Financial Health

 













Virginia Military and Veteran Legal Resource Guide

Virginia Military and Veteran Legal Resource Guide

What is the Virginia Military and Veteran Legal Resource Guide and how can it help you?

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Surprising Information About Your Credit

Surprising Information About Your Credit

Credit reporting can be confusing. Quite often, what seems like “common knowledge” or “common sense” is, well, wrong. Many of the truths behind credit reporting may surprise you.

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Credit Reporting Agencies Make Changes

Credit reporting agencies have agreed to be more conscientious in fixing credit report errors and to wait longer before including unpaid medical bills in reports and credit scores.

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Bank On of Virginia Beach changes financial behavior

According to Virginia Beach, over 6,000 City households are “unbanked” – they do not have a bank account.

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Get straight with the IRS now.

Get straight with the IRS now.

The IRS can pounce without warning if you haven’t filed tax returns.

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Important Tax Filing News

Important Tax Filing News

Free Tax Preparation & Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) information

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January 30th is EITC Awareness Day

January 30th is EITC Awareness Day

Friday, January 30th is Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day. Virginia government, wonderful community groups and businesses across the Commonwealth have joined with the IRS in promoting the initiative.

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Time to get straight with the IRS.

Time to get straight with the IRS.

Tax season is special. Few people enjoy it, but most somehow make the effort to file. For some the incentive is a refund. For those who have to pay, the incentive may be to prevent interest charges and fines.

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Over 25% of us aren’t ready for a financial emergency.

Over 25% of us aren’t ready for a financial emergency.

In America today, 28% of us have more in credit card debt than we have in savings. That’s up 5% in the past two years. Another 17% of us don’t have any credit card debt, but we don’t have any emergency savings either.

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Financial problems strike the rich and famous, too.

Financial problems strike the rich and famous, too.

Watching all the glitz and glamor of Academy Awards recently I was struck by the thought that celebrities may be much like many Virginians. They, too, have run into overwhelming debt and filed for personal bankruptcy.

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Many Virginians Still Struggling to Make Ends Meet.

Many Virginians Still Struggling to Make Ends Meet.

The “dollar stores” are a good barometer of the economy.

The recent announcement from Family Dollar highlights the growing income gap between consumers who are regaining ground after the depression and those who are still stuck.

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Credit cards are convenient, but watch out for fees.

Credit cards are convenient, but watch out for fees.

Apple and at least one other vendor are looking to get rid of credit cards. Wave your iPhone over the reader and funds will be instantly deducted from your account to pay for your purchase. But let’s be sensible, there will also be fees just like credit cards.

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2015 could be the year for your fresh financial start.

2015 could be the year for your fresh financial start.

For many of us, January is the time for our annual renewal. We acknowledge that 2014 is over, along with the problems and joys, and that 2015 is here, bright and shiny. It’s time to get healthy and get a fresh start.

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Financial problems can happen to anyone.

Financial problems can happen to anyone.

If you’re worried about your financial situation, don’t be embarrassed. You’re not alone. There are legal solutions. We will help you.

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Creating a personal budget.

Creating a personal budget.

An important step in taking control of your personal finances is to create a realistic budget and stick to it.

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Preparing for cutbacks, layoffs and sequestration.

Preparing for cutbacks, layoffs and sequestration.

If you’re like most people, you live from paycheck to paycheck. But what happens if your paycheck is suddenly cut by 20% or disappears altogether? If you see sequestration or work cutbacks in your future, here are 10 things you can do to do to get ready.

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©2018 Boleman Law Firm, P.C.