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Teaching Teens About Credit

 Credit is a tool that needs practice to perfect, especially with teenagers. But it's important to expose them to credit young so they know how to use it effectively when they get older. If you find yourself in this situation, here's how to go about it step by step: Start with the "learner's permit" version [...]

Educators can Claim Deduction to Get Money Back for Classroom Expenses

The following article was published by the IRS. Educators may be able to deduct unreimbursed expenses on their tax return. This deduction can put money right back in the pockets of eligible teachers and other educators. Here are some things to know about this deduction: Educators can deduct up to $250 of trade or business expenses that were [...]

10 Tips for Budgeting Success

 A perfect budget that is effective, easy to implement, and doesn't cramp your style can often seem elusive. But there are ways to increase your changes of budgeting success. Here are ten tips: Identify Priorities. After you have covered the essentials, which items are most important to you? Are you interested in going on vacation, [...]

Tax Tips for Taxpayers to Consider When Selling Their Home

The following article was published by the IRS. The IRS has some good news for taxpayers who are selling their home. When filing their taxes, they may qualify to exclude all or part of any gain from the sale from their income. Here are some things that homeowners should think about when selling a home: Ownership and use [...]

How to Stop Stressing Over Money

 If finances make you stressed, you're not alone. Studies have shown that money is a top stress producer among Americans. But while you can't make it through life completely immune from this sort of stress, it is possible to significantly reduce it by following some key steps: Get Organized. Take a look at what items [...]