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One Thing You Need To Know About Unemployment Benefits. How moms may be impacted by COVID-19 and unemployment.

One Thing You Need To Know About Unemployment Benefits

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The COVID-19 pandemic has hit millions of Americans and upended life around the world.  But there is one group that has been hit very hard – moms.  Unexpected job losses, decisions to exit the workforce due to the increasing demands at home to be a homeschool teacher, or increased demands at work while maintaining the home have disproportionately impacted moms.  Unemployment has become a lifeline for many during these turbulent times.  But did you know that this lifeline now has the potential to be a major headache during tax time?   The reason is that unemployment benefits are considered income, similar…

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Wish you had more money in your paycheck? In this post, you will learn how to increase your monthly income by changing your tax withholdings.

Give Yourself A Monthly Raise With This Simple Tip

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I have a couple of friends who loathe the idea of receiving a refund.  I thought they were crazy when I heard them talk about their desire to structure their taxes in a way where they wouldn’t receive a tax refund.  They believed that a tax refund was a big waste and meant they failed in properly setting up their taxes at the beginning of the year. To them, a tax refund wasn’t something to be excited about, but rather a signal to do something different the following year.  This was totally different than my approach. Unlike my friends, I…

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10 Smart and Quick Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund Wisely

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We are in the middle of tax refund season and for many of us, this provides an opportunity to catch up on goals, catch up on bills, or to do something a little special for us or our children. But where to get started and how do you decide what to work on? In this post, I’m going to share 10 Smart and Quick Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund Wisely. These tips will help you have more peace and move you closer to your goals. If you receive a refund, think about how you will allocate your refund before…

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We can become more secure around investing. In the post, "The Biggest Investing Mistake Women Make," we will discuss the biggest money mistakes women make.

The Biggest Investing Mistake Women Make

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I’m excited to partner with Ellevest to start this conversation about women and money. I may receive compensation if you become an Ellevest member. Today’s post is Part 2 of the 2-Part series on Investing. In Part 1 of the Investing series, we talked about how you can fund your investment account. However, there is another step that has to happen. Once you identify where the money to fund your investment account will come from, you will also need to take the next step of opening an investment account and then funding it. Sometimes it is easier to come up…

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The government shutdown lasted 35 days. The pain of the furloughed workers was real. In this post, I’m going to share 6 money management lessons we can learn from the government shutdown that will help you to make adjustments now to better protect your financial security going forward.

6 Money Management Lessons From The Government Shutdown

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The government shutdown lasted 35 days.  The pain of the furloughed workers was real.  I heard stories about people who were unable to go to work because they couldn’t afford childcare.  However, there were stories of beauty within the midst of that storm as everyday Americans and businesses stepped up to help their fellow citizens weather the storm through food drives, free meals, and other assistance.  I was even encouraged to see banks stepping up to provide relief for customers who were impacted by the shutdown. That type of concern for others was encouraging. As I thought about the impact…

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