Dollars & Sense Blog

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Philanthropy and Your IRA

Making a direct transfer from an IRA to a charity, long a valuable planning strategy, has become even more valuable following the enactment of 2017’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Everyone Needs a Will

As important as estate planning is, that has long been a hard sell for most Americans. A 2017 survey by revealed that only 42% of U.S. adults had a will or a living trust in place.

How to Avoid Romance Scams

People looking for romance are hoping to be swept off their feet, not caught up in a scam. Stay safe with a few helpful tips.

Strategies to Reduce Debt

Paying down debt is possible when you know what you owe and what you can do to repay it. Develop a debt reduction strategy that works with your finances.

Credit Score Facts

Given much thought to your credit score? If you're buying a home this spring, you should! Check out these useful credit score facts.