(StatePoint) 2020 was a particularly stressful year — but filing its taxes doesn’t need to be. With the following tips, you can stay organized and cool-headed throughout the process. File Early File early so you check this major to-do off your list and relax. The good news is that the sooner you file, the better. This is true no matter what your circumstances are. If you owe money, you’ll have that much more time to plan your payment. If you’re due for a refund, filing sooner means you’ll have
By Kavita Kamdar | Head, Chase First Banking, Atlanta Voice Multiple studies have shown that the earlier kids develop healthy money habits, the better our prospects of having strong financial health into adulthood. According to research, we start grasping money basics when we are 3. This gives us a great opportunity to introduce conversations about ways to save, think about spending, and the value of money early in our kids’ lives. It used to be that children learned about money when shopping out with parents, but as more transactions happen
by Damon Carr You panic when there’s news of a down market. You assume that your investment portfolio is doing well when there’s news of a thriving economy. You may be one of those people that shy away from investing or you invest ultra conservatively because you’re afraid that you’ll lose all your hard-earned money. You may be one of those people who hired an investment advisor and hope that the advisor is leading you in the right direction. I’m not going to give you a hot stock tip.
Did you know you can see your work history online all the way back to your first job? Your earnings history is a record of your progress toward your Social Security benefits. Social Security keeps track of your earnings so they can pay you the benefits you’ve earned over your lifetime. This is why reviewing your Social Security earnings record is so important. If an employer didn’t properly report just one year of your earnings to us, your future benefit payments could be less than they should be.