Don’t overlook these 7 top tax breaks for the self-employed

There are a number of tax deductions available for the self-employed that are often overlooked. Most expenses related to your business can be deducted, the key to realizing these deductions is keeping accurate records of the years expenses and purchases. The IRS allows valuable tax breaks for businesses, that are intended to help sole-proprietors and […]

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How to Stay Safe After a Car Accident

Car accidents are scary. The trauma of the accident is sometimes compounded by injuries that happen directly after the accident. If your car is involved in an accident, you’ll need to follow a few simple steps to ensure your safety and limit your legal liability. No matter whose fault the accident was, you’ll need to […]

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Ready to Start an Estate Plan? 6 Key Documents to Have

An estate plan can protect your loved ones from financial ruin in the event of your death. If you are seriously injured, an estate plan can guide your loved ones as they make medical decisions for you. At the very least, everyone should have a last will and testament. Yet over 50 percent of Americans […]

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Twelve Ways to Lower Your Homeowners Insurance Costs

Did you know there are more than twelve different ways in which you can help to lower the cost of your homeowners insurance? Checking rates of different companies, raising your deductible to save on premiums, buying home and auto insurance from the same provider and making sure your home is more resistant to disasters are […]

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A Money Pro’s 3 Top Tips for Your Finances

A financial advisor can be a wonderful ally, but cannot build wealth for you or guarantee a stable financial future. Liz Davidson, a former hedge fund manager, describes what an advisor can and cannot do for you in her new book, “What Your Financial Advisor Isn’t Telling You.” Davidson covers such topics as investing basics, […]

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Seven Auto Insurance Buying Tips

Your auto insurance may not be as comprehensive as you think. As your family and driving needs change, you may also want to review your coverage to ensure that it meets your family’s needs. To save money on car insurance, consider dropping comprehensive coverage on a car that’s paid in full and more than five […]

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The 2 things many parents don’t do to protect their families

Life insurance and disability insurance can protect your family from financial ruin if something happens to you or your spouse. Even non-working spouses need insurance. If a stay-at-home parent dies, the surviving spouse will need to pay for help to replace the labor that the other parent performs. Many stay-at-home moms devote themselves to child […]

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Zip codes now being used to set car insurance premiums

Where someone lives has become as important as any other factor in the auto insurance industry today. Having an insurance broker with the right insight could translate into a heavier wallet for you. Learn how the practice of basing insurance premiums on location, while actually nothing new, has intensified in recent years. Regardless of the […]

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Who’ll Pay for Americans to Live to 100?

The good news is that Americans are living longer. The bad news? Our current retirement systems are not designed to support a life expectancy of 100 years. To replace one’s income during a retirement that lasts to 100, workers need to save over 30 percent of their income every single year of their working lives. […]

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