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Income Tax

What Is Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)?

Geared primarily towards low-to-middle income, working individuals and families, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a federal benefit able to provide relief to those who meet specific criteria, by reducing the amount of tax owed and by increasing the amount of tax monies refunded, as determined after filing. Both single and married people can benefit from EITC, regardless of whether or not they have children or other dependents.


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5 Ways To Add Peppermint To Your Holidays

Peppermint and holiday celebrations go together hand in hand. Beautifully decorative with the delicious, sweet taste of peppermint enhances everything from luscious desserts to warm and soul-satisfying beverages.


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Healthy Changes To Make When Recovering From A Stroke

If you or someone you love is recovering from a stroke, don’t wait to make these healthy changes.


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10 Lifestyle Changes To Help Prevent A Stroke

If having a stroke is a concern to you, here are 10 lifestyle modifications you should consider.


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10 Foods To Help Prevent A Stroke

Want to decrease your risk of a stroke? It may be as simple as increasing your fiber intake. Here are 10 powerhouse foods that may help do the trick.


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10 Foods To Help Stroke Recovery

If you or someone you love has had a stroke, a speedy recovery and avoiding a second stroke will be top priorities. Here are 10 staples no stroke survivor’s kitchen should be without.


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Conversations With Veterans: The Struggle Post Military Life

Female vets, who currently number close to two million, may have it even tougher than their male counterparts. One such veteran is Donna, a Denver-based, single mom, whose struggles lasted far longer than her deployment.


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Home Changes To Make After A Stroke

Returning home after having a stroke can be a complicated experience, filled with a mixed bag of emotions, ranging from elation to fear. Uppermost in everyone’s mind will be the patient’s ongoing recovery and their ability to remain at home safely and independently. Here are some post-stroke modifications to consider.


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5 At-Home Stroke Therapy Ideas

Ongoing physical therapy is an important element of recuperation from stroke, but patients do not need to make daily or weekly visits to a rehabilitation center in order to experience maximum results. At-home therapy for stroke patients can also be highly effective. These five therapy ideas are a good place to start.


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What Is A Stroke?

Some call it the worst thing that ever happened to themselves or a loved one. Others consider it to be the start of a new era, focused on healthier habits and more self-awareness. No matter what the result, a stroke is always frightening and often devastating, coming without much warning and seemingly able to strike anyone at any time.


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Conversations With Veterans: Nick Lopez’ Success Post Military Life

Technically savvy and patriotic, Nick Lopez always knew he wanted to use his talent to serve his country.


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Supporting Our Military On Campus

Under the GI Bill, veterans are provided with financial support for education, making college a viable dream.


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Why Small Business Saturday Is Important For Your Community

Small Business Saturday will take place nationwide this year on November 29th. Since its launch in 2010 it has helped change the landscape of big-city neighborhoods and small town U.S.A.


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Best Ways To Spend Thanksgiving Morning With The Family

Setting the table can wait, here are some of the best activities your family can enjoy on Thanksgiving morning.


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How Strokes Differ For Men And Women

Don’t let what you don’t know hurt you, or someone you love. Learning how strokes vary between the sexes can make all the difference.


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How To Recognize A Stroke

Strokes occur without prior warning and are earmarked by the sudden occurrence of one or more symptoms. If you suspect that you or someone else is having a stroke, here’s what to look for.


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FAQ: Recovering From A Stroke

If you or someone you love has had a stroke, the word “hope” may not be the first thing that comes to mind. While challenging, stroke recovery is possible. Work and commitment will be necessary, but if a high quality of life after a stroke is your goal, here are some facts that will help you or your loved one regain independence.


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How Military Families Prepare For Their Loved Ones Return

Your family has been anticipating this day since forever, and finally, your soldier’s deployment is coming to an end. Preparing yourself for the big day and what comes after will require more than simply hanging up a banner and baking a cake. Every military family is different, but most will benefit from these home coming tips.


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Benefits Of Compensated Work Therapy Programs For Veterans

In an ongoing effort to support returning veterans to re-establish themselves in viable careers, the Department of Veterans Affairs has established a vocational, rehabilitation program, called Compensated Work Therapy (CWT).


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Conversations With Veterans: Howard Wasdin’s Success Post Military Life

Elite Navy SEAL sniper Howard Wasdin survived the infamous battle made famous in the hit movie “Black Hawk Down,” but medical retirement and coming home, presented him with challenges he never expected.