Gift cards can be great to receive but they may also present you with a host of unexpected problems. If you received gift cards over the holidays, here are some steps you can take to minimize potential hassles.

Oftentimes, my heart goes out to those who are under an audit, the pressure on the client is almost unbearable. The client sees many options that absolutely do not exist, except in their minds right, i.e.  Examples: “My mother was audited five years ago; is that why they are pulling me in no…

People’s Community Action Corporation (PCAC) became a designated Community Action Agency for the state of Missouri in 2012 and part of the Missouri Association for Community Action (MACA), a network of 19 community action agencies across the state aimed at relieving the degradation of povert…

When was the last time you took a close look at your expenses? If it’s been a while, the new year is a good time to figure out whether you’re wasting money on things you don't really need—or may be overlooking.  

The Internal Revenue Service’s 2017 tax filing season began on January 23 for the year 2016. This year’s tax filing deadline is April 18.

St. Louis Community College’s Plus 50 Completion Initiative recently sponsored a lectured by Marc Freedman of He spoke to about 100 people at the Forest Park campus’ Mildred E. Bastian Center for the Performing Arts about the role of higher education.

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, about 85 percent of Americans who already have health insurance are seeing their benefits and coverage better protected and seeing enhanced benefits. 

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has issued new mortgage rules, effective January 10, that provide protections for consumers struggling with troubled mortgages, looking to buy a home or seeking access to credit.

Initially, let’s give definition to term “hidden taxes.” A hidden tax is one that is not visible to the taxpayer. That’s it. Hidden taxes are alive, will decrease the purchasing power and lifestyle of individuals significantly; they are just not visible.

This is the season of New Year’s resolutions. Whether it’s deciding to join a gym or cut back on sweets, chances are you’re making some resolutions for 2014.

Do you feel like you’re living paycheck-to-paycheck, struggling every week to make ends meet? If so, you’re not alone. Almost half of Americans have less than $3,000 in the bank and report feeling financially vulnerable.