Avoid Credit Score Mistakes With Help From a CPA

Do you know what your credit score is? Do you know what other people see when they check your credit score? If you’re not sure, it’s probably a good idea to personally check your own score. Everyone is eligible to one free credit report each year … [Read more]

Ladies, a financial advisor could boost your confidence.

Forbes Insights and Northwestern Mutual surveyed a group of women to find out how their confidence correlates to their finances. The survey reveals that attaining financial goals is a high concern for the women surveyed, including those who consider … [Read more]

Investment Advisors Report a New Generation of Skeptics

Millennials have been scarred by the 2008 financial crisis, difficulty finding work out of college, and managing substantial student debt. Many also witnessed their parents struggle with job and financial security during this time as well. What’s … [Read more]

Financial Advice for the Unemployed

One of the worst financial fears most Americans have is being laid off, and unfortunately this has become all too common. One out of five Americans were laid off in the last 5 years. Therefore it’s no wonder most working professionals fear losing … [Read more]

Make the Most Out of Your Tax Refund

  A tax refund is not a bonus, but people often treat it that way. In reality, your tax refund is a reimbursement from the government for withholding too much of your income. The average federal tax refund this year will exceed $3,000. … [Read more]

New FICO Credit Scoring System

Consumer Credit : New FICO Credit Scoring Method in 2015

FICO, the standard for measuring consumer credit risk, is instituting a new scoring formula in an effort to help high-risk consumers access credit. The new credit scoring formula will take into account how often someone changes addresses and payment … [Read more]

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These Mistakes Could Lead To An IRS Audit

Tax season is here once again. Keep these common mistakes and pitfalls in mind when filing your tax return to avoid a visit from the Internal Revenue Service. Accurate Income Reporting The income reported on Form W-2 and Form 1099 needs to match the … [Read more]

Retirement Income Payment Plans – Choose Wisely

If you are getting ready to retire,  you may find yourself faced with the question of how you should receive income payments – in increments or all at once. Most people end up choosing steady payments, or "life annuity".  Having that steady income … [Read more]