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Whether or not your pension is taxed depends on the type of pension—years of service or disability—and the type of tax—federal, state, or social security. The Federal Government and Military Retirement Pay If you’ve spent twenty or more years in military service, you’re entitled to a military pension upon retirement. The federal government considers this[…]

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“Audit” is a scary word for most people, because they think it automatically means they’ve done something wrong on their taxes and are going to get penalized. True, sometimes the IRS notices a problem, whether it was intentional misreporting or an inadvertent error. But this is not always the case. The IRS sometimes uses random[…]

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Your credit score can have a significant impact on both your personal and professional lives.  Personally, your score can impact the availability of and interest rates for mortgages, car loans, and credit cards.  Professionally, a bad credit score will hurt your chances of securing certain jobs and obtaining financing for small business endeavors.   Your[…]

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Traditionally, new brides adopt their husband’s name upon marriage, although sometimes they may choose to hyphenate both names together. Either way, you have to make it official. Your wedding certificate isn’t enough, but it’s a start.  Here is some information on going through the steps to legally change your name.   First Stop, Social Security You’ll[…]

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