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How low can interest rates go?

interest rates

Looking back to the start of the century, interest rates have been in decline. Back then the Aggregate Bond Index was paying over 7%. Today? Just 1%. This means in order for ...

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Dave Says – Are utilities included?

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Need some financial advice? Debt and income crisis? Pay off the house mortgage first? Check cashing? Taxes? Credit Cards? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey.   Are utilities included? Dear Dave, ...

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Should you change investments ahead of the election? Maybe.

stocks, investments

Worried about what might happen to financial markets and your investments if we have the first contested election in 20 years, or if your candidate doesn’t win? You aren’t alone. Unfavorability ratings ...

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Dave Says – Many benefits to budgeting

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Need some financial advice? Debt and income crisis? Pay off the house mortgage first? Check cashing? Taxes? Credit Cards? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey.   Dear Dave, Some friends recently ...

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Unemployment compensation is taxable; Have tax withheld now and avoid a tax-time surprise

taxes, umemployment

With millions of Americans now receiving taxable unemployment compensation, many of them for the first time, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding people receiving unemployment compensation that they can have tax withheld ...

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Dave Says – Teachable moments are valuable at any age

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Need some financial advice? Debt and income crisis? Pay off the house mortgage first? Check cashing? Taxes? Credit Cards? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey.   Teachable moments are valuable at ...

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Who’s gonna pay for the ‘free’ lunch

free lunch

The saying “there’s no such thing as a free lunch” has been attributed to many people over the years. Someone must produce and someone must pay for what we consume. There has ...

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Dave Says – Responsibilities come first

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Need some financial advice? Debt and income crisis? Pay off the house mortgage first? Check cashing? Taxes? Credit Cards? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey.   Responsibilities come first   Dear ...

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Nearly 1/3 of investors 65+ sold stocks at the market bottom

stocks, investments

Typically when you fail to plan, you are planning to fail. It’s best to have a plan before trouble comes, rather than make emotional decisions on the fly during times of duress ...

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Dave Says – Tithe on stimulus check?

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Need some financial advice? Debt and income crisis? Pay off the house mortgage first? Check cashing? Taxes? Credit Cards? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey. Tithe on stimulus check?   Dear ...

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IRS announces rollover relief for RMDs from retirement accounts that were waived under the CARES Act

retirement

The Internal Revenue Service announced that anyone who already took a required minimum distribution (RMD) in 2020 from certain retirement accounts now has the opportunity to roll those funds back into a ...

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Dave Says: Be professional and respectful

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Need some financial advice? Debt and income crisis? Pay off the house mortgage first? Check cashing? Taxes? Credit Cards? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey.   Be professional and respectful   ...

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The trouble with trillions

trillions

Recently, President Trump signed ‘phase 3.5’ of emergency interim coronavirus relief, which comes with nearly a half trillion dollar cost. All told the current running total is in the trillions, exceeding $4 ...

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Use IRS non-filers tool to get Economic Impact Payment; many low-income, homeless qualify

Economic Impact Payment

The Internal Revenue Service is reminding low-income Americans to use the free, online tool Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info to quickly and easily register to receive their Economic Impact Payment. “The IRS is working ...

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Dave Says: Is it an emergency?

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Need some financial advice? Debt and income crisis? Pay off the house mortgage first? Check cashing? Taxes? Credit Cards? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey.   Is it an emergency? Dear ...

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The RMD Holiday

retirement

The RMD Holiday – We said last month that retirees are one of the highest and most unfairly taxed groups out there and stressed the importance of tax reduction planning when it ...

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Your taxes: Tax Day is now July 15, 2020

taxes, umemployment

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, you will now have more time to file and pay your state and federal taxes. Both the IRS and state revenue departments have extended the DUE DATE ...

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Dave Says: Great start, but follow the steps

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Need some financial advice? Debt and income crisis? Pay off the house mortgage first? Check cashing? Taxes? Credit Cards? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey.   Great start, but follow the ...

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Ways to avoid the new tax increase on retirement accounts

retirement accounts

Last month we discussed the SECURE Act and its projected $15.7 billion tax increase on beneficiaries of tax deferred retirement accounts (like 401(k)s, 403(bs), TSPs, IRAs, etc.). The only ones excluded from ...

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Dave Says: Landlords and duplexes

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Need some financial advice? Debt and income crisis? Pay off the house mortgage first? Check cashing? Taxes? Credit Cards? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey.   Landlords and duplexes Dear Dave, ...

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The new $15.7 billion tax on retirement accounts

retirement

We have a saying around our office that retirees are one of the highest and most unfairly taxed groups out there and with the recent passage of the SECURE Act things are ...

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Don’t be victim to ‘ghost’ tax return preparers

tax scams

With the start of the 2020 tax filing season near, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers to avoid unethical “ghost” tax return preparers. According to the IRS, a ghost preparer does ...

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Dave Says: Teaching the value of work…and money

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Need some financial advice? Debt and income crisis? Pay off the house mortgage first? Check cashing? Taxes? Credit Cards? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey.   Dear Dave, Is it okay ...

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Get ready for taxes: Important things to know about refunds

  As tax filing season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service cautions taxpayers not to rely on receiving their refunds by a certain date, especially when making major purchases or paying bills. Some ...

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Dave Says: Should you have renter’s insurance?

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Need some financial advice? Debt and income crisis? Pay off the house mortgage first? Check cashing? Taxes? Credit Cards? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey.   Dear Dave, We just helped ...

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