Will I receive a stimulus check?

How does the stimulus check work? The coronavirus stimulus check is an advance on a 2020 tax credit. This means if you do not get a check in 2020, you may be able to claim the tax credit next year. The IRS calls this check an “economic impact payment.” The amount you get will be…

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Financial Tips for the Coronavirus Crisis

Every 5-10 years, we face a major crisis. Today it’s the Coronavirus, a decade ago it was the housing bubble burst, before that September 11, and before that the dot.com bust. My point is that a crisis will come and go, but the sound financial principles needed to weather the storms of a crisis never…

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How does Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) work?

Are you over the age of 60 looking for free help with your taxes? If so, consider taking advantage of an IRS program called The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Program. This program partners with a variety of organizations, like AARP, to offer free tax assistance for those 60 and over (no income eligibility).…

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New Years Anti-Resolutions for 2020

I’m going to suggest something a little radical for the new year and the new decade, 2020. Instead of focusing on a new year’s resolutions, consider listing the things you are going to stop doing. Ideally, these should be self-sabotaging habits and behaviors that prevent you from achieving your goals. Here are a few ideas…

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5 Tips to Stay Out of Debt on Black Friday

Thin girl smiling while leaning on a glass storefront that reads SALE and wearing a red tank top, checkered skirt, and black sandals

Your No-Debt Black Friday Survival Guide As a veteran, I often get eye rolls from my kids when I use military analogies to describe events. But as a financial coach, I can’t help but see Black Friday as an epic battle. You’re knee-deep in the trenches of holiday shopping goals and you’re experiencing the rapid…

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