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Tax Software vs. Tax Pro or Accountant: Which Should You Use?

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Reasons Why You Should Hire a Tax Professional for Taxes

It’s a new tax season and many of you all will be receiving your W-2s soon. The next step is to choose how you want to file your taxes this year. Should you use a tax software or hire a tax pro?

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How to save $3000 in 6 months

How to Save Money Fast: $3K in Six Months

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Money Saving Challenge: How to Save $3,000 in 6 Months

Saving money can be a difficult task and that isn’t completely our faults. Large corporations and their marketing departments are attempting to make spending money as easy and painless as possible, ultimately giving us a sort of high. Also, using plastic (credit or debit cards) to purchase items is painless because with paper money, you hand over one amount and get less in return.

With plastic, you hand over your card and get your card back, eliminating the immediate trigger of pain relating to loss.

Now certainly there are some of our own habits that contribute to a savings shortfall, such as fast food eating and vending machine buying. These need to be curbed or eliminated to boost saving potential.

Also, there are several other ways to help you save and as we continue on with this article, we will uncover effective ways for you to save $3,000 in a six-month period, or sooner. Read More

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Dave Ramsey Plan Explained

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Personal finance is an ever-growing topic because it has an affect on everyone. Every individual is exposed to money in some capacity and it is important to understand how it works. As with anything, there are self-help personalities, gurus and people who claim to have the secret to a winning formula. It can be difficult to find an individual that is genuine and provides a no-frills type of approach, but Dave Ramsey fits that bill.

He has been through a bankruptcy and has felt the pain many Americans are feeling on a daily basis.

Dave Ramsey is a personal finance personality who created a plan that is simple in nature and is effective at helping individuals and families eliminate debt.

In his book The Total Money Makeover, he lays out the Baby Steps, which are 7 steps to help and guide you through the process of eliminating debt and building wealth.

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Where do nurses get paid the most. #moneytips #nursetips

Where Do Nurses Make the Most Money

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Question of the Week: Where Do Nurses Make the Most Money

There are four professions that will never go out of business and they are farmers, because people won’t stop eating, plumbers because people won’t stop using the bathroom, funeral homes because people won’t stop dying, and nurses because people won’t stop getting sick.

Nursing continues to be one of the most popular fields in the country and as the baby boomer generation has aged, the demand for nurses has increased accordingly. Many of the reasons people choose nursing is the helping of others, but to be frank, the pay isn’t terrible either. That being said, it’s important to understand the value of a nurse in a given area.

This article will take a dive into some of the locations where nurses make the most money.

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1098T Tax Form Tips. Students can graduate college on top of their tax game! #taxtips

What Is A 1098-T Form Used For?

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Question of the Week: What Is A 1098-T Form Used For?

As the new tax season approaches, you may have already started receiving multiple documents to hand over to your tax preparer or accountant. Among all of those docs you may notice a tax form called a 1098-T. Don’t be afraid by this document at all.

Form 1098-T is a Tuition Statement used to help you understand which education credits you may qualify for relating to tuition and other school-related expenses paid during the tax year.

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