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Andrew Schrage has a background in Economics and investing after graduating from Brown University and working at a hedge fund. He is co-founder of the popular finance website Money Crashers Personal Finance. Twitter | Facebook | Google+

5 Quick and Easy Budgeting Tips to Finance Your Lower Paycheck

5 Quick and Easy Budgeting Tips to Finance Your Lower Paycheck - TaxACT

Elimination of the payroll tax credit that went into effect on January 1, 2013 has more than likely affected your take-home pay. For most Americans, it’s to the tune of about 2%. The payroll tax credit for 2011 and 2012 effectively replaced the Making Work Pay Credit that expired in 2010. If you don’t think […]

6 Ways to Reduce Your Healthcare Costs

6 Ways to Reduce Your Healthcare Costs - TaxACT

Since the Affordable Care Act became law, many of us have wondered exactly how the landscape of the American healthcare system is going to change. Folks with pre-existing conditions are likely to have better access, but we’re still waiting to see how expensive premiums are going to be. Because of the uncertainty, it’s in your […]

To Itemize or Not to Itemize: 4 Questions to Ask Yourself

To Itemize or Not to Itemize: 4 Questions to Ask Yourself - TaxACT

Have you ever itemized your tax deductions? In 2009, almost two-thirds of tax filers claimed the standard deduction, which for married couples filing jointly, was $11,400. Those who itemized in that category, however, averaged a whopping $32,000 in deductions. While you may not personally enjoy an increase that large, it’s worth investigating. To itemize your […]