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  • 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...
  • health care
    Health Care income cut off varies widely by state
    In the state of New York, a family of 4 can make up to $95,400 annually and still qualify its children for comprehensive health coverage, while families in Arizona must make less than $33,400 to qualify their children, according to a PointCare...
  • CAA Reachning for gambling dollars 032514
    Giving up an owed money life
    San Diegans who ask Gamblers Anonymous to help them regain a financial footing after an opportunity to live a secure life was ruined by the cost of gambling choose to share a common problem with other gamblers. Members act their part giving...
  • Apollo Nida
    ‘RHOA’ star Apollo Nida hustling for money as he sells autographs
    “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Apollo Nida was charged with identify theft and fraud after starting various businesses using various names that were not his own. Even though Phaedra Parks is his wife, it sounds like she wasn...
  • Sustainable Retirement
    Making retirement financially sustainable
    One dictionary definition of “sustainable” is “able to be maintained” – and it’s something we hear often these days, mostly in relation to maintaining the ecological balance of our world. That’s the big...
  • Home prices rise for 10th consecutive quarter says FHFA
    Home prices rise for 10th consecutive quarter says FHFA
    U.S. home prices rose 1.2 percent for the fourth quarter of 2013 making 10 consecutive quarters that US Home prices went up. This was according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) House Price Index (HPI) released today. This index is...
  • Kailyn Lowry and Javi Marroquin
    ‘Teen Mom’ star Javi Marroquin denies making big money on the show
    “Teen Mom” star Javi Marroquin may just have joined the show last season when he met Kailyn and got married to her before he headed off for the air force training school, but it appears that many people think that he is making big...