Solutions to Make Better Decisions with Your Money

What is a Health Insurance Marketplace and Who Should Care?

What is a Health Insurance Marketplace and Who Should Care - TaxACT

What is a health insurance marketplace? Also known as health insurance exchanges, a health insurance marketplace is part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as healthcare reform. The marketplace is an online store where people can … [Continue reading]

Affordable Care Act Tax Law Changes for Higher Income Taxpayers

New Affordable Care Act Taxes for Higher Income Taxpayers - TaxACT

Most taxpayers don’t need to worry about the new additional 3.8% tax on net investment income, or the additional 0.9% Medicare tax. These taxes only apply to individuals (and estates and trusts) that have income over certain levels. You … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

How the New Health Care Law Affects Medical Expense Deductions

How the new health care law affects medical expense deductions in 2013

For 2013, new rules enacted under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 may affect how much you can deduct for medical expenses - or if you can take a medical expense deduction at all. Higher "floor" before you can start taking … [Continue reading]

Who Else Wants to Save Money on Insurance?

Who Else Wants to Save Money on Insurance?

How can you save money on insurance in the next 30 days? We were moving with five kids 7 and under and Bob went onto the base to fill out the out-processing paperwork. I went to a friend’s house to do laundry since our household goods were already … [Continue reading]

5 Quick Ways to Save $50 Each Month

5 painless ways to save $50

Are you looking for different ways to save each month? What could you do with an extra $50 per month? See if you can find that extra cash in one of these five ways: 1. Cut the cable Who needs cable anymore? Sign up for a streaming plan … [Continue reading]

Wedding Budget: 3 Little Known Ways to Cut Costs

Wedding Budget 3 Little Known Ways to Cut Costs - TaxACT

Are you getting married in the near future? Are you trying hard to stick to that wedding budget when planning? First off, congratulations! Now you just have to figure out how to have a classy wedding (and stick to your wedding budget) … [Continue reading]

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]