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Avoiding Your Taxes 101

April 15, 2015 |

It’s agreed upon by many that April 15 is the worst day of the year. Panic starts to set in as people scramble around, trying to unearth old boxes of receipts and wondering how much they owe the government this ... Read More

Hot Items to Spend Your Tax Refund On

April 13, 2015 |

You work hard for the money…only to give a good chunk of it to Uncle Sam with every paycheck. Now that refund season is upon us, it’s time to recoup your earnings and do yourself a kindness (or two or ... Read More

Get Organized Before Tax Day

January 27, 2015 |

Tax day often gets a bad rap. Sure, it can be tedious, but it doesn’t have to be painful as in years past. Instead of scattering together receipts and W-9s a day before the deadline, why not get yourself prepped ... Read More

3 Top Tax Software Options: Which One is Best For You?

April 3, 2014 |

It’s April, which means tax time is approaching. Have you filed your return yet? If not, time is quickly running out. But don’t bust out the paper 1040 forms - that is so old-school. More and more taxpayers are switching to online software to prepare their taxes because it’s quick and easy. Plus, they can ensure they get all the deductions possible, which means a bigger return – the ultimate goal. But with so many software choices, which one is right for you? Read on to learn the pros and cons of our top three choices. Read More

Tax Day Deals and Steals

April 3, 2013 |

No, it's not quite Tax Day, but I thought you'd appreciate to get your savings for your taxes before the last day to file! Online tax preparers are still offering a few deals at the end of tax season, but ... Read More

Deals for Last Minute Taxpayers: Tax Season Sales Round Up

April 10, 2012 |

Still haven't filed your taxes? Never fear! I've assembled the current deals for popular online tax services. But if you filed your taxes nice and early (you Ned Flanders, you), I've also found some of the season's biggest sales if ... Read More

5 Ways to Get Free Help with Filing Your Taxes

March 22, 2012 |

As sure as the sun rises, taxes must be paid. Every year by mid-April Uncle Sam needs his fair share. Forking over money for tax preparation seems inevitable, but there are actually lots of completely free resources available. Depending on your age, income level or whether you've served in the military, you could benefit from completely free assistance with filing your taxes.

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Do Your Old Tax Returns Need a Second Look?

February 6, 2012 |

Have you seen those commercials H&R Block is running? Seemingly real people have their old tax returns reviewed and find out they have thousands of dollars coming to them. H&R Block charges $29 to review your 2010, 2009 or 2008 tax return, but is it worth it? We asked tax professionals their opinion about whether we should pull out our back tax returns with hopes of finding hidden cash.

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9-9-9: Can Herman Cain's One-Size Tax Plan Fit All?

October 17, 2011 |

The idea behind the 9-9-9 tax plan is to impose a nine percent income tax, a nine percent corporate tax and a nine percent federal sales tax. It's getting a lot of coverage in the media and on social networks, but as we found out, not everyone thinks a one-size-fits-all plan will work for all Americans.

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Have You Been Hacked?

March 8, 2011 |

Have your friends been sending you text messages asking when you went to England and how you lost your wallet?  Have you suddenly sent around emails to everyone in your address book containing nothing but a link on how they can make easy money without leaving their homes?

If so, your email account has probably been hacked.

The first thing to do is change your password.  Make it a strong one:  tough to crack, containing no real words and several non-alphabetical characters.

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It's My Money

February 1, 2011 |

...and I need it now!

You know it's getting to be tax time when a quarter of the commercials you see on daytime TV are for tax preparers (the other 3/4 are fairly evenly split between ambulance-chasing lawyers, correspondence schools ... Read More