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October 22nd, 2014

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Financial considerations beyond the ‘fiscal cliff’

With the agreement reached at the eleventh hour of 2012 to avert components of the so-called “fiscal cliff,” nearly all taxpayers will be affected in some way.  With that in mind, there are still many things you can do this year to prepare for potential additional tax changes and to take control of your financial situation.  B...

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Easy money for your holiday shopping lists

How many people do you have on your holiday shopping list? And how much are you planning – or able – to spend on gifts? The average American will spend slightly more than $ 700 on holiday gifts this year, ABC World News with Diane Sawyer reports. Some people plan ahead and save up during the year for holiday gifts, but for many others,...

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Four costly car mistakes to avoid

Car care is no longer defined by the season. Modern cars don’t need special attention during the winter months with the exception of changing to winter tires depending on where you live. Instead, the reliability and life of your car depends on you following good maintenance practices. Avoiding these common car care mistakes will help keep you...

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Setting up a home office that fuels productivity

One of the biggest mistakes businesspeople make is assuming that working from home will automatically result in a higher level of productivity. Unless you carefully construct your home office environment, you may find that working from home is less productive than you anticipated. Staples, the world’s largest office products company and a tru...

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What you need to know about tax deductions

You probably know tax deductions are an important part of your income tax return and that you want as many as possible. But do you understand how deductions actually save you money or how to determine which ones you can claim on your tax return? “Simply put, deductions lower the amount of your taxable income,” explains Jessi Dolmage, sp...

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What you need to know about tax deductions

You probably know tax deductions are an important part of your income tax return and that you want as many as possible. But do you understand how deductions actually save you money or how to determine which ones you can claim on your tax return? “Simply put, deductions lower the amount of your taxable income,” explains Jessi Dolmage, sp...

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Tips for beating workplace stress by taking charge of your career

Whether it’s low pay, a heavy workload, fear of being laid off or simply that annoying co-worker in the cube next to you, there’s a variety of reasons why you might feel stressed at work. If you think of yourself as someone who’s consistently stressed at work, it’s important to know that you’re not alone, and there are...

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How to make the successful transition from college to career

Many recent college graduates continue to face a challenging job market, but do they know how to effectively locate and acquire a job? With 53.6 percent of bachelor’s degree-holders under the age of 25 underemployed or unemployed, the nation’s young people are unfortunately less prepared than they think. According to a new national surv...

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For small organizations, simplifying management can mean new opportunities

How many people think about the more fun or more effective things they could be doing when they’re taking care of minor – but all-too-necessary – tasks? For those in management positions in small clubs and organizations, there’s a lot to be done, and many times, a volunteer-only workforce to make it happen. In order to respe...

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