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  • The GOP Tax Plan: How Will You Fare?

    Cut, Cut, Cut After a short delay and with significant fanfare, the House of Representatives released the Republican tax reform plan last Thursday. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – or, if you prefer the Trumpian term, the "Cut...
  • What we spend on Valentine's Day

    This Valentine's Day, besides sappy songs, Americans will hear a lot of "Marry me?" and "Ka-ching!" Amidst a staggering nine million marriage proposals, Americans are estimated to spend $20 billion on Valentine's...

  • Top 9 tax benefits of parenthood

    Congratulations! You have just been handed your first little bundle of joy in the hospital and have embarked on the long journey of parenthood. It is a trip full of joyful experiences that make the corresponding aggravations...

  • Stocks bounce at the end of an awful week

    The Dow jumped 300 points at Friday's open after a rough week in the stock market.
  • 5 mistakes to avoid when filing taxes early

    Early Birds Should Be Careful Have you been waiting patiently to file your taxes? If so, you're in luck. 

  • Super Bowl numbers: Fun facts about the big game

    Super Bowl LII (52 to you non-Romans) will take place at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Sunday, February 4. We could have had the Jacksonville Jaguars in their first Super Bowl appearance facing the Minnesota Vikings as...

  • Lehigh woman dies after being struck by truck

    Troopers said the 28-year-old woman was walking in the path of oncoming traffic on Joel Boulevard when a pickup struck her.

  • How new tax law affects homeowners

    The changing landscape of deductions

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    7 popular tax credits - do you qualify?

    Are you looking to save money on your taxes? To maximize your tax savings, check your eligibility for tax credits.

  • New 2018 tax laws: What every taxpayer needs to know

    Did you hear that there are tax changes for 2018? Unless you've been in a coma or vacationing in North Korea over the last several months, you probably know that recent sweeping changes were made to the tax laws....

  • Top 10 ways to use unwanted gift cards

    What can you do with a gift card that you will never use? We have a few suggestions for your consideration.

  • Student loan defaults on the rise

    Americans owe the government approximately $1.37 trillion in student loans.

  • 5 predictions from economists for 2018

    Who would dare to make economic predictions for 2018 in the age of Trump? We can try, with the help of economists and other experts in the financial field. Here are our predictions for five major economic metrics in 2018. ...

  • Tips for end-of-year financial planning

    Building the following financial moves into your fourth-quarter routine can really pay off over the long run and give you greater peace of mind for the coming year.

  • 5 tips for holiday parties on a budget

    You want to throw a holiday party but simply cannot afford to spend big bucks in the process. The holidays are full of expenses already without dropping hundreds or even thousands of dollars on festivities. Fortunately,...

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    7 tips for Cyber Monday shopping

    Do you like the idea of good deals but not the idea of standing outside the mall in a three-point stance waiting for the doors to open for pre-dawn Black Friday savings?

  • A lot to be thankful for: Looking on the economic bright side

    Our 24-hour news cycle may seem to bring us nothing but an endless series of conflicts and depressing news – but it doesn't have to be that way. Good news is available if you are willing to dig for it and look at things...

  • Payday loan lenders target military personnel

    If you are one of the brave men and women serving our country in uniform, you face enough dangers.

  • Are you an average worker?

    Do you think you are an average Joe or Jane when it comes to your participation in this labor force? To find out, test your "averageness" against some of these statistics available from Gallup and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • What's worse than debt collectors calling? Fake debt collectors...

    You may receive calls from debt collectors trying to recover past-due debts whether you have debts or not. The calls may be from legitimate debt collectors or they may be from debt scammers attempting to extract payment for debts that don't exist. Here's how to distinguish between the two...

  • Couples fight about money more than sex

    Money or sex: which topic causes the most trouble within a relationship?

  • Don't go into debt for vacation

    A new study shows Americans average 6 months to recover from vacation.

  • Why are millennials avoiding credit cards?

    A surprising 67 percent of Americans between 18 and 29 years of age have no credit cards at all, according to a recent survey.

  • MoneyTips: How to protect your valuable and heirloom jewels

    For Valentine's Day, we hope you bought a thoughtful gift for your significant other. It’s the thought that counts, of course, but let us give you a tip or two: women like jewelry. And, when it comes to fine jewelry, you should give thought to insurance. 

  • How to protect yourself from identity thieves

    With more and more information stored online, more bad guys are just a password away from our personal data. As hackers have stolen financial information from large corporations like Yahoo to the Internal Revenue Service, identity theft is on the rise.

  • How to get your free credit report, credit score without a credit card

    MoneyTips is offering a free tool, Credit Manager, so you can read your credit report right now.

  • MoneyTips: Top tax benefits of home ownership

    Your home is your castle, and it is also a source of tax deductions. Yet, every year, Americans let these potential tax deductions pass by, not realizing how to take advantage of them.

  • Watch out for this growing form of identity theft

    Computers and the Internet have become mainstays in virtually every area of American life in the 21st century. 

  • MoneyTips: Your top 10 rights as a taxpayer

    Nightmare: you’ve been called to a meeting with an IRS agent to discuss your tax return, and you can’t afford professional help. Did you know that you could have someone help you at low cost or even free?

  • 5 tips to balance saving for retirement with other savings

    It can be difficult to save the proper amount for retirement. Some pressing need always seems to take the place of your intended retirement contribution.