Taxes on Unemployment Benefits: A State-by-State Guide
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Taxes on Unemployment Benefits: A State-by-State Guide

Don't be surprised by an unexpected state tax bill on your unemployment benefits. Know where unemployment compensation is taxable and where it isn't.
September 23, 2022
3 Key Ways You Can Help a Child or Grandchild Pay for College
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3 Key Ways You Can Help a Child or Grandchild Pay for College

Options such as 529 plans, education savings accounts and tax-free gifts can ensure you don’t carry a child’s student loan debt into your golden years…
September 16, 2022
How to Spend $1,000: Find Cheap (or Free) Online Courses
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How to Spend $1,000: Find Cheap (or Free) Online Courses

There's a huge array of skill-building online courses that can level up your career for under $1,000.
September 12, 2022
When Will Student Loans Be Forgiven?
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When Will Student Loans Be Forgiven?

Millions of Americans are waiting for the Biden Administration’s next hint, which could come later this summer, at how he’ll address the student loan …
August 26, 2022
Tax Breaks for College Finance with Kalman Chany
Paying for College

Tax Breaks for College Finance with Kalman Chany

Paying for (ever-pricier) college is a challenge that this consultant meets head on with highly specific guidance.
August 24, 2022

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Tax Breaks to Help You Pay for College
Paying for College

Tax Breaks to Help You Pay for College

Everyone knows education is pricey and getting pricier. But not everyone knows about the tax relief available at all stages.
August 22, 2022
Grandparents: Now is the Time to Contribute to Your Grandkid's 529 Plans
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Grandparents: Now is the Time to Contribute to Your Grandkid's 529 Plans

With new changes to the FAFSA process, you can “superfund” their college savings – without affecting their financial aid status.
August 15, 2022
5 Things to Consider When Weighing a Job Change
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5 Things to Consider When Weighing a Job Change

Financially speaking, the decision to stay or go is about more than just salary. Take a holistic look at your offer before deciding to take the leap t…
August 14, 2022
Job-Hunting Tips for an Uncertain Marketplace
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Job-Hunting Tips for an Uncertain Marketplace

On one hand, tons of new jobs are being added. On the other, job seekers are facing rescinded offers. There’s a lot to contend with. Here’s how to mak…
August 10, 2022
Sharing His Path to Success
Starting Out: New Grads and Young Professionals

Sharing His Path to Success

This Native American studied tech in the Air Force and landed his dream job. Now he’s giving back.
August 4, 2022
How NOT to Deal with Difficult People at Work
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How NOT to Deal with Difficult People at Work

Stuck in a contentious job and don’t know what to do? The new book “Getting Along: How to Work with Anyone (Even Difficult People)” can help steer you…
July 31, 2022
Home Office Deduction: Can You Claim This Tax Break If You Work from Home?
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Home Office Deduction: Can You Claim This Tax Break If You Work from Home?

If you're working from home, your employment status determines whether you can claim the home office deduction on your tax return.
July 20, 2022
Chasing Athletic Scholarship Dreams Can Be a Costly Mistake
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Chasing Athletic Scholarship Dreams Can Be a Costly Mistake

Camps. Equipment. Travel to tournaments. Recruiting fees. It’s expensive to have a high school student-athlete in your home. But who doesn’t dream of …
July 17, 2022
Should You Ask for a Raise? How to Tell When It's Time
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Should You Ask for a Raise? How to Tell When It's Time

In today’s job market, employees are calling the shots, making it a great time to negotiate a higher salary. A financial planner explains how to figur…
July 14, 2022
Retirees: Take the Off Ramp to a New Career
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Retirees: Take the Off Ramp to a New Career

For many seniors, changing careers can be a long and daunting process. But the rewards can be rich.
July 11, 2022
Is It Time to Leave Corporate America and Become a Consultant?
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Is It Time to Leave Corporate America and Become a Consultant?

Before you make the jump to self-employment, investigate your options for saving for retirement, controlling your taxes and covering your insurance ne…
June 29, 2022
How to Find a Job After Graduation, with Beth Hendler-Grunt
Starting Out: New Grads and Young Professionals

How to Find a Job After Graduation, with Beth Hendler-Grunt

Today’s successful job applicants need to know how to ace the virtual interview and be prepared to do good old-fashioned research and networking. Also…
June 21, 2022
Financial Advice I Would Give My Younger Self – Planning for Education Funding
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Financial Advice I Would Give My Younger Self – Planning for Education Funding

College 529 plans vs. Roth IRAs: A financial expert shares what she wishes she had known when saving for her own law school and her son’s college. Tak…
June 21, 2022
How NOT to Sell Your Idea at Work
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How NOT to Sell Your Idea at Work

Unless you want to damage your credibility and undermine your career, don’t make these 10 blunders when presenting a proposal at your workplace.
June 20, 2022
Career Advice For New College Grads
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Career Advice For New College Grads

Research potential employers, and don’t wear pajama bottoms for Zoom interviews.
June 15, 2022
25 Best College Majors for a Lucrative Career
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25 Best College Majors for a Lucrative Career

One way to increase your chances of earning a good living is to pick a college major that prepares you to work in a field that pays well. Here are som…
May 31, 2022
Don’t Let Changing Jobs Derail Your Retirement Plans
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Don’t Let Changing Jobs Derail Your Retirement Plans

Many Americans expect to change jobs in the coming year, which could have significant effects on their retirement planning. Before writing your own re…
May 31, 2022
8 Risky Jobs That Pay Big Bucks
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8 Risky Jobs That Pay Big Bucks

From professional athletes to police officers, some jobs carry more risks than others. If you don’t mind possible injury or even the possibility of de…
May 17, 2022
The Cure for the Great Resignation: Hire Older Workers
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The Cure for the Great Resignation: Hire Older Workers

A Yale psychology professor smashes myths on aging and the worth of older workers in her fascinating and uplifting new book, “Breaking the Age Code.”
May 9, 2022
2021 Tax Returns: What's New on the 1040 Form This Year
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2021 Tax Returns: What's New on the 1040 Form This Year

If you're a last-minute filer, familiarize yourself with potential changes for your 2021 tax return before tackling your 1040.
April 14, 2022
How to Split $250,000 in Student Loans in a Divorce
Paying for College

How to Split $250,000 in Student Loans in a Divorce

Before you just sell the house and write a check to pay off your Parent PLUS loans, look at all your options. One could potentially save you a couple …
April 7, 2022