Solutions to Make Better Decisions with Your Taxes and Money

“Candy Tax” – when Halloween becomes a delicious financial lesson

My shove into the world of taxation didn’t come after a quaint summer job as an awkward teen. Instead, I learned about taxes as a four-year-old girl on Halloween night.

CFPB’s “Know Before You Owe”: a financial ‘syllabus’ for student loans (part 2)

Student loans are one of the top three common sources of debt for many Americans. In fact, NPR reports Americans have about $1.3 trillion in student loan debt alone. That’s a scary figure! The reality of the debt situation is troubling for a number of reasons. Chief among them? The fact that many of those borrowers […]

Back to school: a tax break for teachers

Teachers are always on the hunt for creative ways to enhance their students’ learning experience. Unfortunately, tight school budgets stifle many of those efforts, and educators are often forced to dive into their own pockets to purchase materials. In fact, the recent average out-of-pocket spend for school teachers is around $500 with some reporting yearly totals in the […]

How to Repay Federal Student Loans

Did you know almost 43 million Americans have federal student loans? With nearly $1.3 trillion in total student loan debt, many Americans are financially strapped by their student loan debt. And when it seems like those monthly payments are eating up most of your paycheck, the road to getting them paid off can be long and stressful. […]

How to File Taxes? — The Ultimate Tax Guide for College Students

Whether you’re heading off to college for the first time or well on your way to finishing your degree, being a college student presents special financial challenges. Knowing how college might affect your taxes can help you plan ahead and identify tax benefits that may make your finances a little easier while you’re hitting the […]

7 Best Tax Deductions, Exemptions, and Credits for Families

While your children are young you have plenty of expenses. Fortunately, some of those expenses can directly or indirectly turn into deductions, exemptions or credits that may mean big savings on your tax bill. Take a look at the following tax benefits to see which ones could be beneficial for you.

Tax Credits and Deductions Parents Need to Know

Your little bundle of joy may tap into your pocket book throughout the year, but at tax time, they can help put some money back into your pockets.