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Should you hire a tax preparer?

Amber Gilstrap •
Money Under 30
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It’s nearly that time of year again. The stress. The procrastination. The arithmetic. The missing receipts. That’s right; it’s almost tax time! Filing taxes and decoding IRS lingo may be some people’s idea of a good time, but for the rest of us, it may make more sense to hire a professional tax preparer or


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Ah, Groundhog Day. The day each year we find out if spring will arrive early…or if there will be six more weeks of winter. But, instead of celebrating our favorite rodent this year, we decided to pay homage to Groundhog Day the movie, starring Evanston’s own Bill Murray. For those unfamiliar with the 1993 comedy,


4 reasons teens should learn about money

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It seems obvious that teens should learn about money. However, financial education for teens is sorely lacking. Many high schools offer little or no assistance in helping teens learn about money. While some parents make this a priority, others don’t focus on it at all. It might help both parents and educators to understand exactly