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It's time to get serious about our finances and learn more about saving, investing, money, and personal finance.
 
 




MONEY, FINANCE, AND CAREERS:

ADVICE AND INFORMATION

 

Here we provide additional useful personal finance information, advice, and tips.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERSONAL FINANCE INFORMATION

     
TAXES    

 

Teacher Tax Savings - The Teacher Tax Deduction
Teachers and other educators should save their receipts for the teacher tax deduction.

 

Standard Deduction or Itemized Deductions
Basic tax help understanding the difference between the standard deduction and itemized deductions.

 

Withholding Income Tax:  Look at a Smaller Refund Differently
Many people think they are saving money by withholding more than they need on their Federal Income Tax.  Here are some tips on how you can save more with this money.

 

A few Tips for Tax Saving
Some basic tips to help you save money on taxes. Why planning ahead for retirement can help you save money on your taxes. Learn to take advantage of the tax breaks you are entitled.

 

Don't Let Me Owe
Information on reducing the amount of tax money you owe to the IRS at the end of the year.

 

Understanding the 1040 Federal Income Tax Form
Learn about the 1040 Federal Income Tax Form, and its components.

 

Avoid being Audited: Fear of the Audit
Tips on avoiding an IRS tax audit.

 

Federal Income Tax Adjustments and Deductions

Learn the basics of how adjusted gross income is calculated, tax adjustments, and deductions.

 

Keep your Tax Records Straight

Know which tax records you need to keep. Understand your tax requirements for entrepreneurs or new small businesses. Learn what you need to know about filing your taxes.

 

BANKING INFORMATION    

 

 

Student Checking Accounts
Student checking accounts provide a great way to teach money management.

 

Identity Theft Prevention
Information and advice on protecting yourself from identity theft.

 

Finding the Right Bank Account
Understand your own banking needs when looking for a bank account for yourself.
Banking services are provided by financial institutions other than traditional banks these days.  Learn about some banking alternatives.

 

The Benefits of Online Banking
There are many benefits to banking online, including the opportunity to budget better, and save money.

 

Cutting Banking Fees
Tips and advice on cutting the fees you are paying for banking services and transactions.

 

Important Queries before Opening a Bank Account
Here is some advice about things to think about before opening a bank account.

 

How the Check 21 Banking Law affects Banking Customers
Learn about the new check 21 banking law.

 

Bank Accounts and Accounting: A General Overview
An overview of bank accounts and accounting for bank transactions.

Banking Terminology Abbreviations
Here are some not so common terms and abbreviations used in the banking industry.

 

FUNDRAISING AND DONATIONS    

 

 

Grant Dollars in your Backyard
If you are looking for a good way to raise money for a charity or other good cause, then getting free grant money may be a good solution.

 

Finding the Hidden Donor
Do you need to raise money for a local charity or event?  Then consider finding the hidden donor for necessary charitable donations.

 

Going Beyond the Thank-You for Donor Appreciation and Recognition
Here are some ideas on how to go beyond the thank-you note to help ensure your donors keep giving.

 

     

     

 

 

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