Tax Refund or Tax Bill: Which is Better?

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Keep more of these in your pocket and account.

While it is always nice to get a tax refund after you file your federal taxes in the spring, what you are getting back is actually your own money. Some people prefer to pay more taxes than necessary during the year so that they get a sizeable refund, and others like to keep as much money in their paychecks as possible during the year. It can be a challenging balance in deciding how much to withhold in deductions when you fill out tax forms for your employment. Continue reading

Exchange Traded Funds: Should They Be In Your Portfolio?

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ETFS, stocks, and bonds... Oh my!

In stock trading, Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) are considered by many to be something of a crossbreed. They are likened to indexes, since ETF’s can go up and down. However, at times they can also appear more like equity. Continue reading

Starting a New Business: Five Tips to Consider

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According to the U.S. Small Business Association, starting a new business isn’t as easy as setting up shop and unlocking the door for customers. It’s a lengthy process that, if people are patient and follow each step, can reward entrepreneurs with a quality work environment and profits. Here are five tips from the SBA to help you start your new venture. Continue reading