Tax Preparation Fees: What’s The Average Cost of Tax Preparation?

Gina Freeman
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If you’ve never hired a tax preparer before, you’re probably wondering, “How much does it cost to have your taxes done by a professional?” Average tax preparation fees depend on three factors – How organized are your taxes? Where do you live? How complicated are your taxes?

Wire Transfers: What Banks Charge

Rebecca Lake
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Wire transfers can be a convenient way to send money, but you may pay a fee for this service. Learn what banks charge for wire transfer fees.

How to Open A Savings Account

Rebecca Lake
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Opening a savings account is easy. Figuring out which one to get is a little more involved. If saving money is one of your top financial goals, opening a savings account is an important first step to keep your funds safe and separate. You’ll need to know what the requirements are for how to start… Continue reading How to Open A Savings Account

Emergency Fund: What It Is and How to Build It

Gina Freeman
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An emergency fund is money that you set aside for unexpected difficulties. Every financial plan should include emergency savings. It’s smart to cover emergency savings before directing money into investments or unnecessary spending.

What Is Payroll Tax Deferral: Everything You Need to Know

Gina Freeman
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The payroll tax deferral may have created controversy and confusion. You probably have a few questions yourself: Does my employer offer payroll tax deferral? Should I opt in or out? Do I have to pay the money back? How should I use the money? The fact is most employees won’t be able to defer their payroll taxes. But there is a way to create your own tax deferral and control your financial destiny in 2020 and 2021.

Does It Make A Difference Where I Have My Savings Account?

Richard Barrington
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Could you be getting more out of your savings account? Chances are the answer is yes. See ten reasons your choice of savings account can make a difference to how much you have in that account at the end of the year.

High Yield Savings Accounts for 2022

Richard Barrington
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Want to earn more money this year? Switching to a high yield savings account is a quick and easy way to put more money in the bank by the end of this year.

How to Save Money for Your Kids

William Cowie
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Better than toys or fleeting memories, grandparents can help give their grandchildren a head start in life with a savings account.

7 Ways The CoronavirUS Could Change How You Bank

Richard Barrington
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Is the coronavirus outbreak changing how you bank? Here’s how to protect your finances by changing some banking habits and reviewing your retirement plan.

What Is The Minimum Amount of Interest Required to Report?

Richard Barrington
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Unsure whether you need to report small amounts of interest earned on bank accounts? Chances are you do have to report, even if the bank did not send you a Form 1099-INT. See guidelines for reporting and what you can do about earning more interest next year.

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