Solutions to Make Better Decisions with Your Money

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 also can contribute to whether you are promoted in your […]

10 Ways to Say No to Spending

10 Ways to Say No to Spending - TaxACT

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

The Debt Diet: Practical Ways to Reduce Spending - TaxACT

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 […]

10 Easy Tips to Save Big and Simplify Your Holiday Shopping

10 Easy Tips to Save Big and Simplify Your Holidays - TaxACT

How would you like to simplify your holiday shopping and be free of additional debt? The average family will create enough credit card debt during the holidays that it will take until the following May to pay off the bills! Tweet This There is a less-expensive way for families to survive. Here are some easy tips […]

Weekly Favorites: Year-end Tax Tips For Retirees and Preretirees, and more

Weekly Favorites November 22, 2013 TaxACT

TaxACT Weekly Favorites:  November 22, 2013 Year-End Investment Tax Issues via Kay Bell – Bankrate Portfolios get a lot of attention as year-end approaches. It’s even more intense now that the Dow is flirting with 16,000. Regardless of which way the stock market is heading, the end of the year is a perfect time to […]

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 […]

Should You Be Using Cash or Credit?

Should You Be Using Cash or Credit - TaxACT

Should I use cash or credit? This is a question that many consumers are asking because of the current economic uncertainty in our nation. In fact, revolving credit—largely made up of credit card debt—fell by nearly 20% last year according to the Federal Reserve. Credit card usage is definitely slowing due to less borrowing by […]

Affordable Care Act: 4 Ways to Get Health Insurance and Picking the Right One

Affordable Care Act 4 Ways to Get Health Insurance and Picking the Right One - TaxACT

What is the one thing you want to own, but hope you never use? That would be health insurance! In fact, the average three-day hospital stay costs $30,000, which would completely wipe out most families’ savings accounts and/or children’s college funds. Buying health insurance is an important way to protect you and your family in […]

Who Else Wants to Save Money on Insurance?

Who Else Wants to Save Money on Insurance?

How can you save money on insurance in the next 30 days? We were moving with five kids 7 and under and Bob went onto the base to fill out the out-processing paperwork. I went to a friend’s house to do laundry since our household goods were already en route. My friend gave me the […]

The Secret of Teaching Financial Literacy to Kids

The Secret of Teaching Financial Literacy to Kids - TaxACT

Do you want to raise a million dollar kid? Do you currently teach financial literacy to your kids? I had to bake six dozen cookies for the annual Airman Cookie Drive and at the time, my youngest two, Jonathan and Joshua were toddlers. I decided to let them “help” me so I put on their […]

Weekly Favorites: Tips on Back to School Items, Child Care Costs, Raising Financially Responsible Kids

Weekly Favorites 28 - August 1 2013 - TaxACT

TaxACT Weekly Favorites:  August 2, 2013 8 Tips for Saving Money on Back to School Items via Ellie Kay As a mom of many, I’m something of a veteran when it comes to organizing and conquering the back to school barrage. Here are some tips to save money and sanity while experiencing the most wonderful […]

8 Tips for Saving Money on Back to School Items

Back to School Basics: 9 Tips for Saving Money on Back to School Items - TaxACT

I love my kids. I love my kids. That’s the mantra I keep repeating around August 1st every year after spending the summer with a bunch of “Type A” personality children. The newspapers are filled with Back to School ads and once again, I have hope. There won’t be a constant stream of “I’m bored” […]