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New tax rules may turn your planning for funding college on its ear. Learn how to prepare for the coming changes now. This might be one of the most important changes for you in the new tax law.

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Our resources for entrepreneurs will help you find the best advice on buying franchises, raising capital, and mistakes to avoid when starting a business.

Thinking of buying a franchise? Read what the experts have to say about the does and the don'ts of the franchise business.

Finding the funds to start your business is always a challenge. Our business funding sources will help you get started to find likely sources of money.

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Saving for retirement has to be one of the most important financial decisions you will make. There are many questions to pay answer including when to start, how much to save each month, what are you long term goals, and investing your retirement funds along the way.

It is not easy to hang onto your money as life throws curve balls so you have to include your financial planning for everything else as part of your retirement planning. Get expert financial advice here.

Nov 21, 2017
A Solution For The Top Concern In Retirement Planning: Running Out Of Money
Cindy Collins
Most of us dream of living a nice, long retirement during which we can enjoy time with family, relax and not have to worry about waking up to an alarm clock every day. But that retirement dream requires a financial strategy to achieve -- and a good financial strategy to make it last.

With the average life expectancy longer than it's ever been, it is necessary for savings and retirement income to last much longer than many expect. This can be a difficult feat, as many Americans haven’t saved nearly enough to get through just a few years in retirement, much less 20 or 30. More info...

Nov 21, 2017
When good money advice is bad for you
Liz Weston
Discussing economic class is tricky in America, but the working and middle classes face vastly different financial challenges than upper-income families, and the gaps are growing wider. Good money advice for high earners could be lousy for low earners, and vice versa.
For example, certified financial planners recommend saving a three-month emergency fund before tackling other money goals. More info...

Nov 21, 2017
College Students Set to Lose Several Big Tax Breaks Under GOP Tax Plan
Kaitlin Mulhere
House Republicans unveiled their long-awaited tax reform proposal Thursday—and a handful of popular breaks for education are on the chopping block.

The GOP wants to combine three separate tax credits for higher education expenses into one, and eliminate both the student loan interest deduction and tax-free tuition reimbursement from employers. The bill also calls for a new tax on wealthy universities’ endowments.

Here’s a breakdown of the proposed changes. More info...

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