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The Personal Finance Attitude Adjustment

by Hannah Cole on June 2, 2017
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In my last post, I outlined the basics of a personal finance plan. That article is the “what to do” where I answer questions about insurance, debt management, savings and investments. If you haven’t read it I suggest spending a bit of time with the post because it provides the foundation for getting your proverbial ducks in a row. This week, I’d like to get into the “how to do it” part. This part is about the mindset to get yourself on track. There are a lot of general principles for good financial health but what I outline below are the most time-tested. Since what I’m talking about this week is more about attitude, this is the part where you make adjustments and decide for yourself what works best for you.

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Some Real Numbers for Artists on the ACA Repeal

by Hannah Cole on March 22, 2017
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When I went back to school for accounting, I never thought I’d get an education in healthcare. But the Affordable Care Act (ACA, aka Obamacare) forced tax preparers like me into learning about our healthcare system, because most of the credits and penalties are reconciled on the tax return.

Given this background, I have some insights on what the new Republican proposal, the “American Health Care Act” (ACHA, aka Trumpcare) would do to you, me, and our federal budget. It’s not good.

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The Nitty Gritty: How To Prepare for Filing Your Taxes

by Hannah Cole on January 19, 2017
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Nobody likes filing taxes. But thinking ahead and getting your documents lined up reduce the stress of the process. Here are some key ways to prepare yourself for tax season, and get you ready to sit down to your own tax prep software or deliver an organized package to your tax preparer.

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