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Feb 24, 2019

Is doing your tax filings yourself an excellent use of your time or should you hire a professional to handle your income taxes? As the annual tax season appears on the financial horizon, it’s crucial that you answer the question for yourself so that you can file your tax returns on time. Let’s examine the pros and cons of each method.

Jan 11, 2019

Regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, a government shutdown can be quite impactful. Maybe you don’t think it’s a big deal because you don’t see it having a direct impact on your financial well-being. Well, believe it or not, it may. Let’s explore this a bit further so you’re up-to-speed on the current environment and how you may experience the influence of government shutdown in your own life.

Oct 23, 2018
Tax season may be in the far corner of your mind but it always seems to sneak up more quickly than we’d like. With more than 1,000 pages, understanding the tax law modified in early 2018 may seem daunting but can really help prepare you for the changes you’ll certainly see in the spring. So, in the interest of simplifying the complex, we’re giving you our Top Ten list of what you need to know about the new tax law.
Apr 20, 2018
Nothing brightens a rainy spring day (or snowy one if you’re in Minnesota) quite like seeing a refund check in the mail or deposit hit your account from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). But do you know how you’re going to use it yet? Maybe pay off debt or save for retirement? Consider...

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