Tipping: What’s the Right Way to Do It, Anyway?

Few financial interactions mystify me more than tipping. Maybe that’s because my tipping experience was limited when I was growing up. You see, I grew up in a rural town and the only tipping I witnessed was when my parents left some extra cash for the waitstaff at the...

American Money: What Washington Teaches Us About Personal Finance

The mythos surrounding the first president of the U. S. is a formidable thing. As impressionable kids we were shown a particular version of Washington — a pillar of virtue who could not tell a lie about chopping down a cherry tree. We’re taught to revere the man who...

Should You Register Your Business as an LLC? Here’s Why You Should Consider It

If you’re a freelancer, you may be wondering how the newly passed Tax Cuts and Job Act (TCJA) affects you as a business owner. Yes, it’s beast of a bill and there is certainly a lot of digest — it is nearly 500 pages, after all. And while the old tax code is still in...

Tipping: What’s the Right Way to Do It, Anyway?

Few financial interactions mystify me more than tipping. Maybe that’s because my tipping experience was limited when I...

American Money: What Washington Teaches Us About Personal Finance

The mythos surrounding the first president of the U. S. is a formidable thing. As impressionable kids we were shown a...

Should You Register Your Business as an LLC? Here’s Why You Should Consider It

If you’re a freelancer, you may be wondering how the newly passed Tax Cuts and Job Act (TCJA) affects you as a...

10 Years After the Financial Crisis: Are Big Banks Any Better?

The term “too big to fail” was first coined in the 1980s, but it didn’t enter the average American’s lexicon until 10 years ago when the 2008 financial crisis almost brought down the global economy. The phrase contends that some corporations are so large and...

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5 Key Benefits of Incorporating Your Business

Becoming an entrepreneur is no easy feat. Deciding on the right legal structure for your business is a common challenge you might face. So if you’re going to legitimize your business, which option should you choose? Sole proprietor, partnership, Limited Liability...

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6 Things You Need to Know About the New Tax Plan

You’ve probably heard about the new tax law by now, and depending on your political preference, you either love it or hate it. But regardless of which way you swing politically, it’s important to understand how the new tax plan - passed in December 2017 - impacts your...

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Spring Cleaning: Starting Over With Your Finances

Did you know that 80% of people fail their New Year’s resolutions by February? If your resolution is about getting your financial house in order, you probably want to be part of the 20% that actually succeeds. Right? We know. Resolutions are hard to keep. So, we’re...

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9 Red Flags That Could Lead to a Tax Audit

In 2016, the Internal Revenue Service audited one million tax returns. Although this is less than one percent of the U.S. population, you should still be prepared - just in case you’re audited. Want to know what might trigger an audit by the IRS? Here are 9 red flags...

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5 Ways to Teach Your Kids Good Money Manners

As a parent, you’re responsible for teaching your children many important life-long lessons. One of the most valuable lessons is this: how to use money responsibly. But, before you dive in, consider first that money is a taboo topic for many families. In fact,...

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Here’s Why You Should Switch to Online Banking

When it comes to banking, individuals often default to what they know best. And that’s traditional banking. Unfortunately for them, they’re likely going to face a lifetime of long lines and hidden fees. Well…it’s not that bad but there are surely better solutions....

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Why Do Big Banks Charge Fees?

Raise your hand if you’re fed up with big bank fees. These pesky fees can put a damper on your day and a drain on your finances. According to a 2016 survey by the Pew Charitable Trust, a full quarter of people who use bank overdraft services regularly end up paying...

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The Healthiest (& Unhealthiest) States in America

With the start of a new year, many of us have embarked on self-betterment resolutions. The vast majority of these are health-related: Eat healthier, get more exercise, sleep better, stay fit, lose weight. But what about financial health? Many of us are resolving to...

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