4 signs you have an unhealthy relationship with money

Believe it or not, you can earn a six-figure salary and still be broke.  In fact, you can earn all the money in the world and still find a way to blow it, if you don’t have good financial habits. ...

Best ways to lower your tax bill

It’s time to start thinking about your taxes.  With some careful planning, you can take advantage of money-saving tax breaks you may otherwise miss.  ezTaxReturn automatically prompts you...

How to date when you’re in debt

Dating is hard in general but it’s even worse when you’re drowning in debt.  Some people believe you have to pull out all the stops and spend big bucks to be considered a good catch.  But what...

Which budgeting method is right for you?

Finding the right budgeting method for you can make it a lot easier to achieve your financial goals.  Ideally, you want a plan that's easy to follow and doesn't feel like torture.  Keep in mind that...

Smart year-end tax moves

Can you believe that 2018 is almost over?  Before we bring this year to a close, there are some tax-related things you need to do.  Taking our advice can lead to a lower tax bill and extra cash in...

Student loan program changes affect rates, repayment

In just a few weeks, thousands of recent high school graduates will pack up the minivan and head off to college. For many students, though, the thrill of embarking on a new adventure is tempered by the sobering reality of student debt. More than 60% of students borrow...

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Consumers rely on layaways to help with purchases

In today's economy, expendable cash is limited and people are hesitant to spend what they have. Consumers have changed their buying habits, finding creative ways to obtain items with less cash and limited credit. One such change is a resurgence of layaway. Blogs and...

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Help is out there for homeowners

From a busy office in Commerce, Calif., Isabel Duran sits at a desk with a heaping bowl of chocolates and counsels clients on the brink of losing their homes. The financial specialist talks on the phone to homeowners about options that will help them avoid...

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