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To help demystify the sometimes (VERY) confusing and arduous process of filing taxes, Real Smarts has once again partnered with Angela Morrison, CPA, of Huntington Tax Partners. In this installment of the TAX SMARTS Series, Angela shares some of the most common mistakes tax filers make that can cost them time, money, and added stress.
The Federal Reserve interest hikes. Sure, it’s not exactly the most interesting topic to read about, especially at a time when we’re seeing breakthrough photos of Mars or experiencing “Out of This World” holiday sales. But the fact is, rising federal interest rates is a topic that really does affect your world, or more importantly, your wallet. Here to shed some light on rising interest rates and why they should be of great interest to you is Avidia’s Real Smart expert, Don Frost, Senior Vice President of Residential Lending.
Kids aren’t expensive.
Whoever said that probably never looked at the price of college tuition. According to the College Board, “the average cost of tuition and fees for the 2017–2018 school year was $34,740 at private colleges, $9,970 for state residents at public colleges, and $25,620 for out-of-state residents attending public universities.” That, of course, leaves parents looking to provide their children with brighter futures with One. Burning. Question.
How the heck can I afford it?
Take (Some of) The Pain Out of Paying People Back
Let’s face it, paying people is just a not-so-fun part of everyday life – whether you’re paying your landlord, a friend for your share of Friday night dinner, or the commisioner of your fantasy football league. And while most of us find it a lot more fun and exciting to receive money, sending money to others doesn't have to be painful (at least the part where you send money).