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Tax Tips for the Self Employed

Being self-employed has many advantages — the opportunity to be your own boss and come and go as you please, for example. However, it also comes with unique challenges.

Think about maximizing your 2016 IRA contribution

Scrambling to compile your receipts and W-2s in advance of this year’s April 18 federal tax filing deadline? Don’t forget about your IRA. You can contribute to your traditional or Roth IRA for 2016 until federal taxes are due

401(k) Withdrawals: Beware the Penalty Tax

You've probably heard that if you withdraw taxable amounts from your 401(k) or 403(b) plan before age 59½, you may be socked with a 10% early distribution penalty tax on top of the federal income taxes you'll be required to pay.

There's Still Time to Contribute to an IRA for 2016

There's still time to make a regular IRA contribution for 2016!

No kids, no plan? Bad idea.

Often, financial planning – especially estate planning – is focused on children and heirs. But if you have no children, your financial planning needs are different from families with children. What have you and your partner potentially overlooked?

Master personal finance one tip at a time (Part I)

Let’s be honest. Personal finance is a deep subject. It’s fair to say there’s more to know than the average credit-card-swiping, online-bank-account-monitoring, stock-market-checking individual can keep track of. That’s why we’ve assembled some of the tip top tips for personal finance in one place.

Master personal finance one tip at a time Part II

There's more to know about personal finance than swiping a credit card, managing online banking and watching the stock market.

Oh, baby! That little one will cost you a bundle

A baby is a bundle of joy, however if you’re getting ready to start a family, that little one will cost you. According to a report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, it will cost an estimated $233,610 over the next 18 years.

Finance tips for young adults

For many young adults, making sense of money – from day-to-day management to thinking long term – can create some anxiety. Here are some places to focus when first learning how to manage your money.

Will COLA be enough to buy a cola in 2017?

The automatic cost-of-living adjustment – COLA -- for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income recipients allows their benefits to keep pace with inflation.

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