individuals who take on the challenge of shifting the direction of the new year […]

Posted on December 30, 2016 by Melissa

GTE Financial (FL) Loan Promotion: Win $1,000 + 2 Round-trip Airline Tickets

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season can be a bit stressful, with countless family obligations, work deadlines, and the need to spend on gifts, travel, and entertainment. Getting out of town for something other than a visit with family is a welcome departure for most, but having the extra funds to do so […]

Posted on December 8, 2016 by Melissa