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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

Celebrate with safety this Fourth of July season

Family, fun, food and fireworks. It's that time of year when many will be celebrating the Fourth of July holiday. All too often, however, celebrations can end with a trip to the hospital if fireworks are mishandled. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission wants to make sure consumers know the [...]

By |2019-07-07T14:01:14-08:00June 27th, 2019|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Celebrate with safety this Fourth of July season

$38 billion decrease in credit card debt in Q1 + results by city

Personal-finance website WalletHub released its latest Credit Card Debt Study, which found that consumers paid off $38 billion of their roughly $1 trillion in credit card debt during the first quarter of 2019. Given that this year’s first-quarter paydown was smaller than last year’s, WalletHub now projects a $70 billion [...]

By |2019-07-07T14:05:01-08:00June 13th, 2019|Finance|Comments Off on $38 billion decrease in credit card debt in Q1 + results by city

Calling all pro-cycling fanatics: time for the Italian Autumn Classic

For fanatics of pro cycling, spectacles of power and speed can be washed down at leisure while sipping Lombardy’s light, red wines paired with risotto and ossobuco this fall in northern Italy. Over the eight days of the Italian Autumn Classics, Oct. 7-13, the rough riders of three end-of-season bicycle [...]

By |2019-06-05T10:17:47-08:00June 6th, 2019|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Calling all pro-cycling fanatics: time for the Italian Autumn Classic

Taxpayers should include tax plans in wedding plans

Couples who are getting married this year already know there are plenty of big and small details when planning a wedding. Along with the dress, cake, guest list and gift registry, their first tax return as a married couple should also be on their checklist. The IRS has tips and [...]

By |2019-06-02T10:49:57-08:00June 4th, 2019|Finance|Comments Off on Taxpayers should include tax plans in wedding plans

10 best cars for recent college graduates in 2019

After years of late nights of studying and calls to the local pizza shop, a new set of college graduates is ready to enter the "real world." Now, they just need the best car to get them from A to Z.  Against the backdrop of rising car prices and looming [...]

By |2019-05-29T10:16:42-08:00May 30th, 2019|Student Loans|Comments Off on 10 best cars for recent college graduates in 2019

Tax tips for teens working a summer job

With summer around the corner, many students will turn their attention to making money by working a summer job. Whether it’s flipping burgers, waitressing, or filing documents, the IRS wants student workers to know some facts about their summer jobs and taxes. Not all the money they earn will make [...]

By |2019-05-27T10:00:42-08:00May 28th, 2019|Finance|Comments Off on Tax tips for teens working a summer job

Why not try a bed & breakfast this summer? Bookings are on the rise

Bed and breakfast inns may seem like something from a different era, but according to Travelocity, this old school accommodation is seeing a significant upswing this summer. New booking data from the travel site shows room nights at B&Bs have grown 25 percent year-over-year both domestically and internationally, and some [...]

By |2019-05-22T19:12:37-08:00May 23rd, 2019|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Why not try a bed & breakfast this summer? Bookings are on the rise

IRS taking applications for 2020 grants for low income taxpayer clinics

The Internal Revenue Service announced its application period for Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) grants for calendar year 2020 will run through June 17, 2019. If you didn't know the LITC Program is a federal grant program administered by the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate at the IRS, led by [...]

By |2019-05-13T15:37:16-08:00May 14th, 2019|Finance|Comments Off on IRS taking applications for 2020 grants for low income taxpayer clinics