Losing a job is tough, especially when it's by no fault of your own. In the event that you find yourself unexpectedly without a stream of income, you may be eligible to receive unemployment benefits. The application process, criteria and benefit amount will vary state-by-state, but this benefit is designed to help out-of-work individuals cover basic expenses.
The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act is now law. With it, comes some of the biggest changes to retirement savings law in recent years. While the new rules don’t appear to amount to a massive upheaval, the SECURE Act will require a change in strategy for many Americans. For others, it may reveal new opportunities.
The Trump administration’s new tax reform bill was signed into law in December of 2017, representing the first major tax change in over 30 years. The changes are significant and are likely to affect nearly everyone in some measure; some positively, while others may find themselves with a higher tax bill in 2018.