Personal Finance

tax breaks

2021 – the Year of Substantial Tax Breaks for Families with Children and Lower-Income Taxpayers

This is an overview of the several tax benefits that were included in the American Rescue Plan Act recently passed by Congress that will impact families with children and lower-income taxpayers during 2021. These include increased … Read More

unemployment benefits

Are My Unemployment Benefits Taxable? | WorthTax

Unemployment Benefits With the passage of the CARES Act stimulus package earlier this year, the federal government added $600 to the normal state weekly unemployment benefits and increased the number of benefit weeks to a total … Read More

12 Easy Ways to Get Your Personal Finances in Shape for 2019

Do you want to learn about 12 easy ways to get your personal finances in shape for 2019?

Yes, there really are 12 easy ways to get your personal finances in shape for 2019. It’s always a good idea to do an annual review of your personal financial habits. Regardless, whether you’re diligent about paying bills and saving or you’ve fallen behind and never opened a savings account. Everybody needs to re-evaluate from time to time, and there’s no time like the New Year. 

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Emergency Savings: 67% of People Don’t Even Have $500 Emergency Fund

Are You Among the 67% Who Don’t Have $500 for an Emergency Savings or Emergency Fund?

Alarmingly isn’t it? Everyone should have an emergency fund. Only 37% of Americans have enough emergency savings to pay for a $500 crisis. That is roughly 4 in 10 Americans have something to cover an emergency. And that is a small emergency like a car repair or broken appliance. What about something major like a root canal or repairing a roof from wind damage?

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