Tax Code Changes 2019

Personal Finances

tax code changes

The annual tax code changes can be confusing. No worries, though; we’ll walk you through everything you need to know for 2019. Though most changes won’t take effect until April 2019, some of them can impact the financial choices you’ll make this year. For that reason, here’s the details on the most important tax changes. 1.) Changes to the amounts …

Tax Scams 2019

Security and Scams

2019 Tax Scams

Each year, the IRS publishes the “Dirty Dozen,” a list of 12 scams that are rampant during that year’s tax season. This year, the IRS is cautioning taxpayers to be extra vigilant because of a 60% increase in email phishing scams over the past year. This is particularly disheartening, since it comes on the heels of a steady decline in …

Book Review: ‘Small Time Operator: How To Start Your Own Business, Keep Your Books, Pay Your Taxes, And Stay Out Of Trouble’

Business Finances

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Starting a business is a big challenge. You need to learn everything there is to know about an industry, and you have to do it all on the fly, by the seat of your pants. You’ve got to build relationships with customers, advertise, hire and manage employees, and do most of the work yourself. Beyond these challenges, there’s also the …

Students Beware: Scammers Prey On Learners Of All Ages

Security and Scams, Student Money Tips

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As if college wasn’t stressful enough, here’s another thing for students to worry about: being on high alert for scams. For many young people, college is the first taste of financial independence; scammers prey on this naivete. Also, the expense of college gives students financial pressure, which becomes ammunition for scammers. Read on to discover three tricks criminals use to …