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Feb 27, 2018
By Justin Chu, Program Associate, Taxpayer Opportunity Network Every year, the middle of April marks the end of the federal tax return filing season. For many Americans, that can mean seemingly endless forms, paystubs, and other paperwork. However, tax time can also be a unique opportunity for saving for your future! You can maximize tax . . .
Feb 20, 2018
Hi there! Max here, with the first installment of my DIY home improvement tip series! With all of the chilly weather we’ve been experiencing, I wanted to share some helpful tips to keep the cold out and the warmth inside your home. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that as much as one third of . . .
Feb 19, 2018
On the 3rd Monday of February, we celebrate Presidents’ Day in the U.S. to honor George Washington, our first president born on February 22, 1732, and Abraham Lincoln, our 16th president born on February 12, 1809. It is also commonly recognized as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents. For many years, it was celebrated on February . . .
Feb 14, 2018
The history of Valentine’s Day and the story of its origin is somewhat of a mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance and that Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and Ancient Roman tradition. The day of romance we call Valentine’s Day dates back to the 5th century (401 to 500 AD). . . .
Feb 09, 2018
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and while a night out on the town is the usual go-to, it’s not always the easiest on your wallet. If your New Year’s resolution is to get your finances in order, you don’t have to lose sight of your goals in order to impress your mate. With . . .
Feb 02, 2018
Groundhog Day is observed on February 2nd, each year in the United States and Canada. For a nice welcomed break during the winter, the groundhog awakens from his nap and goes outside to see if he can see his shadow. It is believed by many that if the groundhog sees his shadow that there will . . .
Feb 01, 2018
Black History Month is a time to reflect and celebrate African-American leaders and events today and throughout history.
Jan 30, 2018
Who are you rooting for in this year’s Super Bowl? Let’s be honest, whoever you are cheering for, coming together with friends and family for a fun filled game day celebration is the best part for most people. If you volunteered to host, your frugal side might be fretting about how much this shindig is . . .
Jan 23, 2018
The parties have been had. The boxes of decorations are placed tidily back in their reserved corner of the attic. The sweets and treats have been baked and enjoyed. The presents have been opened. The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is over. The whimsical time the holidays created has come to a close . . .
Jan 19, 2018
Happy New Year! January is not only the beginning of a new year, but for many, the first month in their endeavor to conquer resolutions in the new year. Popular resolutions include: to lose weight, to exercise more frequently, to be more organized, and to quit smoking. Regardless of what “improvement” you decided to tackle, . . .