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7 Warning Signs You’re In Financial Trouble

I vividly remember being in my kitchen a couple years ago and having to decide between two bills to pay: our mortgage or day care. My husband has recently gotten laid off for the second time in four years, and in the meantime, we had doubled our...

Ask an Advisor: What Is the Capital Gains Tax?

What is the capital gains tax, and how can I calculate mine? — Elyse, New Jersey We all know that the IRS wants a piece of everything we earn, whether it’s our salary or investments. Generally, the capital gains tax is a percentage owed to the...

10 Habits of High Net-Worth Women

As a financial advisor, I have occasionally found myself feeling envious of certain clients. Not because of their wealth — but because they were disciplined and determined enough to do all the right things that enabled them to accumulate their...

Ask an Advisor: What Is the Inheritance Tax?

What is the inheritance tax? Receiving an inheritance usually comes with paying an inheritance tax, depending on where you live or where the deceased lived. An inheritance tax is a state tax (or county tax, in one case) imposed on beneficiaries...

What Lifestyle Can You Afford on $50,000?

Median household income in the United States has hovered just over $50,000 for the past few years, according to research from the U.S. Census Bureau. But $50,000 a year may translate into a completely different lifestyle in Oklahoma City than it...

6 Tax Tips For the Divorced

Statistically speaking, about half of marriages in the US end in divorce. This means that it's a reality that many people face. You have to deal with a lot during a divorce, not to mention more complicated paperwork during tax time. Read these...

What to Look for in the Fine Print

From apartment leases to employment agreements -- here’s what you need to read.

8 Ways Your Upbringing Can Affect Your Money Habits

Whether we realize it or not, how we were raised has a tremendous impact on how we make decisions as adults. Sometimes the results are positive, certainly. But other times the results are detrimental to our well-being, especially when it comes to...

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