Money Makeover Monday: Beware Of Automatic Payments

All of us today  look for ways to make routine tasks easier to complete.  For many,  the days of  having a bin in the house to collect paper statements  is  nonexistent.    More people are setting up automated payments for their recurring monthly payments.    It not only  saves  time, but eliminates the need to order checks,  buy stamps and envelopes. …

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It’s 2044, Suddenly Minority, Now What?

America has been witnessing a presidential election cycle that baffles many.  Donald Trump’s June presidential announcement was received as a joke by most pundits. Several months later, these same pundits are referring to him as frontrunner. Trump stories dominate cable news coverage. Despite his popularity and soaring poll numbers, many are waiting for the Trump candidacy to flat-line. Meanwhile, Trump has tapped into an…

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Money Makeover Monday: Getting Ready For Tax Season

Good News!  The deadline for filing  2015 tax  returns is Monday, April 18, 2016.   What gives  taxpayers  three extra days?   Emancipation Day,  the federal holiday which will be celebrated in Washington DC  on  April 15. Tax season can be very intimidating.  It involves a lot of paperwork and some confusion.   Tax codes change constantly  so there is always something new …

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Money Makeover Monday: Eliminate Temptation

We started this year discussing our financial fitness priority to eliminate debt.  One way we can start  eliminating  debt is to decrease  spending.  Today, we can damage  our budgets  sitting at  our computers  or  on smartphones.   We can have anything from groceries to  furniture delivered to our front door without ever greeting a sales associate!   How  do we handle this…

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