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Feb 26, 2015 by Kurt
The average Earned Income Tax Credit in 2013 was a healthy $2,407. For 2014 the EITC maxes out at a whopping $6,143!
Feb 24, 2015 by Kurt
Here’s advice on keeping investing and asset allocation simple. I like simple.
Feb 19, 2015 by Kurt
If you asked Uncle Sam to send advance credit payments to your insurer when you bought your 2014 insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace, then you must file a tax return.
Feb 17, 2015 by Kurt
Do you need a tax preparer but aren’t sure where or how to start looking? Check out the IRS’ search tool.
Feb 11, 2015 by Kurt
What’s the typical cost of dating, engagement, a wedding, and honeymoon?
Feb 9, 2015 by Kurt
The personal information of as many as 80 million Americans could have been stolen in the latest hack. Could you be one?
Feb 5, 2015 by Kurt
As tax season gets into full gear, so do tax scam artists.
Feb 3, 2015 by Kurt
Here’s my reply to someone who recently asked for my investing ideas.
Jan 30, 2015 by Kurt
Are you eligible for the Premium Tax Credit? and other tax return puzzles offered this year, courtesy of the Affordable Care Act.
Jan 27, 2015 by Kurt
This may surprise you: A habit of paying off an entire credit card balance on the due date may be dinging your credit score.
Jan 22, 2015 by Kurt
*Even if you don’t have to.
Jan 20, 2015 by Kurt
Have you thought about how falling prices would screw up your financial strategy? You should.
Jan 15, 2015 by Kurt
Here’s a handy one-page reference to 2014 federal income tax on your capital gains. The good news: For most people, the tax rate is zero!
Jan 13, 2015 by Kurt
The Federal Housing Finance Agency now allows some first-time homebuyers to make down payments of as little as 3%. But should you do something just because the government lets you?
Jan 8, 2015 by Kurt
Can a guy spend too little on clothing?
Jan 6, 2015 by Kurt
You can now get two of your three credit reports free through Credit Karma. But should you?
Dec 30, 2014 by Kurt
Did you miss a few Money Counselor posts in 2014? No worries—here are links to the year’s 10 most popular articles. Enjoy!
Dec 23, 2014 by Kurt
The new myRA tax advantaged savings account offers a decent return with zero risk of losing what you put in.
Dec 18, 2014 by Kurt
Millions of Americans’ credit scores have been slammed because of unpaid debt related to unpredictable, uninsured medical costs.
Dec 16, 2014 by Kurt
Uncle Sam’s holiday gift for those who aren’t naughty with their IRAs is hefty tax savings!
Dec 11, 2014 by Kurt
I share my latest picks for three pieces of online content with the power to help you make better money choices (the Diamonds), and one that can put the bite on you (the Dog).
Dec 9, 2014 by Kurt
Opening new credit accounts—or even applying for new credit—can ding your credit score.
Dec 5, 2014 by Kurt
You’ve heard the catchphrase: “You can’t borrow your way out of debt.” Good advice generally, but are there exceptions?
Dec 2, 2014 by Kurt
Why are the top 4 of the 10 U.S. cities with the highest credit scores in Minnesota?
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