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How to Prepare for Next Year’s Taxes
By Grace Bastidas | 04/17/2012 - 12:04

Whew! You filed your taxes and are completely exhausted. Now you’re thinking it’s time to kick up your feet and relax. Well, think again. Why not get a head start on next year’s returns and avoid all the unnecessary stress that seems to take over your life each April? We consulted with Suzanna de Baca, vice president of wealth strategies for Ameriprise Financial, about how to ease the yearly burden and here’s what she had to say:

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Eight Ways to Avoid Holiday Debt
8 Ways to Avoid Holiday Debt
By Dorkys Ramos | 11/29/2011 - 09:30

Aah, the holidays. A chance to spend time with family, friends and coworkers. But if you get too wrapped up in the Christmas consumerism, it can also lead to quality time with the debt collector. Below, financial advisor Bob Brooks shares his tips on how to avoid digging yourself into a hole this holiday season so the joy doesn’t come to a screeching halt when the bills roll in.


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