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How Does Unemployment Affect My Taxes?
Taxes aren’t likely to be top of mind as you overcome financial hardship. However, you are required to pay income tax on unemployment income.
US Gift Tax Explained: Is Gift Money Taxable In 2021?
To avoid having to file a gift tax return and possibly even pay the gift tax, be careful that you don’t inadvertently exceed your annual gift tax exclusion in any one year.
12 Types Of Nontaxable Income
Most income earned by U.S. citizens is subject to federal and sometimes also state taxation.
Tax Deduction Vs. Tax Credit: What’s The Difference?
Many look at the new year as a fresh start. It can be a way to put the previous year behind you and focus on the future. But the new year also means that tax time is approaching. 
Retirement Savings: The Saver’s Credit Explained
Participating in retirement savings plans is not only a great way to help ensure a financially secure retirement, but it’s also an opportunity to realize tax benefits.
The Pros & Cons Of Hiring A Tax Professional
Doing your taxes can get complicated. This is especially true for high-income earners with financial complexities like business ownership, homeownership, and multiple investments.
Five Money Lessons That Don’t Apply In 2021
I think we can all agree that 2020 was an unprecedented year for so many reasons. In addition to the obvious health risks that we’ve all faced, the year took an emotional and financial toll on many of us.
Weekly Market Digest: What’s In The $900 Billion Coronavirus Relief Bill?
Despite the year-end holiday season, this week was filled with events that will significantly impact many of us throughout the coming months and years.
Stock Options Vs. RSUs: How They Differ
Companies don’t always do the best job of educating folks on what their holdings are actually worth.
Weekly Market Digest: Holidays, Vaccine Optimism Drive U.S. Stocks To All-Time Highs
This week acts as a fresh reminder that, while at an individual level COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc, the markets continue to run higher despite the challenges faced by many.
How I Set My Financial Priorities
When it comes to your financial game plan, it can be difficult to know where to start.
Weekly Market Digest: Stocks Slide As 2020 Election Looms, COVID-19 Cases Rise
The U.S. Presidential election is less than a week away, new COVID-19 infections are setting records globally and within the U.S., and France and Germany have entered lockdowns again.
Weekly Market Digest: Big Tech Draws Big Focus From Regulators
Beyond the expected focus on the impending election, and the coronavirus, this week was marked by the increased impending regulatory scrutiny of big tech.
Weekly Market Digest: Uncertain Stimulus Timeline May Drive Volatility
U.S. stocks were flat for the week while international stocks were down. In Europe, data showed a resurgence in new coronavirus cases per day, sparking talks of potential renewed lockdown measures.
How Will The Presidential Election Impact The Stock Market?
The 2020 U.S. Presidential election is now less than 30 days away, and with COVID still surging across the country, mail-in ballots are already being collected and tallied.
Weekly Market Digest: All Eyes On Stimulus
All eyes on stimulus. For the second week in a row, optimism over another fiscal stimulus package was the primary narrative driving equities higher.
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