Paying for College? Use Tax Credits.

College is expensive.  We get it.  Luckily, if you’re a taxpayer who paid for college expenses this year, you might qualify for a special tax credit.  The IRS recently suggested that parents take stock of their situation and see if they qualify for the Lifetime Learning Credit or the American Opportunity Tax Credit.  Not sure […] Read More

Yahoo Data Breach

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PROTECTING YOUR IDENTITY On September 22, 2016, Yahoo announced that more than 500 million accounts were compromised.  The data breach included email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, passwords, and in some cases, security questions. The news of yet another data breach reminds us of how important it is […] Read More

Protect Your Credit This Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us, and you know what that means.  Shopping.  (And pumpkin spice lattes, of course.)  Before you buy gobs of candy for trick-or-treaters, plan your Thanksgiving feast and look for the perfect Christmas gift, remember this:  shopping can either hurt or help your credit. Why is credit so important? In the […] Read More