Report: California is state with the 17th highest credit score

The worldwide pandemic continues to draw havoc for many people whether it's travel, finances, or paying rent. And because the COVID-19 pandemic is causing many people to borrow more or fall behind on payments, the personal-finance website WalletHub analyzed the average credit scores of residents in all 50 states and [...]

By |2020-10-28T16:20:30-08:00October 29th, 2020|Finance|Comments Off on Report: California is state with the 17th highest credit score

Tax professionals should renew PTINs now for 2021

The Internal Revenue Service reminds the nation's more than 780,000 active tax return preparers to start the upcoming 2021 filing season smoothly by renewing their Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTINs) now. All current PTINs will expire Dec. 31, 2020. "Large segments of the taxpaying public rely on tax return preparers [...]

By |2020-10-24T13:31:08-08:00October 27th, 2020|Finance|Comments Off on Tax professionals should renew PTINs now for 2021

Redfin home offers faced bidding wars in September amid COVID

The housing market continues to be fierce even with a pandemic reports Redfin as it saw 56.3% of Redfin offers on homes face competition nationwide in September, down from a revised rate of 59.1% in August, according to a new report. While that's the first decline in at least five [...]

By |2020-10-20T14:06:22-08:00October 22nd, 2020|Real Estate|Comments Off on Redfin home offers faced bidding wars in September amid COVID

IRS adds QR technology to key balance due notices to help taxpayers

Here are some helpful tips and information from the Internal Revenue Service in terms of the latest state-of-the-art technology it is using when it comes to communicating with taxpayers. For example, did you know, for the first time, the IRS has added barcode technology to notices it sends out to [...]

By |2020-10-17T14:24:14-08:00October 20th, 2020|Finance|Comments Off on IRS adds QR technology to key balance due notices to help taxpayers

Hawaii welcomes back travelers starting Oct. 15 — with restrictions

Have you been longing for a vacation after the chaos of the last 8 months due to COVID-19 and the lockdowns? Well, it may be time to grab your swimsuit, suntan lotion, and head to Hawaii. After being closed off to tourists since the pandemic the State of Hawaii continues [...]

By |2020-10-14T16:22:25-08:00October 15th, 2020|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Hawaii welcomes back travelers starting Oct. 15 — with restrictions

IRS: check tax withholdings now as last quarter of 2020 starts

The Internal Revenue Service says now is the perfect time for taxpayers to review their tax withholding and payments to avoid a surprise when filing next year. An adjustment or two made now may boost take-home pay or allow taxpayers to pay more in the last quarter of 2020 to [...]

By |2020-10-10T11:23:10-08:00October 13th, 2020|Finance|Comments Off on IRS: check tax withholdings now as last quarter of 2020 starts

Holiday shopping survey reveals consumer insights for 2020 season

The newly released 2020 Holiday Shopping Survey, which looks at consumer intentions and behaviors as the holiday shopping season approaches shows some interesting info. The survey includes data on the amount people plan to spend, shopping methods, timing, and top gifts people plan to purchase for their loved ones this coming [...]

By |2020-10-07T11:00:15-08:00October 8th, 2020|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Holiday shopping survey reveals consumer insights for 2020 season

Taxpayers should know and understand their correct filing status

Tax season may have passed for most but taxpayers in general still need to know their correct filing status and be familiar with each option. Single or Married Generally, the taxpayer's filing status depends on whether they are single or married on Dec. 31 and that determines their status for [...]

By |2020-10-03T17:53:47-08:00October 6th, 2020|Finance|Comments Off on Taxpayers should know and understand their correct filing status

Cities whose August unemployment rates are bouncing back most

The employment market continued to recover in August, as the latest jobs report shows that the national unemployment rate has fallen to 8.4%, which is 43% below the peak of 14.7% during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to WalletHub's recently released report on the Cities Whose August Unemployment [...]

By |2020-09-30T16:24:35-08:00October 1st, 2020|Finance|Comments Off on Cities whose August unemployment rates are bouncing back most

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