How to help clarify tax reform for your clients

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is probably the most vital overhaul of the U.S. tax code since 1986. Even the professionals are nonetheless engaged on wrapping their heads round how the modifications will influence tax planning and preparation. Some shoppers haven’t felt the impression of the tax reform – most new guidelines don’t …

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6 things that surfing can teach you about investing and personal finance

Today I’ve got a guest post coming at you from Troy over at markethistory.org. Troy runs a small hedge fund that invests in S&P 500 ETF’s. He employs a quantitative strategy that combines fundamentals and technical factors. Feel free to follow him on twitter. 6 things that surfing can teach you about investing and personal finance …

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How To Be A Sucessful Adult – Buying Your First Car

Buying your first car can be a daunting task but now that you’re an adult and understand your pay cheque, you probably want to buy yourself a car. Hopefully you planned your budget accordingly! Buying a car is often one of the first big purchases people make. Lots of high school students save up a …

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How To Be A Successful Adult: Understanding Your Paycheck

How To Be A Successful Adult: Understanding Your Paycheck This seems like a topic that shouldn’t be needed. Your paycheck is quite simply your pay for performing your job at your place of employment. You have a total at the bottom that tells you how much money you’re getting. What’s so hard about that? Well I consistently …

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5 Simple financial restraints to change your spending habits

27SHARES 5 Simple financial restraints to change your spending habits What the hell is a financial restraint? Well it maybe a term I just coined. When googled there’s not a lot that comes up! So, my thoughts on what financial restraints are this; it’s anything that keeps you disciplined in your spending. Basically, it’s your …

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How To Be An Adult Part 2: Simple Budgeting Guidelines

29SHARES How to be an adult part 2: Simple Budgeting Guidelines Now that you understand how your pay cheques work let’s talk about budgeting that money. What is a budget? So what exactly is a budget? Well according to the smart people over at Merriam Webster(the dictionary people) Budget as a noun is defined as: …

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Are financial advisors looking out for your best interests?

26SHARES Are financial advisors looking out for your best interest? The quick answer is no, but the reasons why are a little more confusing than you’d think. Back in March you may have seen some front-page news articles stating some TD bank employees admitted to breaking the law to meet sales goals. TD of course …

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5 Tips For Beginner Investors

5 Tips For Beginner Investors Investing your money for the first time is a daunting task. Sure, it can sound pretty exciting; the idea of putting money away and watching it multiply over time would be appealing to anybody, and if you do everything right, that’s just what will happen. But to actually confront the …

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Money tips for any age

63SHARES Money tips for any age Here are four money tips that you will either have success with, or you will regret not following. The choice is yours! Never finance depreciating assets If you’re borrowing money and the asset depreciates in value you’re paying much more than you think.  Debt is not a bad thing …

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