Category: Lifestyle

Gambling With Your Taxes

Gambling, Wins and Losses What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.  Unfortunately, the IRS tends to disagree with that sentiment, especially when it comes to your taxes.  Whether you are a consistent gambler or your winnings (or losses) are the

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Taxes and Traveling for Charity

Over the summer months, some people might travel to participate in charity work.  Not only is that a wonderful, selfless contribution to society, but it could also be tax deductible!  For the purposes of this blog we will not be

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Teens And Taxes- What You Need to Know

Summer Jobs and Taxes A summer job is a rite of passage for most teenagers.  It gives a taste of responsibility, builds character, and most importantly- extra spending money.  The lure of making extra money in the summer is quite

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Owe Back Taxes? PCAs, Tax Scams, And You

  An unexpected call from the IRS trying to collect back taxes is never fun, and recently, it became more likely.  In December 2015, the IRS started to use four private collection agencies (CBE, ConServe, Performant, and Pioneer) to collect

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Amendment 69: Benefits vs. Costs

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Colorado has led the nation on a number of issues over the years. We were among the first to legalize marijuana, and now Amendment 69 aims to provide Coloradans with state-provided health insurance. This amendment, known as ColoradoCare, leaves a lot

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Be Smart with Your Smartphone!

When accidents happen…be smart with your smartphone Nowadays many of us have smartphones (or photo-capable cellphones) and have them at hand most if not all of the time. So it’s not surprising that an increasing number of insureds are submitting

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Credit Card Debt, Don’t Compromise Your Future!

According to an estimate recently released by, the average American has around $7,000 in credit card debt.1 Many households of course are carrying much higher balances. The good news: Paying your way out of credit card debt may not

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Your Will is a Living Document, a Work in Progress!

Life is never at a standstill — it’s ever-changing and so are your circumstances. As they change, your planning needs may as well. Don’t make the mistake of putting your will away and forgetting about it. Take a look at

Eight Tax Benefits for Parents

Your children may help you qualify for valuable tax benefits, such as certain credits and deductions. If you are a parent, here are eight benefits you shouldn’t miss when filing taxes this year. 1. Dependents. In most cases, you can claim a

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