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    Don’t give up on budgeting

    There are as many opinions about budgeting as there are about politics or religion. However, opinions are just that — opinions. Until you put your opinion to the test, you won’t know if it simply is a personal preference or something based on truth and facts. The same is true for a budget. Most adults […]

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    Blended families, BLENDED ASSETS

    In general, Mississippi’s statistics on marriage and divorce mirrors the nation’s average. Almost 50 percent of those who marry will divorce. What I find interesting, however, is that of the majority who get divorced, 80 percent go on to marry again for a second or third time. Of course, some do so after the death […]

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    Know your education tax benefits

    Tax credits, qualified tuition programs, income exclusions and penalty waivers can help taxpayers with education expenses. A tax credit will reduce your taxes dollar for dollar and may even be refundable. A qualified tuition program is a program in which you are able to contribute to and accumulate earnings tax-free if funds are used for […]

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    Keep your pool safe and insured

    by Angelyn Treutel Zeringue Baby, it’s getting HOT, HOT, HOT — time for a jump in the swimming pool! With many areas of the nation reaching 100 degrees or higher, everyone wants to relax in a pool, but pools can very dangerous for young children, so there are several things you should do to ensure […]

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    Should you RENT or BUY a house?

    Provided by Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. and Angela Wolfe For generations of Americans buying a house was seen as a financial no-brainer. You’d save enough for a down payment, find the house of your dreams and make steady mortgage payments until the house was yours. Today it’s not always so obvious whether it’s better […]

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    Tax day is near

    Our duty to file our tax returns is upon us once again. Your tax filing agony is diminished when your data is organized and you let your certified public accountant, CPA, prepare it for you. Go through a basic checklist before meeting your CPA for the assurance of reporting all your income and claiming all […]

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    Tax deadlines coming up and due dates matter

    Every month, individuals and business owners are submitting information forms or making tax deposits or both to the Internal Revenue Service. Imagine if this person-specific avalanche of data and funds were coming at you. Can you imagine the highly organized system you would need to keep up with it? No wonder the IRS puts due […]

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