8 Things All Moms Need to Know About the New Tax Bill

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While many of us were busy preparing for the holidays, Congress was busy passing a new tax bill (you can read the full text here). No matter your political persuasion (or personal opinion on the new tax bill, congress or our sitting President), it has officially become the new law of the land and goes into effect on January 1, 2018. There are lots of sensational headlines out there and many claim it only cuts taxes for the wealthy and corporations, but here’s what every family needs to know about how the new tax bill will affect YOU and your family finances in the coming year.

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Meghan spent nearly a decade as a Financial Analyst, before spending the last 7+ as a SAHM to three little ones. She shares simple money tips for moms to help your family reach your financial goals by building a financial plan you can LIVE with! You can learn more about her background in finance, catch her daily on Instagram and Facebook, and her weekly live discussions in her community for Family Finance Moms.


  1. Menucha on December 30, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    Thank you – this has been super helpful!

    • Meghan on December 31, 2017 at 11:18 am

      So glad you found it helpful! I’m don’t trust anything in the news anymore because so much of it is misleading. I try to read everything at the source myself now – and this source is so complicated.

  2. Tonya on January 1, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    Thank you. Now I don’t have to let my brain explode by trying to read the source myself. 🙂

    • Meghan on January 2, 2018 at 9:50 am

      I don’t know why they have to make it so painful… actually, I do. By only publishing changes in the new bill, they can leave all the nonsense in the old bills that shouldn’t be there anyway. I’m glad you found it helpful!

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