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Weekly Favorites: Your November Financial To-Dos, plus more

Weekly Favorites November 8 2013 - TaxACT

TaxACT Weekly Favorites:  November 8, 2013 Your November Financial To-Dos via LearnVest The holidays, end-of-year tax planning, winter travel … for many of us, this will be the busiest season of the year. All the more reason to make sure your finances are in good shape through the next few weeks. Who wants to worry […]

Weekly Favorites: The Big Capital Gains Tax Mistake Homeowners Make, plus more

Weekly Favorites October 25, 2013 - TaxACT

TaxACT Weekly Favorites:  November 1, 2013 Losing Your Identity In Five Easy Steps. Step One: Go To The Doctor. via Kelly Phillips Erb – Forbes I had just been transferred to radiology when I found myself in front of yet another receptionist with a computer. She cheerfully entered most of my information and then asked […]

Weekly Favorites: Don’t Get Sucker Punched By Your Own Debt Denial, plus more

TaxACT Weekly Favorites - October 18, 2013

TaxACT Weekly Favorites:  October 18, 2013 Don’t Get Sucker Punched By Your Own Debt Denial via Jeff Rose “Oh, we don’t have that much debt. Our house is paid off. We don’t have that many consumer loans.” These famous last words were uttered by a couple who had come to me for help with retirement planning. Or […]

5 Ways to Protect Yourself From Credit Card Fraud

5 Ways to Protect Yourself From Credit Card Fraud - TaxACT

Have you been victim to credit card fraud? Looking for ideas and approaches you can do to prevent yourself from such fraudulent behavior?

Credit card fraud has grown into a leading personal finance problem with 9 million Americans suffering identity theft annually according to The Federal Trade Commission.
What is identity theft?

Identity theft entails the scammer acquiring a credit card or opening an account under a person’s name using their social security number or other person-specific details to validate the account.

Weekly Favorites: 10 Common Tax-Filing Mistakes To Avoid, plus more.

Weekly Favorites October 11 2013 - TaxACT

TaxACT Weekly Favorites:  October 11, 2013 10 Common Tax-Filing Mistakes To Avoid via Kay Bell Thanks to tax preparation software, more of us are making fewer mistakes on our annual tax returns. But still, just one slip in entering information on your computer could end up costing you, either in the form of a larger […]

Weekly Favorites: Tax-Free Funding for Your Business–From Your 401(k), plus more.

Weekly Favorites October 4 2013 TaxACT

TaxACT Weekly Favorites:  October 4, 2013 TaxACT Acquires Balance Financial via TaxACT TaxACT is pleased to share some exciting news in anticipation of the upcoming tax season. Today TaxACT acquired Balance Financial, a company with an amazing team behind leading web-based financial tools for both consumers and professionals. Continue reading… Tax-Free Funding for Your Business–From Your […]

TaxACT Acquires Balance Financial

TaxACT Acquires Balance Financial

TaxACT is pleased to share some exciting news in anticipation of the upcoming tax season. Today TaxACT acquired Balance Financial, a company with an amazing team behind leading web-based financial tools for both consumers and professionals. Balance offers software and services to make financial chores simple and fast. Their tools, education and guidance help businesses, […]

Weekly Favorites: Are Americans fleeing due to taxes? and more.

TaxACT Weekly Favorites - September 27

TaxACT Weekly Favorites:  September 27, 2013 Are Americans fleeing due to taxes? via Kay Bell (Bankrate) The State Department estimates that 7.6 million people no longer call the United States home. And while U.S. statisticians don’t track why people relocate, it’s a safe bet that lots of the moves are because of taxes. Continue reading… How the New […]

The 7 Basics of Personal Finance Management

The 7 Basics of Personal Finance Management

Have you started managing your personal finances? Need some actionable tips you can put to use today?

You don’t need to start earning a six figure salary or own a business spanning several states before you start managing your personal finance. In fact, if you delay, you might never achieve your financial objectives.

Here are the basics you need to know and practice.

Weekly Favorites: 10 Smart Retirement Moves to Make in Your 20s, plus more

Weekly Favorites - August 23 2012 - TaxACT

TaxACT Weekly Favorites:  August 23, 2013 10 Smart Retirement Moves to Make in Your 20s via Robert Berger In your 20s, you’re probably graduating from college, settling into a career and making some major life decisions. While you’re thinking about who to marry, where to live and which career to choose, don’t put your retirement […]

A Little Known Secret to Save Your Credit

Using Debt Consolidation Loans to Save Your Credit

Unlike your traditional loan, debt consolidation loans are used to pay off outstanding debts. All of your debt is added up to create the amount.

Instead of paying a number of different creditors each month, you take out one big loan and pay off all those accounts. Then you make a single payment on that loan once a month.

Although it is possible to use debt consolidation loans for debts that are already on your credit report, it is better to use this option before the debt goes to your credit, in order to save it.

Weekly Favorites: How to Talk to Kids About the Cost of College, plus more

Weekly Favorites - August 14 - TaxACT

TaxACT Weekly Favorites:  August 16, 2013 Tax-Free Funding for Your Business–From Your 401(k) via Inc. If you think using retirement money to start a company means a big tax payment, think again. There’s a way around the problem. Continue reading… Stores Cheer, Banks Fume as Judge Throws Out Fed’s Swipe-Fee Cap via Time Banks and […]

Weekly Favorites: The Hidden Fees Eating Up Your Bank Balance plus more

Weekly Favorites - August 8 - TaxACT

TaxACT Weekly Favorites:  August 9, 2013 The Hidden Fees Eating Up Your Bank Balance via MarketWatch The average checking account has 30 fees, a new study finds, and one-fifth of U.S. banks still don’t provide a list of these charges before a customer submits an online application. Continue reading… 5 Groups at Greater Risk of […]