• NBC Nov 24, 2019

    Ways To Avoid Taking This Season's Holiday Debt Into The New Year

    Americans are expected to shell out $184 billion dollars this holiday shopping season, according to a recent report from online financial website, NerdWallet.com. According to the report, the average American will spend $825 on gifts this holiday shopping season, up $50 from last year and more than $300 from just five years ago. And while shoppers will soon be queuing…

  • NBC Nov 13, 2019

    What To Know Before You Take A Student Loan

    Student loan debt in America has now surpassed the $1.5 trillion dollar mark. Studies show that 70 percent of college students are already in “significant” debt by the time they order their cap and gown.

  • California May 9, 2019

    Denver Is 1st US City to Decriminalize ‘Magic Mushrooms'

    Voters narrowly made Denver the first U.S. city to decriminalize psilocybin, the psychoactive ingredient in “magic mushrooms.” Decriminalization led by a slim 51%, according to preliminary figures on Tuesday’s election released by Denver’s Election Division. As many as 1,300 votes still remain to be counted, but that figure was not enough to swing the vote the other way, division spokesman...

  • New Jersey May 3, 2019

    Why That IRS Calculator Might Not Be Enough to Pinpoint Your 2019 Tax Liability

    Hoping to avoid a tax surprise for 2019? Talk to your accountant before you use the IRS tax withholding calculator. That’s because user error and failure to consider state and local taxes could result in incorrect adjustments to the income taxes you have withheld at work. The 2018 tax year brought in a host of changes for filers as they...

  • United States Mar 26, 2019

    If You Hit the $750 Million Powerball Jackpot, Here's Your Tax Bill

    The Powerball jackpot just won’t quit. After no one hit all winning numbers in Saturday night’s drawing, the top prize has jumped to a whopping $750 million. And while players daydream about what they’d do with such a windfall, they should remember they wouldn’t really end up with the advertised amount. Whether you take the prize as an annuity spread...

  • bank account Mar 14, 2019

    Utilizing Your Utility Bills to Boost Your Credit Score

    Are you looking to boost your credit score but don’t have enough credit history to do so? If so, you may be in luck. Consumers can now use monthly utility, cellphone, and cable bills to give their credit scores an extra boost. Experian, one of the top three credit rating agencies, has launched Experian Boost. Consumers that sign up...

  • georgia Feb 21, 2019

    Confused? 3 Experts Explain Changes in Trump's Tax Law

    Tax preparation is rarely easy, but this filing season comes with a unique set of complications. It’s the first year people are filing under the massive overhaul to tax law put in place by Congress in late 2017. Tax season also kicked off days after a partial government shutdown. Still, some taxpayers are feeling a bit confused. The Associated Press...

  • CONGRESS Feb 20, 2019

    A Look at the Impact of the New Tax Law

    The first tax filing season under the new federal tax law is proving to be surprising for many Americans. Here’s a look at how some of the changes are playing out.

  • georgia Feb 19, 2019

    I Owe How Much? Americans Shocked by Impact of New Tax Law

    The first tax filing season under the new federal tax law is proving to be surprising, confusing — and occasionally frightening — for some Americans, especially those accustomed to getting money back from the government. Take Andy Kraft and Amy Elias of Portland, Oregon. The couple had grown comfortable getting a small refund each year, a few hundred dollars or...

  • NBC Jan 17, 2019

    Benefits of Online Banking

    The internet has changed the way we handle money whether that’s shopping online, paying bills, or investing money.

  • United States Oct 19, 2018

    Why Winning the Lottery Isn't Always a Good Thing

    Winning the $970 million Mega Millions jackpot may sound like a dream come true. But if you purchase a lottery ticket, buyer beware: Coming into that much wealth can easily become a nightmare, NBC News reported. “You assume money makes you happy or takes care of all your problems. But money doesn’t do that,” warned financial planner Jim Shagawat, president...

  • California Oct 18, 2018

    You've Won the $970M Mega Millions Jackpot. Now What?

    Despite the terrible odds — one in 302.5 million for those keeping score at home — someone will eventually match all six numbers and win the Mega Millions jackpot, now at $900 million. It could happen as soon as Friday night, when the next drawing is held, leaving most of us disappointed but some lucky winner beset by a host...

  • Attorney Sep 25, 2018

    Nearly $500 Million Up for Grabs in Mega Millions and Powerball. Here Are Three Big Decisions for Jackpot Winners

    Between the country’s two biggest lottery games, nearly $500 million in jackpot money is on the table this week. The Mega Millions jackpot has grown to $303 million and Powerball’s top prize is now $193 million, following weekend drawings that yielded no tickets hitting all winning numbers.

  • cellular telephone Jul 18, 2018

    Pay Down Debt or Save Money? How to Allocate Your Cash

    It’s one of the most common questions financial advisers hear: should I prioritize paying down debt or building up savings? Americans have a cozy relationship with debt — student loans, credit cards and car loans are commonplace. The Federal Reserve said that consumer borrowing rose $24.5 billion in May alone to hit almost $3.9 trillion. And that doesn’t include mortgage...

  • surgery Mar 30, 2018

    New Jersey Man's ‘Beer Belly' Turns Out to Be Massive 30-Pound Tumor

    A New Jersey man was so bothered by his growing gut — something friends, family and even doctors dismissed as a natural “beer belly” — that he persisted in getting it checked out, and eventually made the shocking discovery of what was actually in his stomach.

  • NBC Aug 12, 2017

    Credit Card Debt Hitting Record Numbers

    While the economy continues to look strong, shoppers are racking up debt on their credit cards.

  • THE WASHINGTON POST Feb 23, 2017

    Ignoring Free Retirement Money

    Too many workers are passing on employment related retirement accounts.

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