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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…

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 spouse owes money. This is often back taxes, both federal and state. But…

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 Expert” Facebook Live on December 10 at 12pm PT. Tania…

July 10, 2020
Why do credit sites recommend I get another credit card?

I’ve worked hard to get my credit score into the excellent range using only one credit card. I pay monthly before the due date. Why do credit sites like Credit Karma and Credit Sesame keep suggesting I get another credit card to improve my sc...

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 ...