The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 ushered in a number of changes impacting taxpayers at all income levels. These changes include new tax rates and adjusted income thresholds, as well as a significantly higher standard deduction ($12,000 for single filers and $24,000 for married couples filing jointly). The new law also eliminated a number of itemized deductions, while limiting others.
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Part of determining an appropriate investment strategy is identifying what you want your money to do for you.
In a recent survey by JumpStart Coalition for Financial Literacy, only 26 percent of those between the ages of 13-21 said that they had been taught how to manage money. Yet, when they turn 18, kids are signing contracts for student loans, opening credit card accounts, and in many instances, living away from home with little financial guidance available.
It seems like we’ve been conditioned to shop since birth. While an occasional splurge is nothing to get worked up about, we’ve become incredibly wasteful in the process. Landfills from coast to coast are full of our discarded belongings such as furniture, equipment, appliances, and electronic items like computers and cellphones.
Is your garage overflowing with bank statements and paid bills from ten years ago? Are you unsure about what documents need to be retained and what can be tossed? Speaking of tossing, what documents can be tossed in the trash, and which should be shredded? Are you wanting to finally get control of your documents?
A post-secondary degree is proving more and more beneficial to earn a foothold in the workforce. There are many ways parents can tackle the daunting task of raising a child and then helping them with higher education costs. Contact a CFP® Professional TODAY for help in creating a financial plan that draws a roadmap for accomplishing all of your financial goals!
These are the obstacles we all face in trying to achieve our financial goals:
Being financially savvy will mean different things to different people. But a common trait that the money-smart share is an affinity for long term financial planning and goals.
Those who are great at it don’t have to make huge sacrifices, but still manage to enjoy a high standard of living while traveling and pursuing a range of hobbies.