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Amelia Josephson is a writer passionate about covering financial literacy topics. Her areas of expertise include retirement and home buying. Amelia's work has appeared across the web, including on AOL, CBS News and The Simple Dollar. She holds degrees from Columbia and Oxford. Originally from Alaska, Amelia now calls Brooklyn home.
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In December 2017, President Trump signed the new tax plan into law. While this new plan will result in some immediate changes to the tax code, it will not affect the way you file federal income taxes until the 2018 tax year, which you will file in early 2019. (If you’re preparing for next year, you can read this article for all of the details on the Trump tax plan and how it could impact you.) As you prepare to file your 2017 taxes, let’s take a look at the federal income tax brackets. Read more
Think you want to help people manage their money and meet their financial goals? If so, you may be wondering how to become a financial planner. The process for becoming a financial planner varies depending on what kind of planner you want to be. Let us walk you through your options. Read more
The federal minimum wage has been $7.25 since 2009. In many states, it’s the federal minimum wage that holds sway. However, some states, counties and cities have enacted their own laws establishing a higher minimum wage. Wherever you live, the minimum wage in your city may feel higher or lower than the number on the books, depending on the cost of living. SmartAsset crunched the numbers to find the cities with the highest and lowest real minimum wage. Read more
Looking for a financial advisor can be a tricky task. It’s hard to know what kind of financial advice you need, and how much you should pay for that advice. One important distinction to understand is… Read more
Update: President Trump signed a tax reform bill into law on Dec. 22, 2017. For more details on the new tax code see this article. The law is the most sweeping tax reform in decades and includes… Read more