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Jul 12 2015

Credit History

Beware of “Fast Fixes” For Accurate Credit Problems By Jason Alderman To get a glimpse of your financial future, many businesses look at your financial past. This history is contained in your credit report. Your credit report determines everything from whether you qualify for a loan and the rate you’ll pay on that loan, to …

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Jan 08 2015

Smart Moves for Transitioning Vets

Predatory lending, home, disability, and health issues threatens our veterans   By Jason Alderman The latest generations of veterans face a particularly complicated financial picture, attributed to multiple deployments, a tough civilian economy, predatory lending threats at home and disability and health issues. That’s why the Veterans Financial Coalition (http://www.veteransfinancialcoalition.org) was formed in June 2014 …

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Dec 29 2014

Smart Tax Moves To Consider Before New Year’s Eve

By Jason Alderman The flurry of activity during the last weeks of December can make it difficult to pay attention to finances. If you want to save on your tax bill come April, now’s the time to make some critical moves. If you have a tax advisor or financial planner, it’s wise to run these …

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Dec 02 2014

Reading New Social Security Statements

Story By Jason Alderman No matter how far away you are from retirement, it’s important to understand your Social Security benefits – and there’s a particularly good reason to do it now. The Social Security Administration (SSA) is bringing back annual paper benefits statements for the first time in three years. It stopped in 2011 …

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Nov 18 2014

SIX Must-Know Facts About Obamacare Open Enrollment

By Jason Alderman If you buy your own health insurance, add this important date to your yearend to-do list: November 15. That’s the date open enrollment is available for individual healthcare plans offered through the Healthcare.gov site, your respective health insurance marketplace (https://www.healthcare.gov/medicaid-chip/eligibility/) or independent agents in your community. If you’re working for a company …

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Oct 14 2014

New Car: How to Pay Less

Late last year, my wife and I were in the unenviable position of needing to shop for a new car, since the used car lease I’d assumed was about to expire. I knew it would probably have to last until my kids were well into college, so I spent a long time investigating how to …

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Nov 23 2013

Understanding the ‘Kiddie Tax’

For something whose nickname sounds so innocent, the “kiddie tax” certainly can wreak havoc on unprepared taxpayers’ yearly returns. Congress first introduced the kiddie tax as part of the Tax Reform Act of 1986 to discourage wealthy parents from sheltering their investment income in accounts under their children’s names, thereby avoiding paying taxes on the …

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Oct 31 2013

GI Bill eases college costs for military families

As Veteran’s Day approaches, this is a good time to remind our active duty service members and veterans about the many education assistance benefits available to them through the G.I. Bill and other government programs. Here’s a rundown of a few of the more commonly used programs: The Post 9/11 GI Bill is more flexible …

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