Category: Personal finance

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...

The SECURE Act: What You Need to Know

The SECURE Act: What You Need to Know

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act was enacted as part of a year-end budget appropriations bill that passed the U.S. Senate on December 19, 2019. It was subsequently signed by...

Trends in Personal Finance: 2019

Trends in Personal Finance: 2019

I recently attended a webinarabout 2019 trends in personal finance sponsored by Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF) and presented a webinar of my own. Below are five 2019 statistics and trends that caught my...

My Take-Aways from the 2019 NJCFE Symposium

My Take-Aways from the 2019 NJCFE Symposium

I recently attended the 2019 New Jersey Coalition for Financial Education (NJCFE) Symposium. Below are some key take-aways about personal finance topics and financial education: ¨     Financial author Beth Kobliner recommended that parents have...