21 01, 2021

Here is when you should you check your FICO scores

By |2021-01-20T19:05:04-08:00January 21st, 2021|Finance|Comments Off on Here is when you should you check your FICO scores

Did you know certain credit-based applications need more preparation than others? Knowing how soon to check your FICO Scores in advance of an application puts you in the best position to get approved. Not only that, you can better estimate the terms you'll get approved for. If you're planning to [...]

19 01, 2021

IRS Free File available; claim recovery rebate credit, other tax credits

By |2021-01-16T15:48:49-08:00January 19th, 2021|Finance|Comments Off on IRS Free File available; claim recovery rebate credit, other tax credits

IRS Free File – online tax preparation products available at no charge – launched recently, giving taxpayers an early opportunity to claim credits like the Recovery Rebate Credit and other deductions, the Internal Revenue Service announced. Leading tax software providers make their online products available for free as part of [...]

14 01, 2021

St Kitts, Nevis 1 of ‘Best Caribbean Islands’ to visit in 2021

By |2021-01-13T13:27:32-08:00January 14th, 2021|Lifestyle|Comments Off on St Kitts, Nevis 1 of ‘Best Caribbean Islands’ to visit in 2021

Need a break? The Federation of St Kitts and Nevis, a dual-island Caribbean nation located just over two hours away from Southern Florida, has been encompassed in the Caribbean Journal's ranking of the region's best islands to visit in 2021. According to the publication, the Federation was included due to its "uncrowded, calm and beautiful" [...]

12 01, 2021

Feb.1 deadline for employers to issue and file wage statements

By |2021-01-09T16:51:58-08:00January 12th, 2021|Finance|Comments Off on Feb.1 deadline for employers to issue and file wage statements

Employers must file Form W-2 and other wage statements by Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. This is also the date Form W-2s are due to employees. By law, employers are required to file copies of their Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, and Form W-3, Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements, with the [...]

7 01, 2021

Top 6 trends for the future of travel

By |2021-01-06T16:19:03-08:00January 7th, 2021|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Top 6 trends for the future of travel

After a travel-challenged 2020, the future of travel is looking brighter. Overseas Adventure Travel (O.A.T.), specializing in personalized small group adventures on the road less traveled for Americans 50+, shared its top 6 emerging travel trends. "We can now see the light as travel begins to open up in the [...]

5 01, 2021

New things taxpayers should consider when filing taxes in 2021

By |2021-01-02T15:17:34-08:00January 5th, 2021|Finance|Comments Off on New things taxpayers should consider when filing taxes in 2021

When people get ready to file their federal tax returns there are new things to consider when it comes to which credits to claim and what deductions to take. These things can affect the size of any refund the taxpayer may receive. Here are some new key things people should consider [...]

31 12, 2020

Top food trends for 2021 to savor and try on your own

By |2020-12-30T17:23:33-08:00December 31st, 2020|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Top food trends for 2021 to savor and try on your own

Goodbye, 2020, and hello 2021! Hormel Foods Corp. is helping culinary enthusiasts around the world welcome 2021 with an exciting round-up of food trends to expect in the new year. "It's no surprise that comfort food, sourdough bread, and whipped coffee had big moments this past year, as people hunkered [...]

29 12, 2020

Get ready for taxes: stay home and stay safe with IRS online tools

By |2020-12-26T11:39:03-08:00December 29th, 2020|Finance|Comments Off on Get ready for taxes: stay home and stay safe with IRS online tools

As the holiday season winds down it may be time to address taxes even though it's not as exciting. To help the Internal Revenue Service encourages taxpayers to take necessary actions now to help file federal tax returns timely and accurately in 2021. These are some reminders to help taxpayers [...]

24 12, 2020

2020: teachers asked more questions during in-person vs. remote instruction

By |2020-12-23T15:42:38-08:00December 24th, 2020|Student Loans|Comments Off on 2020: teachers asked more questions during in-person vs. remote instruction

Learning has taken on a whole new direction in this age of COVID for students, teachers, and parents alike. During the fall 2020 semester, K-12 teachers asked their students 60% more questions during in-person instruction compared to remote instruction. It's a stark reminder of the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic [...]

22 12, 2020

IRS: Volunteers needed for free tax prep help

By |2020-12-19T15:44:25-08:00December 22nd, 2020|Finance|Comments Off on IRS: Volunteers needed for free tax prep help

As the pandemic rages on safety and social distancing, along with virtual options, will be the emphasis now and for the upcoming tax season as the Internal Revenue Service seeks volunteers to provide free tax return preparation through its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs. [...]

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