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The IRS $600 Rule, Simplified

There seems to be a lot of confusion around the IRS $600 rule for payments processed on third-party networks. Which should surprise no one; confusion and the IRS have a long history.

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Investing Terms You Should Know

Before you start investing, many terms you hear from your financial institution can sound foreign and be intimating. Within your...

Keep Your Wallet “in the black” this Black Friday

November is a month for turkey, pumpkin pie, and cranberry sauce. For leaves piled so high you could dive right...

Stay Focused and Change Some Money Attitudes During Inflation

Inflation decreases purchasing power by driving up prices. You might consider altering your finances during times of high inflation. Investors...

I’m Confused — What the Heck is a 401(k), IRA, and Roth?

Roth—401(k)—IRA—oh my! What do all these numbers and letters mean anyway? Perhaps you know that they have something to do...

Student Loans and Marriage: Good Communication Helped Us Tackle Massive Debt

My wife, Tori, and I started dating about a decade ago. Little did we know then that we would face...

The Perils of Emotions in Investing

In many ways, emotions are life’s seasoning; they spice up what might be somewhat bland or dull. Like spice, they...

Pullbacks, Corrections, and Bear Markets

The COVID-19 outbreak has put tremendous pressure on stock prices, prompting some investors to blindly and indiscriminately sell positions at…

Estimating the cost of college

It doesn’t take a degree in finance to see the cost of college continues to rise.

The Ivory Tower Changes Wall Street

For as long as there has been a stock market, investors have sought a reliable framework to determine the future…

Types of Stock Market Analysis

There is no shortage of analysis for anyone interested in investing. A search for the term “stock market analysis” turned…

A Look at Diversification

Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can’t prevent against a loss. Ancient Chinese merchants are…

4 Reasons for the Return of Market Volatility

Why have the markets been so volatile recently?