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What I’d Tell My 21-Year-Old Self About Money

What I’d Tell My 21-Year-Old Self About Money | TaxACT

As a new crop of college graduates enter the real world following graduation season, many of them will be new to renting apartments and paying their own credit card bills for the first time. In reflecting on the months following my own graduation … [Continue reading]

Improve Your Credit Score and Save More in 3 Easy Steps

Improve Your Credit Score and Save More in 3 Easy Steps

Did you know having a good credit score can save you thousands of dollars? Credit scores (or Fair Isaac Credit Score) follow you from job to job and don’t just determine the interest rate you pay on your auto or mortgage loan. Your credit score … [Continue reading]

5 Things You Didn’t Know Were Negotiable

5 Things You Didn't Know Were Negotiable - TaxACT

You probably know already that you can negotiate the price of a car or house, but did you realize that smaller items might be negotiable, too? Here's a look at five expenses you didn't know were negotiable, along with strategies for haggling in … [Continue reading]

Weekly Favorites: College Financing’s Secret Weapon—Granny and Grandpa, and more

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TaxACT Weekly Favorites:  June 6, 2014 Paying For College: A 21-Step Guide To Preserving Wealth via Forbes If you are the parent of a college-bound child—of any age—you should be thinking right now about how your family will finance the degree. … [Continue reading]

10 Essential Tips to Successfully Merge Finances as a New Couple

10 Essential Tips to Successfully Merge Finances as a New Couple - TaxACT

What's the best way to start handling finances as one household? Fifty years ago, merging finances may have seemed simpler. Most people got married younger, chances were higher that only one spouse worked, and divorce was less common. Now, when … [Continue reading]

When to Take the Upsell

When to Take the Upsell - TaxACT

Last year, my boyfriend and I celebrated Christmas with tickets to see the Broadway musical “Wicked.” Caught up in the splendor of the holidays in New York City, we decided to indulge in some horrifically overpriced theater cocktails. As the … [Continue reading]

5 of the Most Common Insurance Myths and Why They Aren’t True

5 Common Insurance Myths - TaxACT

Insurance can be incredibly complicated, so it's no wonder that sometimes rumors, myths, and untruths can be held as fact and disseminated as such. We've listed a few of the most common home and auto insurance myths, and explained why they aren't … [Continue reading]

Answering These 5 Questions Might Make You Think Twice before Buying a Home

5 Essential Questions to Consider before Buying a Home - TaxACT

Dreaming of buying a home? Some Americans grew disillusioned with homeownership during the housing bust, but the real estate market is showing signs of recovery in many parts of the country. Before you buy a home, though, consider these five … [Continue reading]

Why Your Credit Report Matters When It Comes to Your Home and Auto Insurance

Why Your Credit Report Matters When It Comes to Your Home and Auto Insurance - TaxACT

It's no secret that your credit report plays a big role in how much you pay for your car or home. The better your credit score, the lower the interest rate on your mortgage or car loan and the lower your payments. That makes sense. But did you … [Continue reading]

CEO Mom: What a Mom’s Time is Really Worth

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Do you consider yourself a working mom? When I married my husband we had five babies in seven years and moved 11 times in 13 years. I left a nice job as a broker to have a more rewarding career as a SAHM (stay at home mom). One of the questions … [Continue reading]

How Staying in Shape Directly Impacts Your Wallet

How Staying in Shape Directly Impacts Your Wallet - TaxACT

As the weather finally begins to warm up and the layers of clothes decrease, people anxiously throw on their gym shoes or do a few crunches before bed. Who hasn’t seen dozens of magazine covers proclaiming a quick way to get your body “beach … [Continue reading]

9 Ways to Use Your Tax Refund to Get Ahead

9 Ways to Use Your Tax Refund to Get Ahead - TaxACT

Your taxes are done, and let's hope you're getting a refund. Now the big question is: What's the best use of your tax refund? Being the savvy money manager you are, you're looking for ways that your tax windfall can help you get ahead. You may … [Continue reading]

Becoming Smarter About Money Doesn’t Have to be Boring

Becoming Smarter About Money Doesn’t Have to be Boring - TaxACT

Money isn’t the root of all evil. That title truly belongs to ignorance. Ignorance can leave intelligent people crippled with fear about what to do with their savings account or prevent them from understanding how to properly use/utilize credit … [Continue reading]