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5 Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

Many people are expecting smaller tax refunds this year due to the recent overhaul of federal tax laws. In some cases, filers who are used to receiving a refund are discovering they owe money this year. For those of you who are going to receive a sizable refund this year, we encourage you to stick around and read our blog. If you do manage to receive a tax refund without difficulty this year, then you could use the extra funds to bolster your finances. Depending on your situation, even a few hundred dollars can go a long way. If you want to be more financially responsible this year, then use your tax refund wisely. How You Could Spend Your Tax Refund This Year Add to an emergency fund. Hopefully, you already have an emergency fund. If you do not, this year is a perfect time to start one. Without adequate…
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American Bankruptcy Institute Hosts Corporate Restructuring Competition

If you have been reading our blog long enough, then you know that bankruptcy is not about counting your losses but protecting your assets and redistributing your earnings to do the most good for your financial future. You might also be aware that business bankruptcies –and what makes us feel so good about them—are also known as financial restructuring. Restructuring is what makes bankruptcies so helpful. But did you know that the miracle wrought by restructuring is a big enough deal in the corporate world that some of the most prestigious business schools in America have an annual restructuring competition? The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) recently hosted its 15th Annual Corporate Restructuring Competition. Each year, the event allows business school students to participate in a crisis management exercise. Seven prestigious business schools participated this year. Schools that participated this year include the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Columbia…
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Finding Free Tax Filing Services in Kansas City

Tax season begins on January 28. If you are worried about the fees associated with filing, you may qualify for free filing services in Kansas City or the surrounding areas. There are also online options to consider. Some of these services allow you to work on your taxes with the assistance of qualified professionals. This blog will discuss possible options for free tax filing services in Kansas City and elsewhere. Finding VITA Locations on the IRS Website Once tax season begins, look for multiple in-person Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) programs in the Kansas City area. Kansas City normally hosts multiple VITA programs, and you can locate them by using the IRS website. Select your ZIP code and put in the number of miles you are willing to travel for free assistance. You could also consider free filing options with the AARP. The AARP operates tax services at certain Kansas…
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