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Loan Forgiveness — Do You Qualify?

Do you ever look at your student loan debt and think, “I wish I could make this disappear.” Well you may be able to if you qualify for loan forgiveness. This is no magic solution and there are a lot of caveats but we can help you find out if you’re eligible. First off, what […]

Why Hiring A Financial Planner Can Save You Money and Time in The Long Run

What Is A Financial Planner? A financial planner, also known as a financial consultant, advisor, or analyst, are qualified investment professionals who help individuals or corporations meet their long-term financial objectives. These advisors use their knowledge and expertise to construct personalized financial plans that may include a suggested investment portfolio, savings, a customized budget, insurance […]

5 Tax Filing Myths

Tax season is here again and with it comes a whole host of false information floating around on the internet. Not all of us are tax experts so it’s easy to believe tax myths when you hear them. Next Step Financial knows our way around taxes and we want to make sure you’re prepared, so […]

How to File Taxes: Tax Preparation Made Easy

When deciding to do your taxes you need to make a lot of decisions.The first decision you need to make is whether to file taxes yourself or use a tax preparer to help you. There are a variety of online tax preparation services to choose from as well as in-person tax preparers in your area, […]

Are You Managing Cash Flow?

What is Cash Flow? Cash flow is the total amount of money being transferred into and out of a household. It refers explicitly to liquidity. The main thing to keep in mind, though, is that cash flow is not the same as income. As businessman and personal finance author Robert Kiyosaki says, “Making more money […]

Busking to Beat the Bank: The Myth of the Starving Artist

So You’re Busking Like A Boss Huh? So, you’ve found your spot that’s got good foot traffic of people who enjoy good live music.  AND these same people are willing to contribute to your success financially (i.e. give you money at will).  What now?  How do you turn that into that sweet new gear you’ve […]