Three Scams to Avoid

Three Scams to Avoid

After weeks of reports that refunds were down, last week’s data from the IRS shows a new trend. Although overall quantity of refunds are down, now the average refund is up 1.9%. After so many headlines to the contrary, I suppose that qualifies as good, national...
Tax Season Confusion

Tax Season Confusion

Word on the tax professional “street” is that tax filing numbers are down across the board so far. That is from data released by software providers, as well as overall numbers from the IRS, AND those who are using a professional. It seems that many...
Less now, for MORE later

Less now, for MORE later

The Practice of Financial Health “You must gain control over your money or the lack of it will forever control you.” – Dave Ramsey Do you have a book or a movie you come back to on a regular basis? By “regular,” I mean maybe once or twice...
When free isn’t actually free…

When free isn’t actually free…

Simple Steps You Can Take for Better Mobile Security “Privacy isn’t negotiable. It’s the right of every American.” – Jackie Speier Today we are focusing on something unique from person to person: privacy as it relates to everyday...
It’s on!

It’s on!

The IRS has begun accepting filed tax returns. Which means tax season is getting real. Now, leaving aside the fact that the IRS will probably be dealing with the ramifications of the shutdown for quite some time, we are all going to be busy around here at Team Above...
Saving up to buy a home? Read this first…

Saving up to buy a home? Read this first…

HELPING OREGONIANS BUY HOMES In March, the Oregon Legislature took a significant step toward addressing the state’s affordable housing crisis by passing House Bill 4007, establishing a First-Time Home Buyer Savings Account program statewide. The program is set to...