Worry About the Right Thing With Estate Taxes

Death and taxes may be the only certainties in life, but death taxes are only a remote possibility for most people. The vast majority of Americans won’t ever have or…

What Is Social Security?

If you receive a paycheck, you’re probably well acquainted with a little line item that says “Social Security Tax.” Although many people most associate it with our nation’s troubled retirement financing infrastructure, Social Security still provides income and benefits to older Americans and those who can no longer provide for themselves due to disability. How […]

Unwelcome Tax Surprises May Await Those With Debt

Americans struggling with debt might get some additional unpleasant tax surprises this year: From needing to pay taxes on forgiven debt to seeing reduced deductions as a result of loans…

Free Credit Reports Extended Until April 2022—Here’s How To Get Yours

When the pandemic began, the three major credit bureaus allowed Americans to access their credit reports for free once weekly through April 20, 2021, instead of the once-yearly access normally required by federal law. Today, those credit bureaus—Equifax, Experian and TransUnion—have announced an extension of that access through April 20, 2022.  The bureaus’ joint hub […]

Are You Sure You Know What’s in Your ETF?

Exchange-traded funds are a little like Millennials: Born in the early 90s, not really relevant until after the Great Recession, and a force to be reckoned with ever since. In…