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  • 3 Tax Tips For Gig Workers

    11 December 2017

    The gig economy is booming right now, but if you've found yourself earning a living as a gig worker, you may be dreading tax time. If you're used to simply collecting a W-2 form and plugging the information into a 1040, dealing with multiple income streams and tax deductions can be daunting. Working gigs and side jobs is a very different lifestyle from, say, owning a store or a restaurant. But like a restaurant or store owner, you're considered self-employed and must approach your taxes accordingly.

  • Five Basics You Need To Be Aware When Grading Coins

    13 October 2017

    Knowing how coins are graded is important if you are a collector or buyer and seller of coins. If you want to have coins graded to determine their values, there are a few basic factors you need to be aware of to get an accurate idea of the grade. The following are five basics you need to be aware of when grading coins: Flaws that are located in grade-sensitive areas may be harder to detect than other flaws.

  • Renovating The Home With A HELOC: Is It The Right Decision?

    3 September 2017

    Does your home need some massive renovations? Certain rooms inside the property could be in poor condition. If you know your home needs a lot of work, you may want to get started on the renovations, but have some serious concerns about getting enough cash to afford the cost of the different renovations that would be necessary. One way to get the money you need to complete the repairs and renovations would be to apply for the HELOC, commonly known as the Home Equity Line of Credit.

  • Out With Your Old Clunker And In With A Brand-New Car: 5 Ways To Afford The Deal

    17 August 2017

    If you've spent all your driving years buying one hand-me-down clunker after another and are dreaming of the day you can finally find yourself behind the wheel of a new model, stop dreaming and make it happen. There are many opportunities for you to make the deal more affordable, meaning your new car is probably a lot closer to becoming a reality than you might think. 1. Have Patience And Save Your Money

  • Three Reasons To Use Signature Loans For Debt Consolidation

    7 July 2017

    Are credit card bills starting to make you anxious? You're not alone -- the average U.S household carries $16,425 in credit card debt. Or maybe you've recently had a card with a low-interest increase, and you want to find something that's more financially prudent. It may be time to consider a signature loan. A signature loan is a type of personal loan that doesn't require collateral. It's usually for an amount under $35,000, and you'll have to qualify based on your income and credit score.

  • 2 Advantages Offered By Payday Loans

    25 May 2017

    A payday loan can often be one of the most useful resources at your disposal if you are having financial issues, especially if you use them responsibly. The main reason that you will want to use them responsibly is the fact that these loans will often have higher interest rates than traditional loans. Listed below are two advantages offered by payday loans. Very Short Processing Times One of the most attractive aspects of payday loans is the fact that they offer very short processing times.

  • Are You Feeling Lucky? Why Fixed-Rate Mortgages Are Still The Way To Go

    25 May 2017

    Are you trying to buy a house and want to get a mortgage? The housing market has recovered (and then some) in many areas of the country, which means prices and mortgage amounts are rising. But that also means that you may be tempted to take out an adjustable-rate mortgage to deal with the initial high price of the home. ARMs can be helpful in certain circumstances because you can either pay a lower amount at first and save money, or pay a higher amount at first and pay off more principal.

  • Handling Emergencies With Diligence And Responsibility - Options In Fast Cash Loans

    20 May 2017

    Even the most responsible people may find themselves caught a little short in the event of an emergency. Serious financial struggles can develop in a hurry, and there's no shame in finding yourself in need of a little assistance. If you'd rather leave your friends and loved ones out of the involvement, there are still options to help you through lean times. Below, you'll find a guide to some of the different kinds of fast cash loans that can help you get through your struggles.

  • How Can You Ensure You Get The Best Price For Your Coin Collection?

    17 May 2017

    If you're a fan of the field of numismatics, you've likely accumulated a unique and extensive coin collection over the years. While this can be a personally and financially rewarding hobby, at some point you may find yourself wishing to pare down your collection to provide you with extra funds for retirement, your dream vacation, or even a new car. However, liquidating a collection that's taken you years (or decades) to create can leave you wondering whether you're truly getting your money's worth.

  • Charitable Tax Deduction For Rescued Strays Or Pets

    16 May 2017

    If you help out an animal shelter or animal rescue or foster organization that the Internal Revenue service (IRS) recognizes as a 501(3)(c) charity, you may qualify for a tax break. Aside from volunteering your time, you may be able to deduct on your federal income tax return certain unreimbursed expenses that you incur in supporting a nonprofit pet organization. Allowable Deductions Although you can't deduct expenses for the care of dogs, cats, or other animals that you rescue on your own, involvement with a qualified nonprofit group allows you to deduct charitable contributions you make to help pay for pet food, cat litter, dog leashes, pet crates, pet cleaning supplies, and veterinary bills.