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Which Credit Card Mistakes Are You Guilty Of?

Which Credit Card Mistakes Are You Guilty Of?

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Credit cards are a staple of finance. They allow you to borrow money to make purchases. Most have revolving balance systems, and you pay month to month until your debt is gone. While the arrangement is simple, many people are guilty of making the same credit card mistakes. What are the most common credit card mistakes? Let's talk about debt. Of all the credit card mistakes a person could commit, having too much debt is the worst. However, there's a caveat. Not all debts are bad. There are ways to use credit cards wisely. For instance, let's say you need new...
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The Most Effective Way to Choose a Tax Preparer

The Most Effective Way to Choose a Tax Preparer

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The law requires employers to mail out W-2 forms no later than January 31. Being said, pretty soon, everyone will need to choose a tax preparer and file their taxes. Do you know what criteria your tax professional should have? Are there certain red flags? Find out before making your selection. Choosing a Tax Professional While the expertise of tax professionals varies, they all must have an IRS issued preparer tax identification number (PTIN). If they want to prepare your return for compensation, make sure your preparer enters their PTIN on the return filed with the IRS. They may omit the...
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Dining Out Expenses Are Eating Through Your Wallet

Dining Out Expenses Are Eating Through Your Wallet

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Nothing tastes better than food prepared by someone else. With consumer demand at a historical high, restaurants serve millions of hungry patrons. It's an experience that leaves our stomachs full, but wallets empty. Truly, dining out expenses add up. Americans spend a lot of money dining out According to a 2017 survey, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that American households spend about $3,300 on dining out expenses. That's $600 higher than in 2014. The service industry continues to rise, and so does its gratuity expectations. Tipping culture remains a thing. It's all hard-earned cash, without a doubt. However, if we...
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