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Use Your Tax Refund to Knock Down Debt, Lift Your Finances

So you’re expecting a tax refund this year. With inflation driving up the price of gas, food and nearly everything else, that extra money can’t come soon enough. The hard part is deciding how to spend it. Should you invest the money? Book a trip? If you really want to do yourself a favor, use your refund to pay off … Continue reading


3 Steps to Breaking Unhealthy Financial Habits

Some bad habits affect our physical health, like smoking, nail biting or eating too much junk food. But others take a toll on our financial health. How do you know if you have unhealthy financial habits, and what can you do to build better ones? Take these three steps. 1. Dig into your relationship with money Relationships with money are … Continue reading


How to Put Your Tax Refund to Work for You

The investing information provided on this page is for educational purposes only. NerdWallet and Point West does not offer advisory or brokerage services, nor does it recommend or advise investors to buy or sell particular stocks, securities or other investments. If you’re eagerly anticipating a tax refund in the coming weeks, you have good reason to be optimistic: The IRS … Continue reading




Wait, Whom Should We Tip for the Holidays — and How Much?

You’re likely planning to give some extra love to family and friends this time of year. But what about your dog walker or babysitter? If you haven’t already, consider showing appreciation for your service providers with a gift or bonus gratuity. After all, now is the time to “say ‘thank you’ and wish people well for the next year,” says … Continue reading



How to Sustain Generosity Beyond the Holidays

2020 asked a lot from us. We faced new challenges and reckoned with old ones, and often the world’s problems collided with our own individual needs. Help — whether in donations or even just attention — might’ve been hard to give when you required some yourself. If your finances are in better shape this giving season, you can be more … Continue reading


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6 Steps to Higher Net Worth: A Year-End Financial Checklist

If you want to build momentum for your New Year’s money resolutions, set some financial improvements into motion before the end of the year. Here are six easy-to-implement steps to help boost your net worth going into the new year. 1. Mind your health insurance deductibles End-of-the-year financial planning strategies aren’t always this well-timed: “My son’s birthday is December 29th. His due … Continue reading


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