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6 Tips For Millennials Looking to Master Their Personal Finances

6 Tips For Millennials Looking to Master Their Personal Finances - TaxACT

The mortarboards have been flung, tassels are hanging from rearview mirrors and a new group of college graduates are staying up until 3 a.m. submitting their resumes to every job opening they can find on the worldwide web. It isn’t just the angst of entering the workforce and desperately seeking employment that keeps young millennials […]

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 bartender began pouring my boyfriend’s gin and tonic, he asked “Just one shot or would […]

Weekly Favorites: With stock market soaring, your 401(k) may need a tune-up, plus more

TaxACT Weekly Favorites: November 15, 2013

TaxACT Weekly Favorites:  November 15, 2013 With stock market soaring, your 401(k) may need a tune-up via Mark Miller Stocks are in record territory, which probably is great news for your 401(k). Fidelity Investments reported Thursday that average account balances hit a new high in the third quarter, propelled mainly by surging equities markets. Continue […]

Generous Gift Buying Guide for a Budget

Generous Gift Buying Guide for a Budget - TaxACT

How can I buy all the gifts I need to give and still stay on a budget? Ever since I was a child, I was a born giver. My mom used to scold me because I gave away my doll to a neighbor girl. “Why did you do that, Ellie?” my mom would say as […]

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 finance. In fact, if you delay, you might never achieve your financial objectives.

Here are the basics you need to know and practice.

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 realized that it may have not been the fault […]

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 after you get laid off, everything’s changed. It’s important to take some […]

3 Tips for Buying Furniture on a Budget

3 Tips for Buying Furniture on a Budget - TaxACT

Are you in the market for new furniture? Are you heading back to school trying to fill that dorm room or apartment? Maybe you currently have furniture that’s falling to pieces and it desperately needs replacement. Or, perhaps you recently moved across the country and sold your old furniture so you didn’t have to move […]

5 Cheap Ways to Extend the Life of Your Furniture

5 Cheap Ways to Extend the Life of Your Furniture - TaxACT

Do you take the extra effort to extend the life of your furniture? Do you realize that your furniture is one of the most expensive items in your house right now? If you’re like the average person, your living room set probably cost you over $2,000, and that price only included the sofa, love seat, […]

Dry Beans and Other Cheap Secrets of Healthy Eating

Dry Beans and Other Cheap Secrets of Healthy Eating | TaxACT

If you are trying to figure out how to eat healthy without spending your whole paycheck at Whole Foods, look no further than your mom. Let’s just take the family diet on offer at my household circa the mid-90s. This was pre-internet. There were no mommy forums, no meal-planning sites, no coupon-clipping apps. But my […]

Graduation Presents on a Budget

Graduation Presents on a Budget - TaxACT

Do you currently know of someone that’s graduating soon? Well guess what? That means that you’d better save up your pennies, because you’ll need to buy them a gift for their open house. I know I know, the gifts never end. There’s wedding gifts, baby shower gifts, graduation gifts, birthdays, Christmas, and if you’re part […]

Couples and Money: 5 Solutions To Go From Fighting To Freedom

Couples and Money: 5 Solutions To Go From Fighting To Freedom - TaxACT

What is the number one reason cited for divorce? You guessed it—money matters! If most couples are asked if they argue about money, they will reply, “We don’t fight about money, we just have some disagreements.” Yeah, right. When Bob and I were newly married he went into an electronics store to buy batteries and […]

Set a Budget: The Gap Between What You Can Afford and What You Want

The Gap Between What You Can Afford and What You Want - TaxACT

Do you head into a purchase with a budget but end up spending far more than that amount? Here’s a theory… The gap between what you can afford and what you want can be measured by how well aspirational marketing works on you. If aspirational marketing works well on you, (read: Real Housewives, Dom Perignon […]