Solutions to Make Better Decisions with Your Taxes and Money

6 Ways to Maximize Your 401(k) or IRA Plan Contributions

6 ways to maximize your 401(k) or IRA plan contributions – TaxAct Blog

One of the best presents you can give yourself this year is to maximize contributions to your deductible or nondeductible retirement plan. Whether you’ve been contributing all year or have yet to start, here are a few tips to get the most from tax … [Continue reading]

Deals you won’t want to miss on Cyber Monday

Deals you won't want to miss on Cyber Monday - TaxAct Blog

Black Friday may still reign as king when it comes to scoring the best shopping deals, but Cyber Monday, which lands on November 28 this year, rivals its savings every time. From the comfort of your couch, you can do all of your holiday shopping … [Continue reading]

How to know if your charitable contributions are going to the right place

How to know if your charitable donations are going to the right place - TaxAct Blog

An estimated $373 billion was donated to charitable causes in the United States during 2015, according to the charity watchdog site, CharityNavigator.org. That’s a lot of money going to great causes…or so it would seem. The fact is, donating to … [Continue reading]

Beat the deadline: find the right healthcare coverage

It’s that time of year again! Affordable Care Act (ACA) open enrollment for 2017 officially kicked-off this week and will remain open through Jan. 31, 2017. … [Continue reading]

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

“Candy Tax” – When Halloween becomes a delicious financial lesson – TaxAct Blog

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. … [Continue reading]

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

A financial ‘syllabus’ for student loans – TaxAct Blog

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 … [Continue reading]

New loan resource: the CFPB’s “Know Before You Owe” program (part 1)

Your new loan resource: The CFPB’s “Know Before You Owe” program – Part 1 - TaxAct Blog

The term “predatory lender” refers to a loan provider who approves loans for those who aren't likely to be able to pay them back. The term became popularized during the 2008 financial crisis, when many lenders were found to have approved mortgages … [Continue reading]

How to earn extra cash for the holidays

Ways to earn extra cash for the holidays – TaxAct Blog

From presents, wrapping paper and greeting cards to decorations, food and travel, the cost of holiday cheer can quickly add up. Before you know it, you’ve blown through your budget  – and may even be experiencing some buyer’s remorse about all those … [Continue reading]

The keys to home ownership when you’re self-employed

The keys to home ownership when you're self-employed - TaxAct Blog

People who choose to work for themselves tend to like a certain amount of independence. It takes a lot of gumption to cut ties with the traditional 9-5, and the kind of person willing to take that leap is usually in search of an independent … [Continue reading]