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Atlanta, How do You Stay Out of Debt Once You Get Out of Debt?

As you reduce your liabilities, embrace the behaviors that may improve your balance sheet.     Paying off a major debt produces a sense of relief. You can celebrate a financial milestone; you can “pay yourself first” to greater degree and direct more money toward your dreams and your financial future rather than your creditors.  …

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Your Tax Help-Should You File Jointly, Or Not?

For many married couples, filing jointly is a good idea, but there are exceptions.   Ninety-five percent of married couples file joint federal tax returns. Filing jointly can be convenient. Frequently, there’s a financial advantage, but that does not mean it should be done without consideration.1   Years ago, there was less incentive to file…

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Some Changes Are Coming for 401(k)s

Take note of them for 2019.     Some notable developments are about to impact 401(k) plans. They follow a major change that became effective in 2018. Thanks to the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, workers who borrow from 401(k) accounts and leave their jobs now have until October of the following year to repay plan…

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Home Sales Slip in Atlanta

HOME SALES QUICKLY FALTER Seldom do existing home sales fall 6.4% in a month, but that was what happened in December. National Association of Realtors economist Laurence Yun called the drop a reflection of “consumer search processes and contract signing activity in previous months when mortgage rates were higher than today,” and noted that the…

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Traditional vs. Roth IRAs

Perhaps both traditional and Roth IRAs can play a part in your retirement plans. IRAs can be an important tool in your retirement savings belt, and whichever you choose to open could have a significant impact on how those accounts might grow.   IRAs, or Individual Retirement Accounts, are investment vehicles used to help save…

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