Solutions to Make Better Decisions with Your Money

6 Ways to Know If Your Kid Should Have a Credit Card

6 Ways to Know If Your Kid Should Have a Credit Card - TaxACT

Have you ever thought about getting your child a credit card? If you want to start a friendly debate, ask a group of parents when they should give a child a credit card. The answers will probably vary from "when he can pay for it" to age 105. … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

A Little Known Secret to Save Your Credit

Using Debt Consolidation Loans to Save Your Credit

Have you found yourself in debt with no possible way out? Debt is the ugly four lettered word that everyone tries to avoid. Unfortunately, unexpected expenses such as medical treatments, home repairs or trips often pave the way to … [Continue reading]

Lower Swipe Fees: Does This Mean Store Prices Go Down?

Is this the end of the debit card? - TaxACT

Do you use a debit card? Did you know each time you use it the merchant gets charged with swipe fees? Every time you swipe with a debit card to pay for gas, groceries, or a latte, your bank charges the merchant a "swipe fee" for the … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

The Secret of Teaching Financial Literacy to Kids

The Secret of Teaching Financial Literacy to Kids - TaxACT

Do you want to raise a million dollar kid? Do you currently teach financial literacy to your kids? I had to bake six dozen cookies for the annual Airman Cookie Drive and at the time, my youngest two, Jonathan and Joshua were toddlers. I … [Continue reading]

Budgeting: Why Just Spending Less Is NOT Your Answer

Budgeting - TaxACT

Are you looking for ways to cut costs and save each week? Are you budgeting on a weekly and monthly basis? Should you spend less or try to make more money when budgeting? You can turn the heat down, grow your own vegetables, pick up kids' … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

4 Simple Car Maintenance Tips That Will Save You Thousands

4 Simple Car Maintenance Tips That Will Save You Thousands - TaxACT

Have you ever owned a car that was a complete lemon? I know I have. Every time I got something repaired, it seemed like another part went bad. The repairs never ended and it left my wallet completely empty. As I’ve matured and grown older, I … [Continue reading]

A 5-Step Plan for Surviving a Job Loss

A 5-Step Plan for Surviving a Job Loss - TaxACT

Have you ever gone through a job loss? Losing your job is a traumatic experience. You lose your income and benefits, sense of security and job identity all at once. You may have workplace friends you've seen every day for years. The morning … [Continue reading]

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

Weekly Favorites 28 - August 1 2013 - TaxACT

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 … [Continue reading]

How to Thrift Shop Like a Pro and Save Big

How to Thrift Shop Like a Pro - TaxACT

Do you thrift shop? Have you ever considered thrift shopping to save money? Many people have the mentality that if they can afford the brand new, high class items, then why not buy them. After all, we only live once and we should enjoy our … [Continue reading]

4 Energy Efficient Home Improvements to Save You Money

4 Energy Efficient Home Improvements to Save You Money - TaxACT

Are you planning, or in the middle of, making improvements to your home? Are you considering energy efficient home improvements? Though months away, we all know winter's coming, and with it brings higher heating bills. Now is a great time to … [Continue reading]