Month: February 2017

Taxes Updates

Should I Be Concerned About Federal Tax Reform?

Although the 2016 tax season is upon us, there is a lot of talk about what changes might happen to our tax system going forward. First, I can’t resist citing some of the more famous quotes about taxes. Benjamin Franklin said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” […]

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Budgeting General Info

Avoid Debt By Saying No To An Additional Monthly Payment

Monthly payments are often an irresistible trap to get what we want for a small fee.  After all, who does not want the latest car, smart phone or access to the latest on-line movie?  We all want these things, which is why the additional monthly payment is one of the easiest ways to get into […]

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Catalog Cards Credit Scores General Info

Easiest Way to Raise Your Credit Score

Have you had a financial setback? Maybe you need to raise your credit score? Maybe you don’t have much of a credit history and need to establish one? Believe it or not, opening a Fingerhut Credit account is one of the fastest, easiest ways to re-establish your credit once you’ve had financial difficulties and it’s […]

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Credit Tips

Easiest Way to Save for Vacation

Spring and summer are just around the corner… and that means your annual vacation is just around the corner too! Have you started saving for vacation?  Maybe you’re planning to hold onto your annual tax refund money and use that for vacation?  Or maybe you’re looking for something else?  Well, here’s an easy way to […]

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Catalog Cards Personal Finance

Adulting 101: Make These Money Moves First When You’re Out on Your Own

Being on your own for the first time and managing your money can be scary. Relax. You don’t have to be a Wall Street pro by the time you draw your first paycheck. JJ Montanaro, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ with USAA, recommends these three first steps: Understand your pay stub Review your paycheck. Note your […]

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