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What To Do If the IRS Calls (Hint: It’s Not the IRS Calling)

2019-02-15T14:16:36-05:00February 15th, 2019|Blog|

Many people have been asking, "What do I do when the IRS calls  me?" The answer: The IRS, and other government organizations like the DMV or Social Security Office, will never call you unless you called them first. However, tax season is prime time for scam phone calls and emails. Email phishing scams were up [...]

Ways to Save On Your Cellphone Bill

2019-01-18T14:58:02-05:00January 18th, 2019|Blog|

Today, most of us depend immensely on our cellphones. I use mine to check in to flights, buy groceries, search the internet, and text and call my friends and family. However, while cell phones are essential for many people's lives, your cellphone bill could be a huge drain on your funds. Most bills runs $100 [...]

Setting a Financial New Year’s Resolution With Your Kid

2018-12-19T16:39:45-05:00December 19th, 2018|Blog|

Many of us may be setting our own financial New Year's resolution. You could be focused on sticking with your budget or starting an emergency fund. Whatever your goal, you can also use this time to help your child or grandchild set their own financial resolution. Doing so will not only teach them important financial [...]

How To Save More and Retire Earlier

2018-09-14T14:07:40-05:00September 14th, 2018|Blog|

While you can't always change the amount of money you're earning, you can change your mindset in order to save more. We often forget to invest in our savings because the reward is not immediate or tangible, but if you adjust the way you're looking at things, it will make it easier to save money [...]

Saving on Back-to-School Clothes

2018-07-11T11:34:14-05:00July 11th, 2018|Blog|

August and September can be expensive months. Between school supplies, backpacks, and a new wardrobe, you end up dropping a lot of money on school-aged children, but this need not be the case. If you're thrifty and clever, you can find great deals on children's clothes and get more bang for your buck. 1. Check [...]