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Avoid these common mistakes when filing your tax returns

Avoid these common mistakes when filing your tax returns

It's that time of the year again when we're all bringing out our calculators and sharpening pencils to fill out our tax returns. But the last thing we want to do is to wind up making a mistake that could jeopardize your finances by delaying your refund, make you accountable for a fee or, even worse, force you to do that dreaded paperwork and math all over again! Whether you choose to go it alone, use a tax-prep computer program or hand it all over to an accountant, begin by checking out this list of common mistakes people make when filing their tax returns.

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When a pet gets sick, vets can be costly. Here's how to keep your furry friends from breaking the bank

When a pet gets sick, vets can be costly. Here's how to keep your furry friends from breaking the bank

We all love our pets. Cats, dog, ferrets, hamsters, and fur babies of all sorts are members of the family. They eat and sleep under the same roof. They give us affection when we’ve had a rough day. And we even have pictures of our loved ones that include our pets sprinkled throughout the house.

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Love your finances (again)

Love your finances (again)

Perhaps years ago everything was going smoothly. Your bank account was full and so was your life. During that time, money was your friend. But something happened along the way and your finances have become more of a chore and a hindrance, and money and the notion of finances got a bad rap. 

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Choosing a tax preparer

Choosing a tax preparer

It seems we just celebrated and welcomed a new year and now it’s time to think about taxes. We all seem to dread it and procrastinate, but the truth is, it’s one of those things that usually isn’t too bad once you get started. Getting started is the hardest part!

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Tax Code Changes 2019

Tax Code Changes 2019

The tax code gets a bit of an overhaul each year, and with the changes, it can get confusing. No worries though, we'll walk you through everything you need to know for 2019. 

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Accessing your accounts when traveling abroad

Accessing your accounts when traveling abroad

Many things have changed over the years, such as getting ready to travel. Years ago before you went out of town you would go to your financial institution to make sure you had enough cash and checks with you to get you through the trip. And remember Traveler’s Checks? Although they are still used today, many folks continue to use their preferred method of payment while they travel – a debit or credit card.

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Creating a budget for the new year

Creating a budget for the new year

As we head into the new year, it’s a good time for reflecting on last year – Was it overall a good year? Did you meet most of your goals? How were your finances? What did you get right and how could you improve? If you financially had a great year, then good for you! But if it wasn’t that great or you think it could’ve been better, then perhaps you need to create or revisit your budget.

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The price of infertility

The price of infertility

Having a family is a dream for many, and while most couples see that dream come true, for others the dream can seem unattainable. The reasons can vary, but for some it’s an issue of fertility. 

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Ways to improve your credit score

Ways to improve your credit score

A lot seems to be riding on one’s credit score these days. Right or wrong, jobs, insurance premiums, and borrowing power can all be determined using one’s credit score as one benchmark. With this in mind, you want to protect your score and make sure it’s as good as possible.

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