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401(k) Management: The Foundation for a Golden Retirement

The most common retirement plan offered by employers is the 401(k), which puts a portion of your paycheck, often along with an employer-sponsored incentive in the form of a percent match, into an account. You can set this account to a target date fund, or you can take a...... Read More

How Your Small Business Could Be Saving More Money

Nearly every small business is subject to nonessential expenses that effectively make them less efficient and profitable. Some expenses may seem small, but they add up over time. Below are some tips in frugality that can have a positive impact on your bottom line. Rainy Day Savings It’s wise...... Read More

Could the SECURE Act Affect Your Retirement?

Congress has noticed that American workers generally don’t have enough saved for retirement and has decided to address the issue with the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement or SECURE Act, which aims to improve the nation’s retirement system. With bipartisan support the bill recently passed in the...... Read More

8 Tips to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck

More than three-quarters of full-time workers live paycheck-to-paycheck, and one in 10 workers making $100,000 or more say they’re stuck in the paycheck-to-paycheck cycle. If you’re managing to stash away funds for retirement and emergencies, living paycheck to paycheck isn’t necessarily concerning, but according to Bankrate, a quarter of...... Read More

How to Ensure Your Company Maintains Good Bank Credit

Bank credit is the amount of funds a business can borrow from a bank. It’s a subset of business credit, which is the total amount of money a business can get from all different types of creditors, such as credit card companies, credit unions, leasing companies, and suppliers (called...... Read More

How to Spring Clean Your Personal Finances

Spring cleaning is about taking stock of your belongings, analyzing what to keep, what to donate or sell, and what to clean or fix up. But don’t forget to extend your cleaning to your personal budget, finances, and paper files. Read on for a few tips to get started....... Read More

How to Put Your Tax Refund Toward Retirement

If you’re receiving a tax refund this year, cut the temptation for a spending spree and use that money in a way to help grow your nest egg for future years. It might not seem as glamorous as, say, splurging on an exotic getaway, but focusing on long-term strategies...... Read More

What to Do If You Owe Taxes to the IRS

So you filed your tax returns and discovered that you owe tax money to Uncle Sam. Now what? Whether you can afford to pay the balance in full now or you need some time to pay, below are your different payment options. When You Need More Time If you...... Read More

Small Businesses Should Avoid These Common Startup Mistakes

Nearly every entrepreneur will make mistakes when starting a business. Some mistakes are minor and can be chalked up to learning curves and trial-and-error, but some mistakes could have a long-term effect on your business. Here are some common startup mistakes to avoid when starting your small business. Skimping...... Read More

Last Minute Tips for Tax Season Mania

Tax season is officially upon us, and the April 15 deadline is swiftly approaching. If you’re a tax procrastinator, it’s time to buck up and get down to business / get to work. Rest assured you won’t be alone. One in seven Americans wait to file taxes until the...... Read More
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