Managing Your Personal Records: What To Keep vs. Destroy

April 9, 2019 BY AFFCU in
With tax season wrapping up and your spring cleaning likely beginning, you may have the urge to purge paperwork, files and personal records. While it is tempting to get rid of all the files and clutter, it is best to keep some documents for the recommended records retention schedule. Here are some helpful tips for managing your secure financial and personal documents. And remember, review what you throw out. To [...]   Read More >

4 Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

March 28, 2019 BY AFFCU in
By Tracy Scott Your tax refund check might be less than expected this year. As of early February 2019, the average federal tax refund is down 8.7% when compared to the prior tax year. Receiving less than expected might derail your plans for a vacation cruise, new television, or making another major purchase – at least for now. While these plans might need to take a backseat, that doesn’t mean [...]   Read More >

6 Tax Errors To Avoid when Preparing Your Taxes

February 9, 2018 BY AFFCU in
For every hardworking American, that time of year is upon us. Tax season is here! But don’t get ahead of yourself or you’ll be stressed before you even start. As those first forms start rolling in, stay organized. Collect documents until you have all necessary forms to get started. You’ll also want to decide if you will do your taxes yourself, or work with an accountant in Baltimore, MD. However you [...]   Read More >