What You Need to Know About the 2012 Tax Code

February 9, 2013 by  

Let’s face it: tax preparation can be confusing. There are exactly 73,608 pages in the 2012 tax code. Aside from those who wrote it and financial scholars not too many people have the time to read all 73,608 pages of the tax code. That can make tax preparation pretty intimidating. Too complicate matters even more, […]

What Do People Really Want for Valentine’s Day?

February 1, 2013 by  

What’s the normal go to gifts for Valentines Day? Flowers and candy. But is that what your Valentine really wants? In a recent study done by Money Talks, the reality was practically the opposite. Find out what’s on the Top 5 list of most wanted Valentines Day Gifts.

Cost of Eating Healthy to Rise

January 19, 2013 by  

Several weeks into 2013, and several weeks into those New Year’s Resolutions. How are yours going for you? Remember, if you’ve made any resolutions in regards to your finances the team at First Castle want to help in any way that we can. That includes setting up a savings plan and refinancing high interest debt. […]

10 Ways to Fight Back Your $1,000 Payroll Tax Hike

January 10, 2013 by  

Feel like your paycheck is getting smaller? You’re not imagining it: The two-year reduction that decreased the payroll taxes you pay from 6.2% to 4.2% of your salary were allowed to expire at the beginning of the year, which means that a family with a household income of $50,000 will now have about $1,000 less […]

New Year’s Resolutions

January 4, 2013 by  

As we head into the New Year, many have already made New Year’s resolutions. In fact, a study shows that 45% of all Americans make at least one New Year’s resolution, and 34% of those resolutions are related to finances. And now the bad news: Only 8% are successful in reaching their New Year’s Resolutions. […]

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