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Duly Noted

Many taxpayers found themselves owing money to the Treasury when they completed their first tax returns covered by new rules that took effect in 2018. In response, the IRS in January offered some relief from penalties for failing to prepay enough of the tax bill via withholding or estimated taxes.
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If You’re Starting Out, Start With Budgeting

If you search the internet for advice on effective personal financial management, you are confronted with an extensive list of topics that require your attention. Young professionals can often shrink that list down to one.
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A Standoff, But Not A Standstill

The incoming 116th Congress will probably feature a legislative standoff between House Democrats and Senate Republicans, but that does not mean it will be quiet – or that nothing important will come out of the Capitol for the next two years.
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Duly Noted

Wisconsin Offers Balm For SALT Wounds: Wisconsin joined the parade of states seeking to offer workarounds for the new $10,000 itemized deduction limit for state and local taxes.
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Duly Noted

Music Gets Modernized For The Digital Era. Congress passed and sent to President Trump a sweeping overhaul of the way songwriters, performers and other music industry creatives are compensated when their works are streamed, downloaded and broadcast via satellite.
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When Spouses Live In Different States

Popular wisdom holds that our world is shrinking. But for married couples who live apart much or all of the time, long distances still present unique challenges and pitfalls. Many of these are emotional, but there are a few financial hazards too. Luckily couples can largely mitigate the financial problems, at least, with some careful planning and foresight.
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Winding Up A Business

Letting go can be hard to do, whether you’re a parent watching a child head off to college or an entrepreneur planning to wind up a business. But preparation can make a hard process a little bit easier.
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