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Changes to Federal Tax Rules for 2021

There are several COVID relief tax measures that will not be available to you this year as things return to “normal.” And as usual, there are small changes throughout the tax code that happen just about every year. Read on for a short list of the most prominent changes that affect the most people*:  1. Tax Due Date: The due date for taxes is back

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How to Prepare for a Storm No Matter Where You Live

In the past few decades, we have experienced more storms of all kinds. Hurricanes certainly have increased in number as well as escalated in force. And in just the last few days, snow has battered many areas of the country, including places in the southwest that have never experienced such storms before this winter. While this blog post has been written with storms in mind,

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Best Tax Software of 2021

Tax season started late this year, on February 12th instead of the usual mid-January date. That means you have four fewer weeks to do your least favorite annual chore. With time short, you might consider doing your taxes yourself at home. It can be cheaper, but how reliable is tax software nowadays? BillCutterz is here to help! Here is a breakdown of what is offered

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How to Save Money with Meal Planning

How to Save Money with Meal Planning Meal planning is just what it sounds like: planning out your meals ahead of time to save time and money. For some meal planners, that means planning dinners only, but another option is to plan all meals and snacks for the week or the month. The advantages of meal planning include:  Not wasting time every evening trying to

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YouTube: A Money-Saving Tool

Almost everyone uses social media in one way or another. YouTube serves as a visual search engine that covers every topic you can think of, including saving money. In fact, YouTube offers many ways to help you save money. Here are just some topics you may find helpful on YouTube: 1. Don’t pay for repairs, learn how to do it yourself.  Obviously, not every issue

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7 Things to do with Your Stimulus Check

7 Things to Do with your Stimulus Check More stimulus checks are coming! There is no concrete time period of when those will be sent out, but why not have a plan for how you’ll spend it? Your plan will vary based on where you are financially right now, which will be impacted by whether you are employed, have kids, own your home, or are

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Wisdom from the Money Greats

Wisdom from the Money Greats Not many people are born wealthy. In fact, according to the New York Post, only 3% of the entire population of the United States is worth one million dollars or more. Some of them are very wealthy due to the hard work of previous generations of their family, but what about the self-made millionaires? Here are quotes about money from some

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Awesome Work from Home Tips for 2021

Times have changed and 2020 likely introduced you to working from home for the first time. If you’re used to working in a quiet office, but now are working with a noisy family, pets and other distractions, the transition can be very disruptive. Here are some awesome tips for 2021 to make working from home easier, more comfortable, and productive.  Your Home Office Setup Since

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5 Ways You Can Regularly Practice Gratitude

From dealing with car problems to tackling work projects, it can be easy to get bogged down by the day-to-day happenings of life. Often, we start to coast through each day with more focus on the negatives than the positives. But by practicing gratitude, we can lead more fulfilling lives. Research has shown that gratitude improves physical health, psychological health, mental strength, self-esteem, and sleep.

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5 Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

Part of what makes the holidays a special time of the year is the spirit of giving back. Whether you donate canned goods to a food bank or write a check to an animal shelter, you can brighten the lives of other people (or animals). By giving back, you can also brighten your own life. Research has shown that paying it forward boosts happiness, improves

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