Category Archives: Personal Finance

How to Avoid an Audit

While full-blown audits from the IRS are something that tax preparers are used to, a taxpayer likely views an audit right up there with a root canal, something to be avoided at all costs. It is impossible to predict with … Continue reading

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Earned income tax credit – Do you qualify?

Do you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit? If you do, and you don’t claim it, you are leaving potentially thousands of dollars on the table. The EITC is designed to help those on a low to moderate income … Continue reading

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401(k) Contribution Limit Increases to $19,000 for 2019; IRA Limit Increases to $6,000

The following article was published by the IRS. The Internal Revenue Service has announced cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2019. Highlights of Changes for 2019 The contribution limit … Continue reading

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Your Taxes in the Sharing Economy

What do social media gigs, driving for companies like Uber, and renting out spare bedrooms in your house to travelers all have in common? They are all different ways of participating in what has become known as the Sharing Economy. … Continue reading

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What to Say When Your Friends, Family Ask For Money

It is commonly said that friendships and money don’t mix, and in most cases that is correct. The simple fact is that money can easily strain any relationship. Many of us at some point have been there — our kids, … Continue reading

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Financial Resolutions For 2019

According to a study from Fidelity Investments, financial New Years resolutions are on the rise. A year ago, approximately 27% of Americans admitted to having a financial resolution for 2018. This year that number is up 5% as a full … Continue reading

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Year End Tax Planning Considerations For The Individual

Below are some important steps to keep in mind as we approach the 2019 tax season: 1. Higher-income earners must be wary of the 3.8% surtax on certain unearned income. The surtax is 3.8% of the lesser of: 1. NET … Continue reading

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