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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Weekly Favorites: Tips on Back to School Items, Child Care Costs, Raising Financially Responsible Kids

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TaxACT Weekly Favorites:  August 2, 2013 8 Tips for Saving Money on Back to School Items via Ellie Kay As a mom of many, I’m something of a veteran when it comes to organizing and conquering the back to school barrage. Here are some tips to save money and sanity while experiencing the most wonderful […]

Weekly Favorites: 6 Mid-Year Tax Moves, Make Storm Tax Plans, Student Loan Interest Rate Changes

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TaxACT Weekly Favorites:  July 12, 2013 6 Quick Mid-Year Tax Moves to Make via Kay Bell With time ticking away so quickly, we need to act now to take advantage of tax moves that could help reduce our upcoming 2013 tax bill. Here are six easy tax tasks to take care of this month. Continue […]

Weekly Favorites: Homeowner Tax Breaks, Moms Need Life Insurance Too

TaxACT Weekly Favorites June 28

TaxACT Weekly Favorites:  June 28, 2013 Homeowner Tax Breaks Not As Great As You Think via MarketWatch It’s true that owning your home instead of renting it can result in extra tax deductions. Ask any realtor. Your cost of ownership is reduced by any tax savings, but those savings may not be as much as […]

Weekly Favorites: States Collecting More Tax Money, Save on Wedding Costs, IRS Can Help Look After The Kids

TaxACT Weekly Favorites - June 21, 2013

TaxACT Weekly Favorites:  June 21, 2013 States Collecting More Tax Money via Bankrate A new survey indicates that taxpayers in most states should soon be seeing the benefits of their locales’ improving economic and tax collecting fortunes. Continue reading…  12 Fun Ways to Save on Wedding Costs via LearnVest Saying “I do” doesn’t have to […]

Weekly Favorites: Donation Rules, Old-School Money Tips, Credit Card Rewards as Taxable Income

TaxACT Weekly Favorites June 14, 2013

TaxACT’s Weekly Favorites:  June 14, 2013 Tax Deductible Donation Rules via Bankrate Just what is tax-exempt status? As the name indicates, it means organizations granted such status by the Internal Revenue Service don’t have to pay taxes on any profits. Continue reading…  Listen to Your Father! Old-School Money Tips for Today via Credit.com This month […]

Weekly Favorites: Mortgage Deductions, Family Loans, Tax Rules on Early Retirement Plan Withdrawals

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TaxACT’s Weekly Favorites: May 17, 2013 Where The Mortgage Deduction Really Pays via CNN Money The mortgage interest deduction is one of the most expensive tax breaks on the books, but its benefits are distributed unevenly across the country, according to a new report by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Continue reading… Family Loans: Does The IRS […]