Archives for February 2016

Financial Survival for Seniors

Financial health plays a crucial role in the quality of life for aging Seniors. How we spend these years depends, in a large part, on the financial foundation we lay during our active employment years. Although many people find their resources dwindling as they move into retirement, and find Social Security inadequate to cover all our expenses, there are several steps that you can take to effectively finance your golden years.

Four Ways to Maximize your Family Business’ Efficiency

Today is an exciting time in business, and it’s easier than ever to get out there and offer your products and services. However, since the advent of the internet, there’s also more competition now than there ever was before. Not only do you have to keep up with local competitors, but you also have to […]

Avoiding Medical Overcharges, Errors and Extortion

Even with insurance, medical bills can take a huge bite out of your wallet due to deductibles and co-pays. That is why it’s important to carefully analyze your bill for errors, overcharges and just plain extortion. Medical Bill Overcharges are extremely common,  recently I heard a case where a woman was in the hospital for […]

Tips to Boost Your Credit Score

Many people are oblivious to the importance of a good credit score until the need arises… at which point it is too late. The awakening could come when you have to move out of a parent’s basement, or take out a loan for a car or startup. The tricky part about boosting your credit score is it doesn’t come overnight, or even after a few months. You have to plan strategically and build up your finances over time. Boost your credit score incrementally using these three simple tips.

Hidden Write-Offs You Shouldn’t Forget in Your Taxes This Year

For most taxpayers, reducing their annual tax burden is a major financial goal. According to the Internal Revenue Service, millions of Americans claim deductions on their taxes every year. Some examples of popular deductions include real estate taxes, home mortgage interest, charitable gifts, and local taxes. However, many taxpayers overlook a number of tax write-offs that could make a significant impact on their tax burden. Where applicable, consider applying the following tax deductions to your return this year.

Top 10 Cities for 1st Time Home Buyers and Retirees

Recently “The Money Source” decided to mine their database of home loan applications and choose their top 10 cities for first time home buyers. Of course every list like this is somewhat subjective and depends a lot on what criteria they used for their decisions. But when it comes to first time home buyers obviously low cost real estate is going to be a major priority. Another key factor will be a healthy local economy that provides plentiful job opportunities. But in addition to just financial factors choosing a location to relocate to also involves ascetics i.e things to do, places to go, and people to see.