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What Are Tax Exemptions and What Applies to You in 2018?

What Are Tax Exemptions and What Applies to You in 2018?

Tax exemptions are Uncle Sam's gift to taxpayers - especially if you qualify for more than one of them.

20 Actionable Ideas For Making Passive Income in 2018

20 Actionable Ideas For Making Passive Income in 2018

Passive income can lead directly to earning cash while you sleep -- if you do it right.

The History of Labor Day and What It Means Today

The History of Labor Day and What It Means Today

Labor Day is over 130 years old, but the benefits that were born on the first Labor Day still very much aid Americans workers in the 21st century.

What Is APR and How Does It Differ From Interest Rates?

What Is APR and How Does It Differ From Interest Rates?

Knowing the various APR models of can help you save big money on credit cards and loans.

What Is a Roth IRA and What Are the Benefits?

What Is a Roth IRA and What Are the Benefits?

A Roth IRA can add to your retirement income in a tax-advantaged way.

How Much is a Down Payment on a House? Do You Need 20 Percent?

How Much is a Down Payment on a House? Do You Need 20 Percent?

Knowing how much to save for a down payment on a house can spell the difference between buying your dream home, or not.

What Is the Cost of Home Appraisal and What Should I Know?

What Is the Cost of Home Appraisal and What Should I Know?

The home appraisal is a critical issue -- for home buyers, sellers and mortgage lenders. Here's why.

How to Get Out of a Car Lease Early Without Penalty

How to Get Out of a Car Lease Early Without Penalty

Auto dealers love to stick auto-leasing customers with a trunk full of fees and charges when their vehicle lease expires. Here's how to minimize them.

What Is a Fiduciary and What Are Their Responsibilities?

What Is a Fiduciary and What Are Their Responsibilities?

Knowing the difference between fiduciary and suitability can be the key to getting the investment advice you need to build wealth.

What Is a Mortgage and How to Apply in Three Steps

What Is a Mortgage and How to Apply in Three Steps

Knowing how a mortgage works gives you the upper hand when eventually landing a home mortgage deal.