Tax Updates You Need To Know For 2023

Jerry ZeiglerJerry Zeigler is a Navy veteran who serves service members with financial counseling and education. As an Accredited Financial Counselor®, he is a member of the Better Financial Counseling Network and is the owner of JZ Financial Management. As a tax professional and Enrolled Agent, he has a passion for helping taxpayers navigate taxes.

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5 Tips for DIY Taxes

Jerry ZeiglerJerry Zeigler is a Navy veteran who serves service members with financial counseling and education. As an Accredited Financial Counselor®, he is a member of the Better Financial Counseling Network and is the owner of JZ Financial Management. As a tax professional and Enrolled Agent, he has a passion for helping taxpayers navigate taxes.

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Everything You Need to Know About Inflation

It’s almost impossible to turn on the news or scroll the headlines today and not be confronted by rising inflation. With an inflation rate of 8.5% in July, it is easy to see why.  The government typically works to target 2% inflation to keep price changes low while encouraging economic growth. So the high inflation…

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5 Money Saving Hacks You May Not Have Considered

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All it takes to start saving is regularly putting aside small amounts of what you bring home. Each dollar makes a difference when they add up!  Whether you’re looking to save for retirement, your first home, or a long-earned vacation, saving can make you feel comfortable and stress-free, even if saving itself seems overwhelming.  The…

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Are People Saving Money By Going Minimalist?

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Are you overwhelmed by the clutter in your home or apartment?  despite your best efforts? Going minimalist might be for you!   A 2021 study defines minimalism as being “characterized by removing clutter, being satisfied with a small number of material possessions, and giving careful consideration before making any new purchases.” Basically, it means focusing on…

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A Money-Saving Chart to Keep You Motivated

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Do you need help saving money? Let’s go back to 2019, a year before COVID-19 hit. Maybe you’re excited about travel plans, graduation parties, or concerts coming up this year.  All of a sudden, COVID-19 changes all of your plans. You might’ve lost your job, had to drop out of school, or help your family…

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Money-Saving Meals to Stretch Your Food Budget

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Grocery bills can quickly get out of hand in this economy, especially if you have other mouths to feed. The cost of food has significantly increased thanks to inflation.  If you want to prioritize saving money, you may need to get creative to stretch your dollar. From meal prepping to switching out parts of your…

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Budgeting Sucks: Here’s How to Make It Suck Less

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Have you always wanted to budget but worry about the commitment and effort involved?  Luckily, there are strategies that not only simplify the process and take much of the suckiness out of the budgeting process but also make it fun!  What is budgeting?  Budgeting is all about making sure you have the funds available to…

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