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Relationships and Money

Is Money Causing Relationship Problems? We would all have a difficult time finding someone who hasn't been affected by divorce, either their own or a family member. During the hundreds of classes my fellow financial educators and I do...

“Leveling” our Expenses

  Make Your Expenses Predictable I regularly teach in my Budgeting (“Spending Plan”) classes that our goal should be to...

Managing Personal Finances at Tax Time

  Recommendations for what to do with your personal finances at income tax time For a country whose independence move started with a tax revolt, tax time in America typically splits our citizenry into three dominant camps of taxpayers, with only...

Spring Cleaning Your Finances

Get Your Finances Organized As You Spring Clean Spring is here with flowers and sunshine! With Spring fever in full swing,...

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FICO Explained

What Is a FICO? When it comes to credit scores (also generically referred to as a credit rating), most Americans know that they are important...

Properly including student loans on your taxes could increase your refund.

How Student Loans Affect Taxes

  Is College Tuition Tax Deductible? It’s tax time- again! You’re probably feeling pretty confident about how to complete your return since it’s not your first time...

Improving Your Credit Score

How To Improve Your Credit Score in 2018 This guide will help you know what a credit report and score is, how to review your credit report, tips on how you can improve your score and information regarding how...

Setting a budget will help prioritize expenses and spending.

Prioritizing Your Expenses

How to Prioritize Expenses Without considering which expenses are or should be our priority, we can easily allow any bill delivered to our Inbox or Mailbox to take...