Category: Money Matters

Declutter Your Life: Ordering Your Paperwork

Clutter Stress

Did you know disorganization can cost you money and sometimes your peace of mind? Lost receipts make it difficult to return unwanted items.  Rebates, over-pays, and the like can expire, resulting in lost money.  Misplaced bills often mean… Read More

Getting By in Uncertain Times: Freeing Up Money From Services

Annuit Coeptis

There are so many things we have no control over.  Case in point: unpaid and furloughed federal workers are coming up on missing a second paycheck disbursement.  For most, household bills come due monthly.  When the monthly budget… Read More

Getting By in Uncertain Times – It’s a Family Thing

It’s a Family Thing From as early of an age as four or five years old, children can be taught they are part of a team and the family team has to modify some behaviors to help conserve… Read More

Getting by in Uncertain Times: Communication Is Key

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Lean on those in our inner circle. When we experience periods in our lives when there seem to be more questions than answers, it’s extremely important to keep the lines of communication open.  In stressful times we are… Read More

Sending Money Overseas

Sending Money Overseas A money transfer or sending money overseas is the same thing as wiring money; the terms are used interchangeably.  These terms are most commonly used to refer to sending money to friends and relatives outside… Read More

Romance Scams: Exploring the Creepy Cupids Trolling the Internet

Heart Caught in Spider Web

Romance Scams Valentine’s Day is intended for matters of the romantic heart rather than heartache over being financially duped, but such is not always the case.  The FBI reports that in 2017 alone, well-intended and/or love-struck individuals were… Read More

The Earned Income Tax Credit

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For 2018, individuals and families have a shot of a tax credit ranging from $519 – $6,431. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) was established to offset the burden of Social Security taxes by reducing or eliminating the… Read More