Solutions to Make Better Decisions with Your Taxes and Money

How to Live Up to Your Own Version of Frugality

The penny-pinching, side-hustling lifestyle slowly started creeping into mainstream American society around the same time Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s anthem “Thrift Shop” dominated the airwaves. Considering most millennials graduate college saddled with debt and facing a recession, it isn’t hard to figure out why frugality is in vogue. While keeping up with the Jonses may […]

5 Money Myths Debunked

Everyone has an opinion about money and how it should be spent. Ever hear that you should avoid debt at all costs? Or that home ownership should be your ultimate financial goal? Well, those are common beliefs, but they aren’t necessarily true for everyone. Here, we look at five all too common money myths.

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

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 and entrance into the working world, here’s what I’d tell my younger […]

10 Ways to Say No to Spending

You don’t need complicated strategies to save lots of money in the new year. If you’re like most people, you just need to say “no” to unnecessary expenditures – the ones that drain your bank account and give you precious little in return. Here are 10 ways you can say no to spending money on […]

The Debt Diet: Practical Ways to Reduce Spending

Do you need to go on a debt diet? My last son weighed almost eleven pounds and I gained an astonishing fifty pounds while expecting him. When I asked the doctor how to lose that baby fat, his answer was pretty simple: diet and exercise. Maybe it was simple for him, but it didn’t sound […]

5 Quick and Easy Budgeting Tips to Finance Your Lower Paycheck

Elimination of the payroll tax credit that went into effect on January 1, 2013 has more than likely affected your take-home pay. For most Americans, it’s to the tune of about 2%. The payroll tax credit for 2011 and 2012 effectively replaced the Making Work Pay Credit that expired in 2010. If you don’t think […]

5 Quick Ways to Save $50 Each Month

Are you looking for different ways to save each month? What could you do with an extra $50 per month?

3 Little Known Ways to Cut Wedding Costs – TaxAct Blog

  Are you busy planning a wedding? First off, congratulations! Getting married is one of the most exciting times of your life. But, if you’re trying hard to stick to a strict wedding budget, it can also be one of the most stressful times of your life. It’s often hard to find a balance between planning a […]

6 Ways to Know If Your Kid Should Have a Credit Card

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. Some parents will say, “Never!” Every child […]