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Answer These 6 Questions before You Co-Sign a Loan for a Family Member

Answer These 6 Questions before You Co-Sign a Loan for a Family Member - TaxACT

What’s the simplest answer to whether you should co-sign a loan for a family member? “No.” That’s what all too many co-signers wish they had said when they were asked to co-sign a loan, even for an adult child or a parent. Co-signing a loan does not always turn out badly, however. There are times […]

How to Update and Correct Your FAFSA before It’s Too Late

How to Update and Correct Your FAFSA before the Deadline - TaxACT

Submit any necessary corrections to the student aid application FAFSA before the deadline this fall. If you filled out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) earlier this year to apply for student aid, there’s a good chance you need to go back and make corrections to it now. It’s important to make the […]

Something You Need, But Hope to Never Use

Something You Need, But Hope to Never Use; Life Insurance - TaxACT

What is it that you really need, but you hope to never use? It’s life insurance, of course. September is National Life Insurance Awareness Month and it’s a good time to discuss this important tool in our financial first aid kit. We want our family to be provided for in the event of a tragedy, […]

4 Money Mistakes Millennials Make

4 Money Mistakes Millennials Make - TaxACT

Ever kick yourself for not planning ahead financially or for making purchases you later regretted? You’re not alone. It’s easy to make a few missteps when you’re first starting out and still learning how to stick to a budget. Although there are a few things other generations can learn from Millennials, here’s a look at […]

What Babies Really Cost and How to Set a Budget

What Babies Really Cost and How to Set a Budget - TaxACT

When my husband and I first got married, we had an instant family of four with his two daughters as my “bonus” babies! Then we added five more children in the first seven years of marriage. So I know a thing or two about economizing when it comes to baby. Most military families are very […]

4 Tips on How to Improve Your Credit Score

4 Tips for How to Improve Your Credit Score - TaxACT

Your credit report and credit score are two of the most vital measurements of your financial health. Tweet this Properly caring for them puts you in the position to save thousands of dollars during the course of your life. Why? Because your credit report and credit score play a large role in determining how high […]

6 Do’s and Don’ts for an Energy-Efficient Home

Energy-Efficient Home - TaxACT

Fall is coming, and with it higher energy bills. You’re on the right track if you’re already thinking of ways you can save money this winter. Not all measures you can take to have an energy-efficient home are equal, however. Here are some do’s and don’ts to help you get the most from your energy-saving […]

7 Personal Spending Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

7 Personal Spending Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them - TaxACT

When it comes to controlling spending, sometimes everything seems to be working against us. There are so many ways to spend money – and so many reasons it’s difficult not to. It’s possible to take control of your spending, however. Many people have done it. Take a look at these personal spending pitfalls and how […]

6 Offbeat Ways to Retire Early

6 Offbeat Ways to Retire Early - TaxACT

If you really, really want to retire early, here are some ways to do it. In an ideal world, we’d all save money year after year until we had enough stashed away to maintain us in the style to which we have become accustomed. Then we’d retire, secure in the knowledge that we’re set for […]

Should College Savings Be in My Child’s Name?

Should College Savings Be in My Child's Name? - TaxACT

Should you save for your kids’ college education in your own accounts, or put college savings in each child’s name? Getting started saving for college can seem daunting. You have to decide how to save, how much to save, and how to invest. You may choose a tax-deferred plan or any other investment. Before you […]

11 Simple Gardening Tips That Will Save You Money

Gardening to Save Money - TaxACT

Food prices at the grocery store are higher than ever. If you’ve looked at the price of tomatoes and thought you could grow food for less money in your garden, you’re probably right. If you want to grow a garden that saves a significant amount of money, however, you have to plan ahead. Going into […]

4 Ways Money Can Buy You Happiness, and Health

4 Ways Money Can Buy You Happiness, and Health - TaxACT

Is there a way to spend your tax return wisely and take a much-needed summer vacation? If you’re among the 75 percent of taxpayers who got a refund from the IRS this year, you might be pleasantly surprised to learn that putting some of that cash toward a life experience that’s personally rewarding and memorable […]

Weekly Favorites: Why Starting To Save At 25 Means An Extra Six Figures In Retirement

TaxACT Weekly Favorites June 27 2014

TaxACT Weekly Favorites:  June 27, 2014 Why Starting To Save At 25 Means An Extra Six Figures In Retirement via Maggie McGrath A picture might be worth a thousand words, but when it comes to the state of retirement savings for the youngest generation of workers in the U.S., the numbers create a picture that […]