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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

New survey finds 69% of teens support ‘debt-free’ college

Times might be changing: it looks a large percentage of teens are in favor of "debt-free college," according to a new survey. The survey by Junior Achievement USA (JA) conducted by the research group Engine recently learned that more than two-thirds (69%) of teens between the ages of 13 and [...]

By |2019-05-08T19:48:07-08:00May 9th, 2019|Student Loans|Comments Off on New survey finds 69% of teens support ‘debt-free’ college

Does your health insurance work outside the U.S.?

What happens if you're on vacation and injure yourself or get sick? An alarming number of Americans are unclear whether their health insurance works outside the U.S., according to a new survey from InsureMyTrip. Over 58 percent polled were not sure whether their domestic health insurance plan would cover any [...]

By |2019-05-01T09:46:03-08:00May 2nd, 2019|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Does your health insurance work outside the U.S.?

IRS to host nationwide tax forums in 5 cities this summer

Summer is not far off and if you haven't made any plans yet the Internal Revenue Service has recently announced its schedule for its popular and informative "Nationwide Tax Forums," held in five major cities across the United States. The IRS said tax professionals may be ale to earn up [...]

By |2019-04-22T15:12:02-08:00April 23rd, 2019|Finance|Comments Off on IRS to host nationwide tax forums in 5 cities this summer

Consider these part-time summer jobs to earn extra cash

Summer is around the corner and it could be the perfect time for acquiring a part-time job in your community and make some extra cash at the same time. Whether you are a graduating senior in high school and heading off to college in the fall, a single mom in [...]

By |2019-04-17T20:23:03-08:00April 18th, 2019|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Consider these part-time summer jobs to earn extra cash

Florida Cities Top Places for Family Spring Break Trips

Florida, the Caribbean, Mexico ... The first wave of family spring break has ended but students from major cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. are getting ready for their recesses at the end of April. CheapOair, an online travel agency and provider of cheap flights, [...]

By |2019-05-02T18:46:08-08:00April 4th, 2019|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Florida Cities Top Places for Family Spring Break Trips

New SALT limit: IRS Explains Tax Treatment of State and Local Tax Refunds

The Internal Revenue Service clarified the tax treatment of state and local tax refunds arising from any year in which the new limit on the state and local tax (SALT) deduction is in effect. In Revenue Ruling 2019-11 (PDF), posted on IRS.gov, the IRS provided four examples illustrating how the long-standing [...]

By |2019-04-01T13:43:30-08:00April 2nd, 2019|Finance|Comments Off on New SALT limit: IRS Explains Tax Treatment of State and Local Tax Refunds

Study Finds Top 10 Most Popular Cars Driven By Millennials

Wondering what kinds of cars Millenials are opting for these days? You might be surprised. A new study on the top 10 most popular cars driven by Millennials says those between the ages of 22 and 37 are buying cheaper cars than past generations. According to QuoteWizard it looked at [...]

By |2019-03-20T15:51:46-08:00March 21st, 2019|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Study Finds Top 10 Most Popular Cars Driven By Millennials

27 States Unite and March Forth In Addressing Student Debt

Twenty-seven states are banding together to take on the student debt crisis through a national campaign that launched in early March. The aim of the campaign, led by the 529 College Savings Plans Network, is to limit college debt for new generations by helping families plan ahead for higher education costs. "More [...]

By |2019-03-06T12:02:53-08:00March 7th, 2019|Student Loans|Comments Off on 27 States Unite and March Forth In Addressing Student Debt