Blown Holiday Budget? Here's How to Recover

Christmas is weeks away, but for many people, their carefully planned budget is already a thing of the past. It’s no secret that sticking close to a holiday budget can be difficult. The most important part of getting your budget back on track is realizing that you aren’t alone.
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Itemized vs. Standard Deductions

With a lower taxable income, you'll pay fewer taxes. The IRS allows for standard deductions that reduce taxable income. These fixed amounts change depending on your filing status.
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Taxes: Dates, Deadlines and Refunds

As 2018 approaches many people are eagerly awaiting there W2’s so they can file their taxes. But exactly when does the IRS allow you to do so? As of November 27, 2017, we don’t know for sure. One reason is that Congress could still pass legislation in 2017 related to taxes, which may affect the dates.
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What is Earned Income Tax Credit? Do I Qualify?

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a benefit for people who have incomes at or under certain levels. This tax credit reduces the total amount of taxes you owe and in many cases, if you qualify you’ll get a larger tax refund.
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How to Choose Your Tax Filing Status

One of the most important decisions you’ll make when you do your taxes is your filing status. There are five options, but in some cases, you’ll qualify for more than one. You’ll need to determine which filing status will best suit you.
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Best Automatic Savings Apps of 2017

Inconsistency and infrequency are the biggest enemies of any savings plan. Even if you have a bit of extra money in your monthly budget, it can be easier to spend it on small things than to go through the effort of moving it into your savings account.
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How Do I Rebuild Credit?

Understanding how credit works and what it can do for you are important parts of your financial success. Many people find themselves in a situation where they want to improve their credit standing. Below are some tips on where to start if you need to rebuild credit or repair credit.  
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Was I Affected by the Equifax Data Breach?

Recently Equifax revealed that 143 million consumers had their personal information exposed in a data breach from May to June 2017. That represents 44% of the American population.  
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Types of Savings Accounts: 529 Plans

Many parents find 529 plans intimidating because it’s so hard to predict where a child may attend college, what they’ll decide to study, and how much it will cost.
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Managing Seasonal Expenses Painlessly

Expenses that you don’t normally put into a monthly budget can creep up and cause problems with your regular financial routines. They aren’t really emergencies, but meeting these obligations is an important part of life, so coming up with extra money in a hurry can feel like an urgent need.
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