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The Best Ways to Spend This Year’s Tax Refund

Since we’re in the heart of tax season, I thought I’d share a flashback Friday post with tips for smart spending of your tax refund. Whether you’re expecting $500 or $5000, how you spend your tax refund can determine how

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Posted in Debt, Emergency Savings, Savings, Taxes

Make Your Tax Refund Work for You

America Saves week continues! Today we’re sharing a guest post about how to use your tax refund wisely. Read on for some great tips! Every year, the middle of April marks the end of the federal tax return filing season.

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Posted in Emergency Savings, Savings, Taxes

2017 Tax Bill Relieves Tax Liability on Death and Disability Discharges on Federal Student Loans

When a student loan borrower becomes totally and permanently disabled they can apply to have their student loans “discharged” (forgiven) through the Total Permanent Disability Discharge program (TPD Discharge: learn more here). The survivors of a borrower who dies can

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Posted in Student Loan, Taxes

It’s Almost Tax Season and It’s Time To Make a Plan

The new year brings up thoughts of resolutions like eating better, paying off debt, exercising, and more. But the new year also brings with it tax season…again. Don’t wait until April 14th to work on your taxes; be proactive this

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Posted in Savings, Taxes

What you need to know about IRS debt collection

The IRS has changed its policy about collecting income tax debt. It will now employ private debt collection firms to collect that debt…and the worry is how many scammers might enter this space and impersonate those collectors. Consumer Action provides helpful information about

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Posted in Scams, Taxes
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