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What Do You Need to File Your Taxes?

Tax season is almost upon us, and whether you are using a program like Turbo Tax, using a a free filing service, or going the old-fashioned paper route, it’s important to know what paperwork and information you are going to need before you start. There’s nothing worse than sitting down with determination, and then realizing you need six more forms before you can actually get your taxes done. So, what do you need to file your taxes? Read the rest of this entry >>

What Should I Get Someone For Valentine's Day?

What Should I Get Someone For Valentine’s Day?

February 14 may seem like ages and ages away, but we promise you that it’s never too early to start planning for that perfect gift or evening out with the person you love. Having a good plan for gift-giving in place means you won’t be caught flat-footed when Valentine’s Day arrives, and takes a lot of stress out of last minute florist-finding. If you’re asking yourself “What should I get someone for Valentine’s Day?” we have a handful of ideas that will hopefully strike a chord. Read the rest of this entry >>

trade-in value vs resale value

What Is The Difference Between Trade-In Value and Resale Value?

Trade-In Value vs Resale Value

Shopping for a new or new-to-you vehicle can be a challenge that doesn’t always stop when you get to the lot. Car buying can involve a lot of unique automotive terminology that most folks don’t need to use from day-to-day, so we’re going to look a little closer at one of them: trade-in value vs resale value. Read the rest of this entry >>

What Are the Types of Bankruptcy?

What Are the Types of Bankruptcy?

When people say they are filing for bankruptcy, it’s a given that they are financially in a rough place, but what are the types of bankruptcy and what does that mean? In this blog we’re going to look at the four types of bankruptcy, and what each of them means practically. Each type (Chapter 7, Chapter 11, Chapter 12, and Chapter 13) are named after the chapter they appear in in the United States Bankruptcy Code. Read the rest of this entry >>