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Are you ready: third quarter estimated tax payment due Sept. 16

With major tax reform in its second year and taxpayers seeing its full effect on 2018 returns, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers who pay estimated tax their third-quarter payment for 2019 is due Monday, Sept. 16. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act or TCJA enacted in December 2017, changed [...]

By |2019-09-09T16:27:48-08:00September 10th, 2019|Finance|Comments Off on Are you ready: third quarter estimated tax payment due Sept. 16

Nearly 40 million to bet on NFL during league’s 100th season

Thirty-eight million American adults—15 percent of the U.S. adult population — will be betting on National Football League games this season, according to a new survey by the American Gaming Association. The rapid expansion of legal sports betting has provided increased opportunity for millions of Americans to bet safely with [...]

By |2019-09-04T15:04:58-08:00September 5th, 2019|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Nearly 40 million to bet on NFL during league’s 100th season

Americans spending more on vehicle repair, care

On average, Americans spent $1,986 on vehicle repairs and maintenance in the last five years, according to a recent Ally survey conducted online by The Harris Poll among 2,012 U.S. adults. Millennials and Generation Z (ages 18-34 for this survey) paid an average of $2,334 for vehicle maintenance and repairs [...]

By |2019-08-28T15:07:41-08:00August 29th, 2019|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Americans spending more on vehicle repair, care

NAR partners with Food Recovery Network to fight hunger across U.S.

Giving back is the name of the game for the National Association of Realtors. During its annual Leadership Summit in Chicago, the National Association of Realtors  announced a new commitment to fight hunger, as NAR will ensure all future events and meetings are Food Recovery Verified. Food Recovery Verified is [...]

By |2019-08-14T13:38:06-08:00August 15th, 2019|Real Estate|Comments Off on NAR partners with Food Recovery Network to fight hunger across U.S.

IRS launches online ‘Tax Withholding Estimator’ for paycheck checkups

The Internal Revenue Service launched a new Tax Withholding Estimator, an expanded, mobile-friendly online tool for everyone to have the right amount of tax withheld during the year. The Tax Withholding Estimator replaces the Withholding Calculator, which offered workers a convenient online method for checking withholdings. The newer Tax Withholding [...]

By |2019-08-12T10:23:19-08:00August 13th, 2019|Finance|Comments Off on IRS launches online ‘Tax Withholding Estimator’ for paycheck checkups

Here’s a list of the most pet-friendly cities in the country

As National Homeless Animals Day on Aug. 18 approaches and with more than 85 million U.S. pet-owning households projected to spend $75 billion this year, the personal finance website WalletHub recently released an in-depth report on 2019’s Most Pet-Friendly Cities. In order to determine where Americans’ animal companions can enjoy [...]

By |2019-08-07T13:14:30-08:00August 8th, 2019|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Here’s a list of the most pet-friendly cities in the country

Wondering where 2019’s the best places are to flip houses?

With house flippers earning an average gross profit of $60,000 in Q1 2019, a personal-finance website recently released its report on 2019's Best Places to Flip Houses. Are you someone who watches reality shows centered on flipping houses and think you could do it? Well, if you're feeling inclined to [...]

By |2019-07-31T18:32:57-08:00August 1st, 2019|Real Estate|Comments Off on Wondering where 2019’s the best places are to flip houses?

Study reveals consumers are conflicted about self-care

Self-care appears to be a quite a conflict for some Americans consumers. A study commissioned by Massage Envy, a provider of therapeutic massage, assisted stretch and skincare services, collectively across its franchise network, released on International Self Care Day, offers insights on self-care habits and learned four in five people [...]

By |2019-07-24T20:28:43-08:00July 25th, 2019|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Study reveals consumers are conflicted about self-care

Deadline nears for combat-injured vets to claim tax refunds of up to $3,200

The Internal Revenue Service is reminding veterans who received disability severance payments after 1991 and claimed it as income that time may be running out to claim their refund. Veterans should take action soon if they received a notice (letters 6060-A and 6060-D) and have not already filed Form 1040-X, Amended [...]

By |2019-07-15T11:22:19-08:00July 16th, 2019|Finance|Comments Off on Deadline nears for combat-injured vets to claim tax refunds of up to $3,200

Mortgage payment within reach for high school grads in some cities

Good news: households including at least one person with a high school diploma or GED can afford the typical mortgage payment in most large metro areas across the U.S., according to a new analysis by Zillow. However, soaring home values have outpaced incomes have made down payments a barrier for [...]

By |2019-07-10T19:28:34-08:00July 11th, 2019|Real Estate|Comments Off on Mortgage payment within reach for high school grads in some cities