Minding Your Taxes in Retirement

No one exactly looks forward to paying taxes, particularly income taxes. So, you might wonder why anyone would essentially pay their income taxes years ahead of retirement… And yet, that’s

Why Everyone Needs a Net Worth Statement

Those who are highly successful might also be the busiest, with the most responsibilities on their plates. You would think that earning a high income would also translate into excellent

Reducing Your Odds of an Income Tax Audit

Benjamin Franklin is famously credited as saying that “nothing in this world is said to be certain, except for death and taxes”. And sure enough, we all must file our

What Happens if You “Freeze” Your Credit?

As you might have heard, the recent Equifax security breach leaked the names, addresses, and Social Security numbers of about 143 million Americans. With this information now in the hands

How Does the Federal Interest Rate Hike Affect Your Wallet?

Some news is a mixture of good and bad, and that’s certainly the case with our topic today. Last month, the Federal Reserve announced a rate hike. With the benchmark

Can Filing Separate Returns Save You Money?

We know that married couples often take advantage of a valuable tax deduction by filing joint returns. But that deduction doesn’t always provide the most benefit for everyone. In some

Your Credit and Identity Are at Risk During Travel

Anyone can fall victim to identity fraud, and the result damage to their credit history, at any time. Having said that, travel brings additional risks to your personal information, for

What Happens If You File Your Taxes Late

Tax season is underway, and millions of Americans have already filed their returns. Of course, it’s more tempting to procrastinate if you’re expecting to owe the IRS, and even more

5 Times You Should Check Your Credit Report

You could think of your personal credit report as a health history for your finances. But unlike your actual health history, which is unlikely to fall prey to tampering, your