Take Advantage of the Education Tax Credits

Take Advantage of the Education Tax Credits

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As with everything taxes, the devil is in the details, and that includes the education tax credits, which come in two types with some different rules for each. Many people think the credits are for sending their children to college, which is…
School’s Out - Who Is Going to Take Care of the Kids?

School’s Out - Who Is Going to Take Care of the Kids?

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Summer has just arrived, and there is a tax break that working parents should know about. Many working parents must arrange for care of their children under 13 years of age (or any age if disabled) during the school vacation period. A popular…
Gift Tax Treatment of Tuition Plans

Gift Tax Treatment of Tuition Plans

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Qualified tuition plans (QTPs) provide a means for family members and others to save for the future educational needs of children. Investment earnings within a QTP account are tax deferred and not taxable when withdrawn if used to pay qualified…

Are You Prepared for a Disaster?

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Article Highlights: Business Owners Family and Home Records Disaster Scams Self-help Publications Government Assistance This year’s wildfires, record rains, flooding, tornadoes, hurricanes and potential for earthquakes…
10 Mistakes Most Small Business Owners Miss When Starting Out

10 Mistakes Most Small Business Owners Miss When Starting Out

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The process of starting a small business can be an arduous one; there are numerous steps that need to be taken — and often in a precise order — to legally establish a business. As a result, the process can be overwhelming. Unfortunately,…
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5 Employee Training Tactics That Actually Work

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Article by Nicole Fallon | Found on Business News Daily Every new job has a learning curve – and every existing job evolves over time. Consistent learning and training helps employees build and sharpen their skills, and ensures that your…
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Your Money: Three Big Ideas to Make it Easier to Save for College

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Article by Beth Pinkser | Article Found on Reuters Surveys regularly find that Americans have no idea what a 529 college savings plan is, so a little tinkering under the hood is definitely needed. For more than 20 years, families have…

Why Skipping Community College Could Be A $20,000 Mistake

Article by Andrew Josuweit | Found on Forbes When Adam Reres was in high school, he decided to take a different route than many of his peers. Rather than go straight to the four-year school of his dreams, he decided to start his education…

Should Your High Schooler Get an After-School Job?

Article by Beth Kobliner | Article Found on INC.COM When my friend Cassie was a senior in high school, she cashiered at a local supermarket. She earned enough money to go out with friends without asking her cash-strapped mom for a handout.…
Shrinking Financial Aid Curbs Impact of Slowing College Tuition Increases

Shrinking Financial Aid Curbs Impact of Slowing College Tuition Increases

By Douglas Belkin | Featured on WSJ Relatively modest rise in 2015-2016 amplified by near-zero inflation and pullback in grants Tuition increases at U.S. colleges have plateaued after decades of steep growth, but stagnant wages, near-zero…