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  • Get more money with the EITC
    The earned income credit is helping thousands of Americans
    Back in 1975, The Earned Income Tax Credit began and as part of President Clinton’s anti-poverty policy in 1993, the program grew significantly. In essence it was a subsidy from the federal government to help those with low wages.You can be...
  • Vacant buildings in Detroit
    Failing liberal states losing residents by the millions
    Americans are flocking to red states in droves. As reportedby the Daily Signal on Sunday, a new study fromthe American Legislative Exchange Council finds that California, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Illinois have suffered a net loss of...
  • Do the splits with your partner
    Pension income splitting can work for you
    When you and your partner do the splits, you can save on taxes! The federal government allows individuals to save on income tax by letting married or common-law couples shift up to 50% of eligible pension income from one spouse to another. In...
  • Extra Help through Social Security is a big help for seniors.
    Extra Help through Social Security is a big help for seniors.
    As people grow older the need for additional prescription drugs can prove to be a debilitating condition by itself! The famous gap in drug coverage for 2015 occurs when $2960 has been expended and stays in force until $4700 has been spent; these...
  • Legacy of central banks since credit crisis is record $200 trillion global debt
    Legacy of central banks since credit crisis is record $200 trillion global debt
    On Feb. 6, results from a new research report by McKinsey shows that global debt has reached an all-time record high of nearly $200 trillion, with over $57 trillion of that being created since central banks like the Federal Reserve, European...
  • Money is most common stress factor for US adults
    Money is most common stress factor for US adults
    Stress is highly prevalent in today’s society for a number of reasons, including terrorism, crime, and finances. A new survey released on February 5 by the American Psychiatric Association (APA), the 2015 Stress in America report, found that...
  • 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...
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