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Tax Brackets: Rates, Definition and How to Calculate

Tax Brackets: Rates, Definition and How to Calculate

Tax brackets are the income range in which you are taxed a specific rate. Here's what you need to know about tax brackets for the upcoming tax season.

Leasing Vs. Buying a Car: How to Pick Your Best Option

Leasing Vs. Buying a Car: How to Pick Your Best Option

Leasing or buying a new vehicle is a tough choice -- it really depends on what you want out of your personal driving experience.

Protect Yourself From These 6 IRS Tax Scams in 2018

Protect Yourself From These 6 IRS Tax Scams in 2018

IRS tax scams are all too common -- and all too effective in stealing valuable taxpayer data. Stop those scams cold with these action steps.

60 Seconds: The Documents You Need in a Disaster

60 Seconds: The Documents You Need in a Disaster

Sadly disasters happen. Not only do you need the proper insurance, you need to get your financial documents together and stored in a safe place. Give us 60 seconds to find out how!

What Is Capital Gains Tax and When Are You Exempt?

What Is Capital Gains Tax and When Are You Exempt?

The capital gains tax is what you owe for the money you've made selling certain assets. Here's what you need to know about the current rate and what can be exempt.

IRA vs. 401(k): How to Choose a Retirement Plan

IRA vs. 401(k): How to Choose a Retirement Plan

401(k) plans and IRA's share different characteristics - and different features - for retirement-minded Americans.

12 Simple Ways to Improve Your Credit Score in 2018

12 Simple Ways to Improve Your Credit Score in 2018

Boosting your credit score gets you on the path to clear financial health. Use these tips to start that journey.

W-9 Form: What Is It, How to Fill Out and Who Needs One

W-9 Form: What Is It, How to Fill Out and Who Needs One

A W-9 form is Uncle Sam's way of keeping financial tabs on independent contractors, and other non-traditional tax filers.

How to Buy a House in 12 Simple Steps

How to Buy a House in 12 Simple Steps

Buying a house, especially for a first-timer, is a pretty big deal. Take these action steps to get it all right.

Top 7 Craigslist Scams to Look Out For in 2018

Top 7 Craigslist Scams to Look Out For in 2018

Getting scammed on the internet is unfortunately becoming commonplace -- and your ads on Craigslist are no exception. So, how do you avoid getting scammed on Craigslist?