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Tax Day is May 17th!


The gig economy is growing, and so is the tax burden of those who are successfully turning their side hustle into their primary source of income! Follow these tips if you bring in self-employment cash!

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2021 Retirement Confidence Survey


Will your retirement dreams match your reality? That’s perhaps the most critical question to ask people who are currently retired. Was your retirement what you expected, or was it something else? For more than 30 years, the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) has conducted the Retirement Confidence Survey, which gauges the views and attitudes of…

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Cyberattack, CPI Hit In the Wallet


A cyberattack shut down a major gas and energy pipeline supplying the East Coast of the United States for several days. The actual pipelines themselves are still functional and have since started running again, but it’s led to long lines and closed gas stations in many regions.1,2 While this situation is alarming and has a…

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Are Americans Saving Too Much?


Among the many changes arising from the pandemic, one of the most noticeable was a change in American spending habits. A survey released in March 2021 by Pew Research shows that Americans have increasingly chosen to put away what extra money they have rather than invest. It spreads across all income levels, with a 32%…

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I.R.S. Delays Tax Filing, Payment Deadlines


Less than one month ahead of the traditional date, the I.R.S. has delayed the deadline for filing and paying taxes. The new deadline is May 17, 2021.1,2,3 The delay follows continued disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic and a late start to the tax-filing season, which the I.R.S. delayed to start on February 12. It also…

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International Women’s Day


This year we’re celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8. In 1920, women fought for the right to vote. In 1974, single and divorced women were finally able to secure a credit card without needing a male cosigner. While we’ve made many strides, this day reminds us that there is still a long way to…

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Economic Predictions: What Lies Ahead?


It can be easy to overlook the nation’s solid economic fundamentals when the financial media splashes stories every day about an army of amateur traders, short-selling mania, and initial public offerings (IPOs) that double in price on the first day of trading. But a recent survey by The Wall Street Journal showed just how upbeat…

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Oil Prices on the Move


At this time last year, it was still unknown that a deadly global pandemic was on the rise, eventually stalling economic growth and sending crude oil prices into negative territory. But recently, oil prices have surged, with crude hitting highs not seen since before the pandemic. A hopeful sign Recent production cuts and a belief…

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Changing Jobs, Changing Times


Recently, Jeff Bezos, one of the wealthiest people in the world, announced he would take a different role at his company. Corporate moves make the news all the time, but for the largest companies, the story can jump from the business page to the front page.1,2 It’s understandable to wonder how this might impact you….

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