Published: January 19, 2021
If you lost your job or were furloughed this year, we are so sorry. If you were lucky, your company may have paid you furlough or severance. Either way, you likely applied for unemployment benefits, once you could get through on the busy, busy phone lines. And now, with tax time approaching, you may wonder if you owe taxes on the money you received, and if so, when and how you need to pay the tax.
Published: January 11, 2021
Now, with tax time approaching, there are tax implications of working remotely that you need to address, and we are here to help. So, let?s take a look at the tax issues of remote employment.
Published: December 22, 2020
A second wave of federal coronavirus relief totaling $900 billion could begin flowing to millions of Americans as soon as the year's end, nearly nine months after Congress passed the original pandemic relief package known as the CARES Act. Here's what the COVID relief package - part of a $2.3 trillion spending bill - could mean for you, your family, your home or your business.
Published: December 15, 2020
The holiday season is getting closer -- and wallets lighter. Still, there are unpurchased gifts left on your list. Here's how to come up with presents that will delight recipients without blowing up your budget. Resist the temptation to throw caution to the wind because you're just so tired of waiting for 2020 to be over and debt seems overwhelming anyway. Whatever you are planning to pay for with an overspent credit card will be forgotten come Jan. 15, says Mary Hunt, author and Everyday Cheapskate blogger. I promise you that. But you will have created a debt that may last a lifetime.
Published: December 1, 2020
The rules for protecting credit during the holidays usually don't vary much from year to year, but in 2020, COVID-19 has changed where and how we shop. And money's tight for a lot of people. About 40% of Americans said they plan to spend less on holidays this year due to the pandemic, according to a recent NerdWallet survey.
Published: November 17, 2020
"The way consumers approach shopping has understandably changed as a result of COVID-19," said Katherine Cullen, senior director for industry and consumer insights at the National Retail Federation, in an email. Here's how to shop smart in the midst of the pandemic.