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Tax Day 2016: Where Does Your Tax Dollar Go? 4

Today — April 18th — is Tax Day 2016 when millions of procrastinating Americans are sending off their 2015 tax returns to meet today's filing deadline. When preparing your return you often have to break down your earning and spending into categories and see where at least some of the money...

When is Peak Season for Financial Apps? Not Yet 1

With the many lessons one can learn about monetary habits from preparing your tax returns you might expect that the early months of the year leading up to April would be when mobile FinTech apps would see the most downloads and purchases. However it seems like that assumption would be wrong....

New Job Offer? Think Beyond Salary Before Accepting 4

So you've just been offered a new job in your same field but for a higher (perhaps much higher) salary. It's time to celebrate, right? Not so fast. When it comes to compensation there's more to consider than just salary alone. So before popping the bubbly you should take a closer...

Tax Audit Myths and Scams You Should Know About 2

If you asked random Americans to make a list of the things they were most afraid of, getting audited by the IRS would likely land in the top ten. This fear of audits has caused many of us go out of our way to make sure we avoid them. However over...

Spring Cleaning: Garage Sale or Garbage? 3

Everyone knows that completing a spring cleaning project and freeing your home of clutter is a great feeling. However that doesn't make the actual work of going through your home and organizing your belongings any easier. One of the hardest parts about getting rid of items you no longer need...

FinTech Lenders Form Marketplace Lending Association 3

FinTech lending leaders Lending Club, Prosper, and Funding Circle are coming together to form the Marketplace Lending Association (MLA) in an effort to help legitimize the sector. According to a press release the newly formed non-profit organization will work to promote responsible business practices and sound public policies that will benefit...

Building Equity: A Guide to Home Improvement Loan Options 10

Has the spring cleaning bug hit you yet? If so, while you're straightening up your home, you may discover that you need more space or that  you'd love to tackle some larger projects like bathroom or kitchen remodels. In addition to the welcome aesthetic and functional change that renovations provide...

Which Generation is Currently the Best at Saving? Millennials 3

Of all the stereotypes about the Millennial generation (and there are many) the idea that they're not monetarily minded and aren't fiscally responsible is probably one of the most common. However you may be surprised to learn that those between the ages of 18 and 29 are actually saving more of...