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May 21, 2021
What Are the Best Alternatives to a Traditional Savings Account?

A basic savings account can be a great place to start when you’re new to saving. It’s also an excellent choice if you have a small balance. There are alternates if you need a more robust savings plan or want to increase the amount of interest being paid. Money Market Account A money market account is a…

January 12, 2021
Am I Eligible for the Second Stimulus Check?

Just before 2020 ended and 2021 began, President Trump signed a second pandemic relief bill. This bill included a second round of stimulus checks, or Economic Impact Payments, that will be sent to Americans under certain income thresholds in the coming weeks. Some of these checks have already started filtering in via direct deposit. As…

December 23, 2020
If I Can Pay off My Debt, Is it Better for My Credit to Pay it off Slowly or All at Once?

I think I’m going to receive a large tax refund this year that could help me pay off my debts. If I’m able to pay off all of my debt, should I do it all at once or is it better for my credit to pay it off slowly over time? Submitted by an anonymous…

December 08, 2020
Ask an Expert Episode 1: Let’s Talk about Holiday Spending

The holiday season is officially upon us and we know how tempting it may be to shop without a set budget in mind. That’s why we’ve teamed up with SaverLife Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Tania Brown to help bring you our first ever “Ask An Exper...

January 05, 2021
I’m Married and Filed Jointly, Then the IRS Kept My Refund. What Happened?

Sometimes you don’t realize it is going to happen. You are expecting your tax refund and it never arrives. You may ask your tax professional or call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040. Here’s what may have happened: they kept the refund because your s...