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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been strict entry bans in place prohibiting entry into the U.S. These bans apply to non-citizens who want to enter the U.S. for any reason.  But what if you have an important and urgent reason to enter the U.S? Is there any way around the COVID-19 travel ban? […]

In the U.S., all people who have a job and earn an income should have an SSN, as this allows for the person’s income to be reported to the IRS. Not all people may know where to find it, though. So, where to find your Social Security Number? Where Can You Find Your Social Security […]

The US Department of State has issued its Visa Bulletin for June 2021, which details per-country priority date cutoffs that govern immigrant visa eligibility and the flow of change of status and consular immigrant visa application files and clearances. June 2021 Visa Bulletin Overview Both Application Final Dates Chart and Dates For Filing Chart are […]

If you are making a big purchase, the seller probably wants some guarantee that the check won’t bounce. You could pay in cash, but that is inconvenient for everyone, especially if you are not going to see the seller in person.  You have heard that a cashier’s check, or bank check, is a safer alternative […]

As a taxpayer, you are probably used to your federal income tax being withheld from your paycheck. However, looking at your payslips, you saw that it was not withheld. While the first instinct would be to be happy that you didn’t have to pay that tax, you can’t help but wonder what happened and whether […]

Buying a car is usually seen as a significant investment or as the ‘next step’ in one’s life planning. While you can get a brand new one from a dealership or the showroom, some situations may lead you to look for used cars, also called second-hand cars. Now that you have decided to get yourself […]

opportunity to build their credit score. However, the card that is right for one person may not be the best one for another, as credit cards come in multiple types. Thus, choosing a credit card becomes a bit challenging, especially if you’re not sure which one to go with. So, read on to learn how […]

Renters insurance may be something you need when the landlord wants it, or the building requires it. But if you want to stay in a rented place for a long time, getting renters insurance is something you should consider. This is the way to go if you want to make sure you get some financial […]

Grad school is costly, but you can get your desired degree without spending a fortune thanks to government aid, state and university scholarships, and loans. Let us talk about the safest loans, scholarships, and other options for funding your education programs. How Much Does Grad School Cost? As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage on, […]

When you earn a high income, you tend to pay a higher percentage of taxes than average earners. This is fundamentally a good place to be in. High taxes means you are financially independent and earning a bigger income! But no one likes paying taxes and you’re probably wondering how to reduce taxable income.  There […]