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How to Pick the Best Student Loan Repayment Plan

Just starting to pay back your student loans, or have you been making payments on them for years? Either way, it pays to understand federal student loan repayment plans. Even if your loan servicer has already set your monthly payments, you can choose to switch to a new repayment plan. This is especially helpful if […]

5 Tax Perks to Hiring Your Child for Your Business

There are obvious benefits to hiring your child for your business. Teaching your child business skills and good work habits are certainly among them. Grooming your child to eventually take over the business is another obvious benefit. But there are also tax perks to hiring your child for your business. Here are five tax perks […]

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Which Retirement Calculator is the Best

Which Retirement Calculator is the Best?

If you don’t know exactly what you’re “retirement number” is, saving for retirement is like chasing a moving target. Your retirement number is either a desired monthly income or the size of a retirement portfolio necessary to produce that level of income. We’ve identified five popular calculators that can help you determine your number. We’ll run a set […]

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Chase Bank Checking and Savings Cash Bonus Deals (up to $300)

Chase Bank is offering some excellent cash bonuses on new checking and savings accounts. You can earn a $300 bonus when you open a Chase Premier Plus CheckingSM account and set up direct deposit; a $150 bonus when you open a Chase Total Checking® account and set up direct deposit; and a $100 bonus when you open a Chase […]

Income-Based Student Loan Repayment Plans

The Pros and Cons to Income-Based Student Loan Repayment

You’ve probably heard that there’s a student loan debt crises going on and that many borrowers find themselves unable to land jobs which provide them with enough income to live comfortably while making their payments. The headlines are everywhere, so it’s been hard to miss. But, do have you really dug into the crippling numbers? The total amount of student loan […]

TurboTax Review

TurboTax 2015 Review

TurboTax is the software I use to file my own taxes each year. Even as a freelancer, with more complicated taxes than most, it works well for me. This year, the Intuit software adds some great new features. As always, it’s available in multiple versions at several price points, and it’s a functional, step-by-step software just […]

2016 Income Tax Brackets

2016 Federal Income Tax Brackets, Deductions, and Exemption Limits

Just as we move into the 2015 “tax season” – when we begin preparing our income taxes for the year that just ended – the IRS rolls out the new federal income tax brackets, deductions and exemption limits for 2016! Confusing, perhaps, but absolutely necessary at the same time. After all, it’s 2016 now and all […]

Best Brokers for IRAs

Best Brokers for IRA Retirement Accounts in 2016

Where to open an IRA can be an intimidating question. Options range from online discount brokers to robo advisors to mutual fund companies. With all of these choices, it can be difficult to know which is best. Whether you are looking to open a traditional IRA, Roth IRA, rollover or even a SEP IRA, in this […]

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The 2016 Guide to Balance Transfer Credit Cards

They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch. While this may be true, 0% balance transfer credit cards come very close. These special types of cards enable you to transfer high interest debt to a new credit card without paying interest during the introductory rate period. If you’re trying to pay off debt, […]

How to Become a Millionaire Real Stories

How to Become a Millionaire – 3 Real Life Stories

Millionaire status. It has a nice ring, doesn’t it? Yeah, a million dollars won’t get you what it used to, but it’s still the benchmark that every middle class person shoots for. Becoming a millionaire means you’ve officially graduated from the middle class and are now one of the “wealthy elites” that you dreamed about becoming. […]

Best Online Banks

Best Online Banks of 2016

With more online banks available now than ever before, finding the best online bank has never been easier. In this article, we’ll explain how online banks work, whether or not they are safe, and compare how they differ from traditional banks. We’ll also explore some of the advantages and disadvantages of using online banks as […]

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