Solutions to Make Better Decisions with Your Money

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

TaxACT Weekly Favorites June 6

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]