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Talking To Your Partner About Money

Talking To Your Partner About Money Do you know how to have productive conversations around your finances? When it comes to talking with a spouse or partner about money, many people shy away. It can be scary—but it doesn’t have to be. Positive and frequent communication is key. Talk Often A great way to reduce the stress of talking about …

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The Cost of College Life

The Cost of College Life Going to college incurs a lot of expenses that aren’t listed on a tuition or room & board bill. Are you planning for all the day-to-day costs of college life? One of the many mysteries of college, especially freshman year, is what being there is actually going to cost. Sure, you know there’s tuition. But …

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Your Personalized Financial Wellness Assessment

Financial Wellness AssessmentKnowing your strengths and weaknesses is the first step toward building financial wellness. The Financial Wellness Assessment lets you take a step back, analyze your spending, budgeting, and saving habits so you can reflect on how you’re currently managing personal finances. This assessment addresses your individual financial decisions and goals before giving you recommendations on where you can …

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3 Tried and True Facts About Personal Finance

3 Tried and True Facts About Personal FinancesNo matter your age or stage in life, it pays to know the facts about personal finances. When you understand the basics, you can set yourself up for success and build a healthy financial future. Here are three facts to know about personal finance to get on the right track: Fact #1 — …

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What are some drawbacks of Online Banks?

Online Banks vs. Credit UnionsOnline banks operate without branches. But what else may they be lacking? 2020 was a year when everyone was required to stay “safer at home”, and the use of online-only banks increased faster than it would have without a pandemic. So, you may have been hearing about online banks more often and wondering what online banks …

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Learning About Government Assistance

Government Assistance If you’re currently not making enough money to cover your basic expenses, there are safeguards in place to help you make ends meet. The U.S. Government has several programs that can assist you with paying for necessities like food, healthcare, and even housing. Food Services If paying for food is your main concern, there are a couple of …

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Paying Taxes

Paying Taxes Whether you’re buying a new home, changing jobs, getting promoted, starting a business, or raising children, you’ll run into income tax implications. But that doesn’t always mean you’ll owe more to the federal government. Looking ahead and planning for the next year, you can make decisions that will reduce or at least postpone the tax you owe. The …

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Save Up to $15 on TurboTax Update, 3/17/21: The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced today that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year will be automatically extended from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021. The IRS will be providing formal guidance in the coming days. Please see full statement …

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New Year, New Money Habits

New Year, New Money HabitsSmall Changes for Improving Your Financial Health in the New Year The New Year is a time for powerful new beginnings. It also presents an opportunity to look at our everyday habits – whether those habits relate to our health and fitness or our money habits as we manage any financial challenges. What is a habit? …