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Riley is a San Francisco-based senior financial analyst and CPA at Google who also runs the personal finance site, Young and the Invested. He and his wife have one child together and all three enjoy exploring the outdoors of Northern California. Previously, he worked for a public utility in New Orleans for six years after graduating from Penn State University with his M.S. in Applied Economics and Demography.

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Student Loan Interest Deduction: A Complete Guide Female student doing her taxes student loans Student Loans

Student Loan Interest Deduction: A Complete Guide

Under Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rules, taxpayers with active student loans are entitled to special deductions. These deductions apply to the interest paid on the loan in a given year. They help borrowers reduce the lifetime cost of their student loans by putting hundreds of dollars back into their pockets. However, the rules and the […]

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14 Things To Know About Inflation: What Is It, Why Does It Happen, (And Are We In Trouble)? Financial Advice

14 Things To Know About Inflation: What Is It, Why Does It Happen, (And Are We In Trouble)?

Inflation has been in the news a lot recently. The first months of 2021 saw inflation hit its highest rate since the financial crisis of 2008. Consumer prices shot up by an annualized rate of 5% in May 2021. That was followed closely on the heels of a 4.2% surge the previous month. Obviously, the […]

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A Basic Introduction to the 401k Rollover 401(k) Rollover Investing

A Basic Introduction to the 401k Rollover

Ah yes, the complicated and annoying 401(k) rollover. It’s yet another aspect of modern adulthood that our parents (and grandparents) generally didn’t have to deal with. It can be a hassle to figure out the tax consequences surrounding 401k retirement accounts — especially when changing jobs. However, it’s definitely an important task, and one that […]

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Tax Deductible Home Improvement & Repairs For 2022 Home improvements Taxes

Tax Deductible Home Improvement & Repairs For 2022

Tax credits reduce your tax bill on a dollar-for-dollar basis. However, deductions are what lower your taxable income. The good news is that some home improvements can make your living space better and reap you benefits on your taxes too. There are multiple tax deductible home improvements you can undertake. That new bedroom might just […]

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Mutual Funds vs. ETFs: Differences and Benefits Explained Charts Analyzed on Tablet Investing

Mutual Funds vs. ETFs: Differences and Benefits Explained

Two of the most popular investment vehicles are mutual funds and exchange traded funds. For many people though, these two investments tend to blur together. There is a lot of confusion among amateur investors between the two. How are they the same? How are they different? Does one have more benefit than the other? Most […]

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