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Oct 20, 2020 3:00:00 AM Budget, Celebrations, Children

Budget-Friendly Halloween Activities for Kids

Of all the traditional holidays that we celebrate, Halloween is a favorite for many young people. After all, who among us didn’t love dressing up and devouring candy for an entire night when that was all that was expected of us? From sugary treats and pumpkin carving to decorations and costumes, there are plenty of things to look forward to in October. But what to do when your Halloween budget is looking a bit slim? You bust out your favorite budget-friendly Halloween activities for kids.

Oct 13, 2020 3:00:00 AM Savings Tips & How To's, Budget

10 Tips to Keep Your Grocery Budget in Check

Fall has arrived and thoughts of comfort foods are starting to fill our minds. If we’re lucky and we have someone who loves to cook in our home, then our bellies are starting to fill as well. From butternut squash soup to chilis, enchiladas, and lasagnas, now is the time for some fun and satisfying recipes.


What You Should Know about Retirement Plans

With most Americans looking to retire by age 67, it seems that many are not yet on track to provide for a comfortable retirement. According to a TD Ameritrade study from earlier this year, most Americans still have a ways to go in securing their financial future. In many cases, Americans aren’t sure what type of retirement plan to invest in.


Money Tips for Those Nearing Retirement

While the traditional “retirement age” is 66, there’s no one-size-fits-all retirement age or plan. You may want to retire early or continue to work beyond the traditional age. This is a personal choice and event that deserves careful consideration and a comprehensive plan at any age. When you’re nearing your retirement age, there are a few things to keep in mind.

Sep 25, 2020 4:02:18 PM Insider, Coronavirus

Non-Filers can Register with the IRS to Receive an Economic Impact Payment

As we inch toward the confirmation of a second Economic Impact Payment, there are a few important notes to consider. While you may still be eligible for a payment if you don’t normally file tax returns, you’ll need to provide your information to the IRS soon to qualify. Individuals who earn under $12,200 per year, married couples who make under $24,400 per year, and others who rely solely on federal benefits have the opportunity to send their information to the IRS through their convenient non-filers tool.

Sep 24, 2020 4:01:01 PM Insider, Coronavirus

Am I Eligible to Receive an Economic Impact Payment?

By this point in the economic stimulus conversations that transpired this past spring, the eligibility requirements for the first Economic Impact Payment were clear. With heated and persistent debates continuously delaying the second Economic Impact Payment, the information we’re all looking for now may be harder to find.

Sep 23, 2020 5:52:49 PM Insider, Coronavirus

Those who Receive Federal Benefits can still get an Economic Impact Payment for their Children

In April 2020, we talked briefly about the $500 credit per dependent child under 16 in the first coronavirus relief package. When it came to determining who was qualified for the credit, there was a lot of conflicting information floating around. With information coming in from every possible direction, it seems that some people missed out on the per-child payment the first time around.

Sep 22, 2020 10:57:36 AM Insider, Coronavirus

You May Qualify for an Economic Impact Payment, Even if You Don’t Normally File Taxes

Earlier this year, most American adults received an economic stimulus check as part of the original $2 trillion coronavirus recovery package. Now, we’re looking ahead to the next one, as negotiators work toward a new coronavirus relief package. Once the House and the Senate can agree on certain details in the package, a second Economic Impact Payment can be expected.

Sep 22, 2020 3:00:00 AM Savings Tips & How To's, Budget

Money Tips for Those in Their Forties

Over the last couple of decades, you likely spent a lot of time learning, growing, and establishing yourself both in your career and finances. For many American adults, the decade of your 40s can be a time of peak earnings. The ways that you’re investing and saving now will have a strong impact on your future assets. Financial planning and building wealth is just as important now as it was 20 years ago, if not more so. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to take advantage of the knowledge and experience you’ve built over the years.

Sep 15, 2020 3:00:00 AM Savings Tips & How To's, Budget

Money Tips for Those in Their Thirties

If you took the time to establish a solid financial foundation for yourself in your 20s, this is the decade to focus on building and protecting your wealth. You’re no longer transitioning into adulthood, you’ve now arrived. This is an exciting (and sometimes challenging) time when you’re likely settling into a lifestyle and financial plan that you’re comfortable with. But there may still be a few areas where you’d like some guidance.