Credit & Debt | Taxes

How to Use Your Tax Refund to Build Credit

It’s no secret that having a great credit score is beneficial today. It makes being approved for loans easier and ensures you pay less interest on those financial obligations. But its benefits stretch beyond loans. For instance, some employers will check your credit score before hiring you. Landlords will often review your credit before you can move in. And some … Continue reading

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Fraud & Security | Taxes

6 IRS Tax Scams To Watch Out For

Tax season is stressful enough without adding vulnerability to identity theft to your list of things to worry about. To keep your sensitive personal information safe, however, you should be a little worried, though – or at least alert and informed enough to know a tax scam when you see one. Tax scammers have several common tricks they use to … Continue reading

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Budgeting & Saving | Taxes

What To Know About The 2021 Advance Child Tax Credit

The financial crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has been tough on people’s finances and lives overall. Parents, in particular, have faced some monumental challenges—from how to balance homeschooling with remote work to how to manage childcare as they’re called back to the office. In response to these challenges, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 expanded the Child Tax … Continue reading

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