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  • Obama wants to raise taxes
    Experts say Obama has the right premise but wrong solution to some economy woes
    The National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) public policy experts provided insight below on President Barack Obama’s proposals from his State of the Union message Tuesday. After a day to study Obama’s address and plans, including...
  • EIC earned income credit for 2014, 2015
    Claiming the EIC earned income credit in 2015
    The EIC is for United States taxpayers who make a small or modest amount of money annually. It started back in 1975 to help counterbalance the load of Social Security taxes and to act as an encouragement aid to inspire low-income workers to...
  • What you need to know about RRIFs
    What you need to know about RRIFs
    As you near age 71, there’s an important deadline you need to know about. The Federal Income Tax Act requires you to wind down all your Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs) by December 31 in the year you turn 71, otherwise, the full...
  • High school girls eating lunch together in lunchroom
    School food linked to increased food and vegetable intake
    School food reduces income disparities in fruit and veggiesThe National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally...
  • Halloween Celebration
    How To Make Your Halloween Celebration Memorable with Title Loans
    Halloween is just round the corner and it is that bittersweet time of the year when we love to dress in our scariest costumes, attend parties, make silly decorations, bake pumpkin pies and trick or treat children with candies.Unfortunately, for...
  • Your retirement spending guidelines
    Your retirement spending guidelines
    How much should you spend when you’re retired? Interesting question. Even if you have a high net worth, you will face uncertainty over how much you can afford to spend in retirement – especially if you are a retired business owner or...
  • EIC Limit
    Introducing the earned income credit limits for 2014, 2015
    Each tax season is different. Every taxpayer knows the pressure is on, but the IRS changes the rules every year. You never know how much money to pay or if you’ll get a refund.The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) was introduced to get more...
  • Retirement on the horizon
    Retirement income – get the assurance of knowing you have enough
    Retirement on the horizon? Congratulations -- you have a lot to look forward to. Today’s retirees are generally healthier, living longer and more active and engaged with everything their new life has to offer. But all of that good news can...
  • BLS Spotlight on Statistics
    Are Recovery Jobs Good Jobs?
    Where have all the good jobs gone? The Great Recession took 8.7 million jobs. Since that time the jobs have been returning and those who had given up their job search are slowly returning back to the workforce. The US Department of Labor, Bureau...
  • Some Things To Consider When Starting A Business
    Some Things To Consider When Starting A Business
    Thinking about starting a business, an important accomplishment is to acquire some knowledge about general tax responsibilities. These tax responsibilities include entity choice, business taxes, accounting methods and healthcare.Entity Choice - In...
  • Hookah smoking soaring among high school seniors
    Hookah smoking soaring among high school seniors
    In recent years, smoking a hookah, or water pipe, has increased in popularity in the United States, particularly among younger individuals. A new study has examined hookah smoking among US high school seniors. They found that use varied based on...
  • NeNe Leakes
    ‘RHOA’ stars want more money for filming the newest season of the show
    “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star NeNe Leakes was one of the housewives from Atlanta, who got a rumored $1 million for filming the previous season, but it sounds like the other housewives want more to continue. Of course, Kenya...
  • Sonja Morgan
    ‘RHONY’ star Sonja Morgan makes $426K from Bravo show
    “The Real Housewives of New York” star Sonja Morgan has been filming the show since the third season and she has been experiencing some serious financial issues while filming the show. She has been sharing her bankruptcy issues on the...
  • Explain definition
    Mortgage tip of the week: Letter of Explanation
    Letters of Explanation!LOX or LOE...whichever letters your loan officer calls them by, it is still by far one of the best tools available when communicating with the underwriter about your particular loan.The letter of explanation is recommended...
  • SSI
    Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
    SSI is the basic federal safety net program for the elderly, blind and disabled, providing them with a minimum guaranteed income. For 2014, the maximum federal SSI benefit is $721 a month for an individual and $1,082 a month for a couple. These...