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How Are Dividends Taxed?

There are two types of dividends - ordinary and qualified. Ordinary dividends are taxed like income. Qualified dividends are taxed as long term capital gains. The rate you pay for long term capital gains depends on your income but will be between 0 and 20%.

6 Best Azlo Bank Alternatives for 2021

With the merger of BBVA and PNC bank, Azlo Bank ceased to exist - leaving Azlo customers searching for alternatives. Novo, Wise, Radius, and others all have similar products that will keep previous Azlo customers happy.

The 14 Best Places To Sell Used Furniture

Which place is best to sell your used furniture depends on what you want to sell and if you are willing to ship it. If you are selling large household furniture, such as your old couch, local marketplaces like Facebook or OfferUp are probably your best bet. However, if you have high-end specialty items you'll likely need a broader market and have to ship it to the buyer. In this case, you'll want to look into places like Sotheby’s or Chairish. 

Atom Finance Review 2021: Professional Grade Investing Tools

Atom Finance brings professional-grade investment research tools to your favorite brokerage platform. It includes a community of investors that allows you to chat with other users of the service as well as the ability to aggregate your investment information so you can get a high level view of all your investments.

Should Kids Get An Allowance?

Whether or not you give your kids an allowance will depend on several factors, such as your family values, budget, and the child's responsibilities. How much you give will likely depend on age and other household responsibilities. Also, do they need to do chores or do they get the money "just because"? 

TaxAct Review 2021: Same Tax Return, Lower Cost

While TaxAct doesn't have all the bells and whistles of other tax software out there it is generally cheaper to file with them. If you don't need extras, such as one on one support or audit assistance you may want to consider TaxAct. They offer a free version for simple returns and several other levels of service depending on how complicated your taxes are.

What You Should Do With All the Financial Advice on the Internet

The internet is a great place to get new ideas and opinions you hadn't considered you can't blindly follow the advice. Your finances are too important to leave to internet articles written by unknown people. Instead, follow a variety of bloggers, bounce new ideas off a trusted source, and verify your decisions with a fee-only financial planner when you can.

The Best Tax Software for 2021

Which tax software to choose depends on your specific situation. If you have a simple return in only one state you can likely get your taxes done for free with TurboTax or Credit Karma. But if things are more complicated or you want live help from a tax expert then you'll want an upgraded package as you can find with H&R Block.

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