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A National Look at the Homebuying Market

What might the housing market look like in 2022? Mortgage Cadence, a digital mortgage lending company, surveyed over 1,000 Americans to better understand this year’s opinions. For many people, 2021 was the year to buy a home. Whether it was first-time home buyers, … read more

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Tips for Taking Write-Offs on Home Office Updates

Home business owners may not always be aware of the tax write-offs they can take. This includes write-offs on any office expenses or updates, so long as your home office meets certain basic requirements. Ideally, you will work with your accountant on figuring … read more

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Budgeting with the ’50/20/30′ Rule

We just finished the first quarter of 2022. Did you start a budget? If not, don’t make it too complicated. The most important part of preparing a budget is getting started. You can track your spending with Quicken, Mint, Excel or paper and … read more

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Five Ways to Reach Your Financial Goals in 2022

Make 2022 the year you achieve a level of financial wellness that you have always striven for. Whether your goals involve spending less, saving more or any number of things, it’s never too late to start working toward them. It may seem daunting, … read more

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What You Should Know if You’re Buying Your First Home

The housing market has exploded since 2020. The pandemic fueled a house-buying frenzy with remote work and leaving large urban areas to live in different parts of the country is becoming more mainstream. According to the National Association of Realtors, 31 percent of … read more

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Making Sense of Confusing Tax Situations Created by Pandemic

Learn how stimulus payments and unemployment may impact...

In 2020, Americans experienced firsts across virtually every aspect of life. Now, with an extended tax deadline of May 17 approaching, the implications for such an unusual year have some people wondering how all those changes might affect their tax refund. From job … read more

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How to Protect Yourself from Fraud When Shopping Online

AICPA survey shows most Americans believe ID theft...

Where do you see yourself in a year? If you’re like most Americans, you might expect to be dealing with the financial fallout of identity theft. Three in five Americans (60 percent) believe it’s likely that identity theft will cause them a financial … read more

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Five Steps to Avoiding Money Disagreements for Couples

Love is in the air as Valentine’s Day approaches. But one of the most-common reasons relationships don’t make it is because two people don’t see eye-to-eye on money. How can you save your relationship and work through these differences? Here are some tips … read more

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How to Build (or Rebuild) Your Emergency Savings

The new year provides an opportunity to reevaluate different aspects of your life, and that includes your budget and savings habits. Planning for emergencies by building  or rebuilding a savings account to withstand the unforeseen can increase confidence in your overall financial health … read more

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