Archive - February 2018

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How to Prepare Your Taxes & File Your Tax Return – (Possibly for Free!)
2
Financial Infidelity Breaks Hearts and Budgets
3
The Markets Can’t Go Up Indefinitely, Can They?
4
Exemptions and Dependents for 2017 Tax Returns
5
Debt and Your Dating Life

How to Prepare Your Taxes & File Your Tax Return – (Possibly for Free!)

Thank you H&R Block for sponsoring this post. While this was a sponsored opportunity from H&R Block, all content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Filing your taxes isn’t always fun. But it doesn’t have to be a complicated process or take a long time. If your situation is fairly basic, you can file your taxes in less than half an hour. Of course, the more complicated your situation, the more time it may take.

Regardless of how complicated your situation is, you can make the process faster and easier by using a checklist to gather your paperwork and

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Financial Infidelity Breaks Hearts and Budgets

In “The gift you don’t want for Valentine’s Day,”  CNBC discusses financial infidelity. The article opens with a story about how a spouse ended up revealing the credit card debt he had hidden from his wife during a session with a financial advisor.

 

The article offers things to look out for but it is not an exhaustive list and noticing one thing does not mean that you should assume the worst.

Hidden information:

If you used to get financial statements in the mail but they stop arriving, look into what happened to these statements. …

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The Markets Can’t Go Up Indefinitely, Can They?

2017 was such a good year for the stock markets that it set a record with 12 consecutive positive monthly returns. This was the most highs since 1910 for the Dow. And daily volatility was just 0.30%, much lower than the average of 0.65%.

It has the average investor worried. For over a year, many have been saying that a drop in the US stock market is inevitable. Nervous investors got out of the market months before the 2016 presidential elections and have missed a 26% rise since then.

Recently, I have heard people comment, “The markets can’t go up …

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Exemptions and Dependents for 2017 Tax Returns

It is important to know and understand who can be claimed as a dependent, as well as who can generate a personal exemption for your taxes. It’s not as simple as you might think, especially in complex family situations, such as when a child lives separate from one of his parents, or when there are more than two generations living in the same home.

And best of all, you only really need to know this for the 2017 tax year (at least the exemption part), since exemptions are eliminated for your 2018 tax return.

Recently the IRS published IRS Tax …

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Debt and Your Dating Life

Would you stop dating someone because of their debt?

Washington Post finance columnist Michelle Singletary admits that while she ‘loathes’  debt, she also would not judge someone based on debt alone. While you do not want someone to take advantage of you or lose out on a good relationship, you also do not want to ignore it if your honey owes a lot of people money.  She offers tips on what to look for in “Is debt a deal breaker when dating? Four signs that it is.”  And before you quiz someone you are dating, you might …

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