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5 Home Improvement Projects to Do If You’re Trying to Sell Your House

While it may seem obvious, it’s worth repeating: When you put your house on the market, you want it to sell quickly. Case closed. But how do you make the magic happen?

Real estate agents know the real deal—curb appeal wins the day. First impressions matter to potential buyers, and that may mean completing some renovations before putting the house on the market to help it sell with speed.

If you’re interested in improving your home’s resale value, what project should you choose? Renovations can have varying impacts on your home’s value, so it might be worth doing a bit of research. The best value-boosting projects can change from year to year, depending on the economy, demand for raw materials, and buyer preference.

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How Student Loan Debt Can Hit Your Tax Returns

April 15th is a day most are familiar with. For some, it means sending money off to Uncle Sam. For others, it means an influx of cash as a tax refund is issued.

Tax season with student loans can be a little different since student loans could impact your tax return in a couple different ways. In some cases, certain tax deductions can help borrowers decrease their tax liability (which is the technical term for how much an individual owes in taxes). Other times, the harsh consequences of struggling to make student loan payments kick in.

Taxes and student loans can be confusing enough on their own. When you combine them, it can feel like you are trying to navigate a maze. While everyone’s situation is different, there are some rules and regulations worth knowing.

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Introducing SoFi’s Gig Economy ETF

Groupon or GrubHub? Square or Paypal? eBay or Etsy? Who will win our business may be up for debate, but the question of how the gig economy is changing the future of work and commerce certainly is not.

When you think about the Gig Economy, you may immediately think of Lyft drivers and short-term rental hosts, but there are many other players and companies helping to make this shift in the workforce a permanent fixture of everyone’s daily lives to bring you what you want, when you want it.

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