Common wisdom holds that in the long-term, it's always better to buy a home than to rent. However, given the changes in how people work and live in the last 20 years, it's not obvious that buying is necessarily better than renting. A New Jersey CPA shares his insights in the latest NJSCPA financial literacy podcast.
I want more!
When most high school students start looking at colleges, they think about what the college offers in terms of academics and extracurriculars. But when the financial aid packages from schools come in the mail this spring, the final decision will likely be made with dollars and cents in mind. A New Jersey CPA and financial aid expert tells you how to get the best possible aid package from your dream school in the latest NJSCPA financial literacy podcast.
While almost no one would disagree about the importance of talking to their aging parents or other family members about money, anecdotal evidence suggests that there is a big disconnect between thinking that something is a good idea and actually doing it. Hear from a member of the New Jersey Society of CPAs about how to handle this uncomfortable, yet essential, discussion.
How many times have you asked yourself, "Have I got EVERYTHING to do my taxes?" Probably too many times. While the tax laws may change from year to year, the basic information you need to do your return or take to your tax preparer doesn't change that much from year to year. This podcast featuring a member of the New Jersey Society of CPAs will discuss all the data you might need and what you should do with it.
Shakespeare wrote that loaning money to a friend is a good way to lose both friend and money. So what do you do when a friend or relative hits you up for a quick cash infusion? Tread carefully and listen to these tips from a member of the New Jersey Society of CPAs.
As layoffs, pay cuts and foreclosures pile up, debt-burdened Americans are toying with bankruptcy. Declaring bankruptcy carries a social stigma, but shame aside, the fact is that seeking bankruptcy protection may well be the right choice. Hear from a member of the New Jersey Society of CPAs about what you need to know before declaring bankruptcy.
It's every American's nightmare - an audit by the IRS. The New Jersey Society of CPAs (NJSCPA) latest podcast offers tips on how to minimize the chances of an audit and how to survive one.
If the performance of your investments over the past year has you ready to put what's left under a mattress, think again. Hear from a member of the New Jersey Society of CPAs about why you don't have to throw in the towel and how a financial adviser can help navigate the market's ups and downs.