8 Biggest Mistakes In Tax Planning

Planning pays off in most endeavors, and planning can pay off very well with respect to taxes — or more accurately, failure to plan can cost you a lot of money. How, you ask? Consider these eight examples of planning failures that can lead to unpleasant tax surprises. 1. Poor Organization – Do you organize…
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Good News On The Jobs Front

by Michael Dubrow, MoneyTips Contributor Strong Jobs Report Meets with Market Approval So much for talk of a new recession. Friday’s jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed strong growth in jobs in February, easing fears among some on Wall Street that the early 2016 market erosion could lead to recession. Employers added…
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Buying A House More Difficult Due To Rising National Costs

$51,000 Salary Needed To Buy Median-Priced House by Jeff Hoyt, MoneyTips Editor-in-Chief A study by mortgage information website HSH.com has shown that the average American needs a $51,000-plus annual salary to afford an average home. It found that in many cities in the United States, the average home cost of a single-family home has continued…
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6 Top Mortgage Myths

The home-buying process can be difficult enough without mortgage myths getting in the way of your thinking. It is easy to find these myths disguised as conventional wisdom. Let’s take a look at six of the top mortgage myths that can lead you astray. 1. You Should Always Own Instead of Rent – Some people…
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Criminals Target Stores Without Chip Readers

by Jeff Hoyt, MoneyTips Editor-in-Chief While many credit card companies and banks have made the switch to cards with microchips in them, there are still a number of stores that haven’t updated their card reader technology. These stores still use the magnetic strip to make credit card transactions and criminals are creating lists of these…
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