We’re getting close to the time of year in which we have to file our personal taxes. Every year there are itemized deductions that are overlooked which can lower your taxable income. You certainly don’t want to pay more taxes than you owe, so it’s a good idea to make sure you’ve deducted everything you […]
The average American is extremely focused on financial safety and protection through insurance. The thing is, many of us are overinsured!
There are a few easy things you can do before making a purchase to make sure you’re getting the best price, and that you’re not missing out on any discounts.
There is over $33 billion in unclaimed money waiting to be found. Find out exactly what unclaimed money consists of, and how to find your share!
The IRS estimates 1.1 million taxpayers who neglected to file a 2007 return are eligible for refunds, but that they had better act soon. The deadline for claiming a refund for that tax year is April 18th of 2011, and you must file a return to get a refund. 1.1 million taxpayers didn’t file their […]
One of the more difficult responsibilities of a husband or wife is to learn how to communicate with each other about money. I say it’s difficult because even the best of marriages can find they have challenges in this area from time to time. I often hear money is the leading cause of divorce and […]
Your car can be one of the most costly assets you own. Lowering your mechanic bill and extending the value and life of your car isn’t difficult if you are a little proactive.
Every year during tax season, many people consider whether they should hire a tax professional. They try to weigh the costs (money out of their pocket, time to travel to the preparer’s office, etc) and the benefits (assurance that their tax return was done correctly, time saved by not having to conduct research, etc). Below […]
If you’re preparing to file your own taxes this year, here are some tips to make things easier.
The Congress and President Obama signed into a law a week or two ago an extension of the Bush era tax cuts, H.R.4853. We had been speculating for quite some time that Congress would actually raise the tax rates on the highest income earners only, but after the November election and solid Republican gains and […]
A year or so ago we decided to sign up for a pay TV service because we wanted to have a few more entertainment options at our house. My wife wanted to be able to watch her favorite HGTV and TLC shows, while I wanted to be able to watch my favorite sports teams like […]
The end of the year is coming up quickly, and with the end of the year comes tax time! Tax time is a time of year that many folks look forward to because they use their taxes as a way to save and get a once a year windfall in the form of a tax […]
One thing I’ve thought an awful lot about these past few years since starting this site is the topic of budgets. I’ve done a few of them for my family during that time, and not all of them have been successful ones. There are a lot of problems, expenses and other glitches that can crop […]
The end of the year is quickly coming upon us, and with it comes your last chance to take advantage of some last minute tax deductions for the 2010 tax year, in addition to planning ahead for the tax credits you’re going to claim. If you’re anything like me, you’ll do what you can in […]