Family Finances

What Trump’s Tax Plan Means for You

Americans cannot know for certain what lies ahead but GuideVine will cover some of the highlights of the plan from interest rates, estate taxes, potential tax cuts and how these could potentially impact you, your family and financial decisions moving forward. Speaking with a financial advisor or tax accountant can address your worries and give you a clearer picture of where your investments are headed.

By Zina Kumok, ago
Education

GuideVine’s Summer Scoop 2016

GuideVine's Summer Scoop returns for 2016! From June 1st through August 31st, watch short daily videos from financial experts answering common financial questions. By the end of the summer, you'll be a lot more confident and knowledgeable about personal finance.

By GuideVine, ago
Education

Top Tax Software for 2016

We've reviewed the top 5 tax software programs for 2016. They may not save more money on your tax returns but they do offer a way to lower your tax preparation costs. Pricing and options range from free to more expensive. Depending on your experience and comfort level for filing your own tax return, customer support and other features also differ by the price of the tax software you may choose.

By Zina Kumok, ago
Education

Why You Should Owe On Your Tax Return

Getting a nice refund at tax time can be a great feeling and help fund that vacation you’ve been planning. But is giving the government a no interest the loan the right approach? Consulting a tax professional on your withholding strategy one of many things you can do to plan a better approach to taxes.

By Zina Kumok, ago
Financial Advisors

5 Reasons You Need a Financial Advisor in 2016

New Year's has past. Everybody is busy working on their 2016 resolutions (right?). While a casual approach to the gym or staying in touch may work, its best not to improvise your financial resolutions. We look at five reasons why this is the year to get professional financial advice, to help you achieve your money goals while gaining peace of mind.

By Zina Kumok, ago
Investments

Smart Money Moves in your 50s

Your 50s are a critical decade for your finances and retirement planning. What you do, or don’t do here, can set you up for your 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond. With some smart money moves now, even if you have to work in retirement, you won’t feel like you will be working forever.

By Josie Lee, ago
Taxes

The Pros and Cons of Filing a Tax Extension

So it’s crunch time and April 15th is fast approaching. If you haven’t finished your tax preparation, it might be tempting to approximate it all and hope for the best. However that isn’t prudent and you may want to consider filing a tax extension instead. Learn when you should and the number one rule about extensions.

By Fern LaRocca, ago
Family Finances

To Fall in Love With Your Finances, Do This

It’s easy to stick your head in the sand when it comes to personal finance, even when you know you shouldn’t. So our author challenged herself to come up with 36 questions that could help her get more comfortable with her personal finances or, dare we say it, actually fall in love with them.

By GuideVine, ago