How to Keep Ahead of Inflation

A consumer's worst enemy is inflation, especially when prices rise but wages do not. In the United States, inflation has only been rising about 2% per year for awhile now, but that number can be deceiving. While 2% may be the average, the cost of some goods and services has risen quite a bit more. For [...]

The Top 5 New Year’s Money Resolutions for 2020

The new year is about to start, and with it comes resolutions of all types. Consider adding these five steps to your financial resolution for 2020: Save More - Try automating your savings so that you don't have to think about it. Pay yourself first, then cover your other bills. Spend Less - Simple. Get a [...]

Missing W-2

 The following video was published by the IRS. What if you want to file your tax return but you still don't have your W-2? Employers should send this to you by January 31. Give it a few weeks to arrive in the mail, but if you don't get it by the end of February, the [...]

Key Tax Considerations You Should Be Aware Of

By now, we’re in full swing under new tax laws. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was signed into law at the end of 2017, with taxpayers seeing the real effects when they filed their returns in 2019. This legislation has made a profound impact on many taxpayers and has created new planning opportunities. Here [...]

Holiday Online Shopping Tip – Use Safe Methods for Purchases

With holiday shopping season in full swing, make sure that you use safe methods when making purchases online. When going to make a purchase, ask yourself what information you are handing over. Before providing payment and personal information, be sure to check the website's privacy policy so that you understand how your information will be used. [...]