Tag: money

Adoption in the U.S., At A Glance [INFOGRAPHIC]

November is National Adoption Month in the United States. In light of that, we wanted to focus on some of the most important issues for (potential) new parents. Namely, what kind of adoptions exist, how long it can take to adopt and what an adoption costs. Also, there is a tax credit that some new […]

Simple Tips for Keeping Your Thanksgiving Budget in Check

Ed note: Thanksgiving is deceiving. You think it’s all about the togetherness! Not about gifts or material things! But it’s about the food. And the food can get expensive. Don’t sacrifice the fun. Instead, use these hacks to prepare an awesome meal on a budget. Leer en español. Everyone loves Thanksgiving – it’s full of […]

Marketplace Open Enrollment Starts Now

Ed note: We’re going to be talking about the Affordable Care Act a lot over the coming months, because it can have a dramatic effect on your tax return this year. But right now, we just want to help make sure you are prepared when it comes to insurance coverage in 2015. Leer en español. […]

Celebrate America Recycles Day: Conserve Resources, Reduce Waste and Save Cash

Ed note: Did you know, that you can recycle your wine corks? And in some states wine bottles have a deposit fee that you can get back. Before you take these as an excuse to get started on a little day drinking, read on to learn a bit more about how and what to recycle […]

Ins and Outs of Air Travel [INFOGRAPHIC]

Holiday travel is around the corner. Before you book that flight, here’s what you may need to know about the best times to fly, the worst airports to fly into and more. We also have a few tips on how to save as much money as you can on that getaway. Leer en español. Click […]

Help for Finding Small, Local Businesses

Ed note: There’s a lot of shopping going on this month – Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Small Business Saturday. While it’s always great to get a good deal, shopping locally has some added benefits. For example, research from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance found that $45 of every $100 spent at a hometown shop stays […]

Does Your Micro-Business Need an Accountant: 5 Signs That It Might

Ed note: Unless you’re an accountant, you didn’t start a business to create balance sheets. But what happens when you need them? We went straight to our accounting expert to help you determine when to send up a white flag. Leer en español. You send invoices and record payments on your own. Pay bills and make […]

Be Financially Prepared with the Emerald Advance® Line of Credit

It’s a wonderful time of year! The most wonderful, some would say. But on top of fun and food, there may also be new coats and boots for the kids, winter maintenance for the cars and frozen water pipes to deal with too. It’s the time of year to always be prepared. That’s why we […]

Skeletons in Your Tax Closet

Ed note: As we celebrate this scariest holiday, we have one reminder. If you have these tax skeletons in your closet, April 15 might be far more terrifying than Halloween next year. Something taxing this way comes… just in time for Halloween. These are examples of mistakes commonly made with regard to taxes. Now, most people […]

Baby Gone Viral: Internet Fame and Its Tax Implications

Ed note: Kids are funny. Seriously funny. And they always have been! The difference these days is that their parents have video cameras in their back pockets and access to a distribution network that reaches millions of people each day (see: the Internet). The result? Viral video fame for lots of people who haven’t reached […]