Many of us routinely recycle plastic, paper, glass, and metals. However, there are many other things you probably didn’t know could be turned in for cash or a tax deduction. Plus, you’ll feel good about helping to save the planet. Here is a list of six items you can recycleContinue Reading


One of the most important features of your individual retirement account (IRA) is that it is an “individual” account. You can customize your deposits and take withdrawals when you want to, and you are responsible for paying taxes on distributions. You can even control what happens to it after youContinue Reading


Today’s job market is as competitive as ever. You need to be able to effectively communicate your skillset so that you will give yourself the best competitive advantage to secure employment. During the interview process, you want to highlight as many of your strengths as possible. An easy way toContinue Reading


Saving $10,000 is a wonderful accomplishment but it’s critical to put that hard-earned cash to good use. With $10,000 in savings, there are many things you could do, but here are five safe and wise ways to allocate your cash. Key Takeaways Using $10,000 in savings to invest or payContinue Reading


A good financial advisor can add tons of value to your financial well-being and can enhance your quality of life. “Good” can be a subjective term; in this case, “good” denotes someone who is qualified to help you, and whose personality gives you the confidence to follow their advice. In evaluatingContinue Reading


For an employer, conducting background checks is a valuable screening tool. If the applicant’s record is clean, the employer may benefit from exploring the opportunity of employment further. If the background check returns incriminating information, the employer can quickly make an informed decision to not move forward, saving potential futureContinue Reading


Renting your home for short periods using Airbnb or VRBO is a quick way to earn extra cash. But peer-to-peer home sharing involves risk and is not something you should do without research and careful consideration. Not only could your guests end up trashing your apartment, condo or house, youContinue Reading