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Cost Basis and Capital Gains

Cost Basis and Capital Gains

Are you filing a tax return soon that includes income from investments? While stock market indexes have fallen dramatically in the last two weeks, many investors had capital gains in 2019 and are paying...

Save With a Plan

Save With a Plan

Today, I participated in a Cooperative Extension Twitter chat for America Saves Week (ASW). The theme of the Twitter chat and its accompanying video chat was planned saving. “Save with a Plan” was the...

Four Common Scams and How to Avoid Them

Four Common Scams and How to Avoid Them

I recently attended a seminar called Identifying and Avoiding Scams. The speaker, a bank fraud specialist, described three key steps: know the types of scams that are out there, learn the identifying characteristics of...

2020 Tax Season: What You Need to Know

2020 Tax Season: What You Need to Know

Tax season begins this year on Monday, January 27, 2020. This is the first day that the IRS will start accepting and processing 2019 tax year forms. The Military Families Learning Network personal finance...