States with the highest and lowest credit card debt

Americans have started 2022 off with over $1 trillion in credit-card debt, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on the States with the Highest & Lowest Credit Card Debts. It drew data from TransUnion, the Federal Reserve, the U.S. Census Bureau, and WalletHub’s proprietary credit card payoff calculator to [...]

By |2022-07-26T10:37:14-08:00July 28th, 2022|Finance|Comments Off on States with the highest and lowest credit card debt

IRS issues five-year plan with goal to help taxpayers

The Internal Revenue Service released a new five-year Strategic Plan that outlines its goals to improve taxpayer service and tax administration. The IRS Strategic Plan FY2022-2026 will serve as a roadmap to help guide the agency's programs and operations. The plan will also help meet the changing needs of taxpayers and [...]

By |2022-07-23T11:28:45-08:00July 26th, 2022|Finance|Comments Off on IRS issues five-year plan with goal to help taxpayers

Poll: Texas is a good place to start a business, raise a family

Austin, Dallas, Corpus Christi... A new national survey and Rasmussen Reports asked Americans outside of Texas their opinion of the Lone Star State. The poll revealed the following results: 27% of Americans polled have a very positive view of Texas. 18% have a somewhat positive view. 14% of Americans polled said they have a [...]

By |2022-07-20T11:59:53-08:00July 21st, 2022|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Poll: Texas is a good place to start a business, raise a family

IRAs are one tool in the retirement planning toolbox

There are many ways people plan for retirement. Individual Retirement Arrangements, or IRAs, are a common one. IRAs provide tax incentives for people to make investments that can provide financial security when they retire. These accounts can be with a bank or other financial institution, a life insurance company, mutual [...]

By |2022-07-16T13:52:48-08:00July 19th, 2022|Finance|Comments Off on IRAs are one tool in the retirement planning toolbox

Wynn Las Vegas named best hotel in Las Vegas 3rd consecutive year

Looks like one place in Las Vegas is still on a winning streak. Wynn Las Vegas was once again named the No. 1 hotel in Las Vegas on the Travel + Leisure 2022 World's Best Awards list, for the third consecutive year. The list honors top hotels, resorts, travel destinations, and companies worldwide, as [...]

By |2022-07-13T10:04:29-08:00July 15th, 2022|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Wynn Las Vegas named best hotel in Las Vegas 3rd consecutive year

Are you familiar with the Taxpayer Bill of Rights?

By law, all taxpayers have fundamental rights when they're interacting with the IRS. All taxpayers must know and understand their rights. The Taxpayer Bill of Rights presents these rights in 10 categories. Here's an overview of these rights, according to an IRS news release. For full official details about each, visit [...]

By |2022-07-09T11:01:45-08:00July 12th, 2022|Finance|Comments Off on Are you familiar with the Taxpayer Bill of Rights?

Essential summer products for pets and pet owners

American Pet Products Association kicked off the start of the summer season by sharing the products you'll need to keep your pets cool, calm, and collected all summer long, no matter where your summertime adventures take you. "According to the 2021-2022 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, 70% of U.S. households own [...]

By |2022-07-06T17:00:04-08:00July 7th, 2022|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Essential summer products for pets and pet owners

Claiming a child as a dependent when parents are divorced, separated

Parents who are divorced, separated, never married, or live apart and who share custody of a child with an ex-spouse or ex-partner need to understand the specific rules about who may be eligible to claim the child for tax purposes. This can make filing taxes easier for both parents and [...]

By |2022-07-02T10:10:39-08:00July 5th, 2022|Finance|Comments Off on Claiming a child as a dependent when parents are divorced, separated

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