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Stranger, Tallman & Lautz Accounting
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Grand Junction, CO
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Feb 19, 2020
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Tax Changes and Key Amounts for the 2020 Tax Year
Although you're probably focused on filing your 2019 tax return right now, it's never too early to start thinking about next year's return. Proper tax planning requires an awareness of what's new and changed from last year …
Kiplinger
Why a Big Tax Refund Isn't as Awesome as You Think
Last year was the first year we implemented the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into our tax prep, and a lot of people were surprised to learn …
Lifehacker
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Millions of Americans are missing out on Earned Income Tax Credit
Who wouldn't want an extra $300 or even $3,000 in tax refund cash? But oddly enough, millions of Americans miss out on this deal each …
USA Today
Tax-Saving Tips
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Smart Money Moves I Made When I Got My First 'Real' Job
Last spring, I got my first-ever "big girl" job. It was a relief — I'd spent almost an entire year using my brand new journalism degree …
Money
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Are Personal Loans Considered Income?
Borrowers can use personal loans for all kinds of purposes, but can the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) treat loans like income …
Investopedia
Best Ways to Make Passive Income
Passive income is a bit of a misnomer because you do have to put in work to generate the money. It's just more upfront, possibly …
Investor Junkie
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Keeping the House Post-Divorce Has Gotten More Affordable
Typically, financial advisers have recommended against keeping the marital home. In the past, it became too big of a financial burden …
Kiplinger
Homeowners take advantage of lower rates to refinance
Mortgage applications rose for the third week in a row as borrowers reacted to low mortgage rates. Refinancing saw a jump in activity …
Fox Business
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5 Money Mistakes Not To Make With Your Midlife Partner
If you're remarried or living with a significant other at midlife, managing your money together may look different than when you …
Forbes
It's time to check your 401(k) plan
With the stock market flirting with record highs — and 30,000 in view for the Dow Jones Industrial Average — this is a good opportunity …
USA Today
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Visa vs. MasterCard: What's the Difference?
The electronic payments industry is dominated by four companies. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover are responsible …
Investopedia
Cartoon
"If you claim depreciation on the hat, I can save you a fortune on your taxes. Call me."
Copyright © Randy Glasbergen
Trivia
What year was the first penny minted?
See the answer below.
Gas prices continue downward trend
The average price of regular-grade gasoline dropped 7 cents per gallon over the past two weeks. That puts …
Fox Business
What Year Was It?
Malcolm X Assassinated
What Year
Malcolm X, an African American nationalist and religious leader, is assassinated by rival Black Muslims while addressing his Organization of Afro-American Unity.
The day was Feb 21. What year was it?
Quote of the Week
"Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune."
Jim Rohn
Trivia Answer
What year was the first penny minted?
Answer: 1787
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