Although the tax return filing deadline has come and gone, it’s never too early to start planning for next year’s tax return. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some common summertime situations that could affect your taxes:Continue reading
Home equity represents a significant portion of the average retiree’s wealth. If you’re 62 or older and house-rich but cash-poor, a reverse mortgage loan allows you to convert part of the equity in your home into cash – without having to sell your home. You can use this cash to finance a home improvement, pay off your current mortgage, supplement your retirement income, or pay for healthcare expenses. A reverse mortgage is not without risk, however.Continue reading
Contributions to a Health Savings Account (HSA) are used to pay the account owner’s current or future medical expenses, their spouse, and any qualified dependent and are adjusted annually for inflation. For 2023, the annual inflation-adjusted contribution limit for a Health Savings Account (HSA) increases to $3,850 for individuals with self-only coverage (up $200 from 2022) and $7,750 for family coverage (up $450 from 2022).Continue reading
In most cases, gains from sales are taxable. But did you know that if you sell your home, you may not have to pay taxes?
Here are ten facts to remember if you sell your home this year.Continue reading
With teen employment expected to be plentiful this summer, with better pay and more opportunities, chances are good that your high school or college student will have a job this summer.
Here’s what they should know about summer jobs and taxes:Continue reading
It’s never too late to start saving for retirement, but the sooner you begin, the more time your money has to grow. That’s because gains each year build on the prior year’s gains thanks to the power of compound interest–and it’s the best way to accumulate wealth. Let’s take a look at ten tips to help you when saving for retirement:Continue reading
When creating a budget, it’s essential to estimate your spending as realistically as possible.
Here are five budget-related errors commonly made by small businesses and some tips for avoiding them.Continue reading
Now that tax season is over, it’s time to get the new tax year off to a good start by checking your federal income tax withholding. Taxpayers can do this by using the Tax Withholding Estimator on IRS.gov. Let’s take a look at why using this valuable online tool is a good idea:Continue reading
Military personnel and their families face unique life challenges with their duties, expenses, and transitions. As such, military members may qualify for tax benefits unavailable to civilians. For example, they don’t have to pay taxes on some types of income. Special rules may lower the tax they owe or allow them more time to file and pay their federal taxes.Continue reading
One of the most important decisions you’ll make when starting a business is choosing the right business entity. It’s a decision that impacts many things–from the amount of taxes you pay to how much paperwork you have to deal with and what type of personal liability you face.Continue reading