What are your New Year’s financial goals for 2015? Sometimes, a decision that starts as New Year’s financial goals can end in a dream come true when you let those goals become a new way of life. Our family did this to get out of debt, pay cash for our cars and save for a […]
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The U.S. tax code is nearly 4 million words. That’s a lot of complicated tax jargon. However, even though the rules are complex, most of the mistakes taxpayers make on their returns are fairly simple.
Regardless of the outcome of the IRS open date, you still have time to maximize refunds, and get a head start on your return to be first in line to get your refund. Here are six things you can do now to increase your tax savings:
Updated for Tax Year 2016 After you file your tax return, a smart financial move is to double check your Form W-4. Ensuring you have the right amount of tax withheld from your paycheck can make a big difference on your tax outcome next year. If you have too much withheld, as many Americans do, you […]
The cost of higher education in America goes up every year. For the 2013-2014 school year, the average annual price tag for tuition and fees at a public four-year college was $8,893 (in-state) and $22,203 (out-of-state). The annual tuition and fees at private four-year colleges was more than $30,000 a year! It’s no wonder that […]
Did your plan to put money into a retirement account for 2016 fall flat? Don’t worry – you still have time! While automatic contributions deducted straight from your paycheck throughout the year is the easiest way to build your retirement account, there are other ways to save.
When you’re a busy parent, time flies fast! If you can find time to check out a few tax tips, the money you save may be well worth your while. Take a look at these tax tips especially for the child-rearing years: Check your child’s Social Security number Children can mean substantial tax breaks, but […]