Using Automation to Simplify Your Finances

Using Automation to Simplify Your Finances

As the summer nears it’s end and kids start running off to school, you’re probably thinking that time is going to be at a premium. End of summer means the end of a casual lifestyle, even if you’re still working, when bosses are on vacation and employees are more relaxed. It’s also a perfect time to put a little extra work in this Labor Day to make sure you don’t have to labor nearly as hard. Full story

What is Obamacare?

What is Obamacare?

You might not know, but Obamacare, health care reform, and the Affordable Care Act all mean the same thing. They are the unofficial names for The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a national health care plan signed into law by President Obama that aims to provide the majority of Americans with access to affordable health care. Full story

Student Loan Interest Reductions and Tax Deductions

Student Loan Interest Reductions and Tax Deductions

Student loan interest increased dramatically on July 1, however President Obama signed the Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013, which will roll back student loan interest rates to the lower interest rates charged prior to July 1st. The recent signing of the Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013 will help save millions of students (and parents) money, but how do you save money on student loan interest at tax time?

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Health Care Reform Checklist

Health Care Reform Checklist

Whether you’re uninsured or searching for more affordable health insurance, you will be able to shop for health insurance in state and federally run marketplaces beginning October 1, 2013. As time draws near, you may be wondering what you can do to get ready to purchase health insurance in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Our checklist will help you get ready: Full story

The Highs and Lows of Gasoline Tax

The Highs and Lows of Gasoline Tax

It’s likely that you never think about the gas tax when you fill your tank. That’s because it is included in the cost of each gallon, rather than being added on at the end of the sale like sales tax, or collected at tax time like income taxes. Even if you never think of gas tax, it is likely that you benefit from its collection: state excise tax on gasoline funds highway and mass transit projects in most states. Full story