We’ve just begun the new year, but the next academic year is still months away. Nonetheless, if you have a child who will be attending college in the fall, it’s not too soon to start thinking about what might be a vital component of paying for his or her higher education: financial aid.
Now that 2015 is upon us, you may be thinking about making some New Year’s resolutions. Perhaps you’ll decide to take up a musical instrument, or hit the gym more often, or even learn a new language. All these are worthy goals, of course — but you could also gain some key benefits by working to achieve some financial resolutions.
U.S. Census department figures show a recent increase in unmarried couples living together, possibly due in part to job loss or other consequences of an uncertain economy. No matter what brought them together, cohabiting couples have unique financial considerations, according to your local CPA.
Almost half of all adult Americans — or nearly 100 million people — either have never been married or are divorced or widowed. Many of these people incorrectly decide that financial planning is something that only married people do, but it’s always advisable to make sound financial decisions that will pay off now and in the future. Your local CPA offers these tips.
You’re ready to sign up for a new credit card that seems to promise a host of appealing rewards. But are you really sure of what the card has to offer or how it compares with other options? Many people are not, according to a J.D. Power survey, which found that only 59% of credit card customers feel they "completely" understand how they earn rewards. Another one-third knew nothing about the benefits related to their credit card. Your local CPA advises consumers to look more closely at their benefits—and terms—in order to get the most from their credit card choices.
Are you planning to take a family vacation this summer?
Tax time may be over, but before you store your return in the attic, take a moment to review it.
Due to the recent recession and continuing economic weakness, more and more adult children are still living with their parents or have moved back in with them.