Solutions to Make Better Decisions with Your Taxes and Money

What It Really Means to Get a Tax Refund

It’s tax season – or as it’s frequently called, “refund season!” And that means tax filers like you are barraged with messages about getting your “maximum refund.” Many of those messages come from tax software companies and even tax preparation store fronts. It’s certainly not new – the tax industry has been telling the “maximum […]

Why filing your own taxes is beneficial to your financial health

Filing your taxes may not be a task you look forward to, but making the decision to file your own instead of outsourcing the task can be beneficial to your financial health. By taking the time to sit down and go through each section of your taxes, you’ll quickly realize how small decisions made throughout […]

5 Things You Can Learn from Your Tax Return

If you already stashed away your tax return, you may want to dig it back out. There are a variety of things you can discover by reviewing each form and understanding the significant impact your taxes can have on your financial health. Now is a great time to take a second look at your return […]

Owe Taxes This Year? Here Are 5 Ways to Lower Next Year’s Tax Bill

You’ve finished your taxes. You may have expected a refund, or maybe you knew you’d have taxes to pay when you filed your return. Either way, writing more than a small check to the Internal Revenue Service is an experience you’d rather not repeat. What can you do to avoid it in the future? Check […]

How to Complete Form W-4 to Keep More Money in Your Pocket

Updated for Tax Year 2016 After you file your tax return, a smart financial move is to double check your Form W-4. Ensuring you have the right amount of tax withheld from your paycheck can make a big difference on your tax outcome next year. If you have too much withheld, as many Americans do, you […]

How a Summer Job Affects Your Taxes

A summer job is a great way to add some extra money to your bank account. Whether you’re a cash-strapped college student, a teacher trying to stay busy during the summer months or simply have some extra time on your hands, racking up those part time hours can really pay-off. However, before you go out and celebrate […]

How Unemployment Affects Your Taxes

If you lose your job or otherwise become unemployed, one of the first things you should do is determine how your new financial situation affects your income taxes. Tweet this Take note of these areas that may change.

4 Tax Tips For Newlyweds

Have you recently gotten married? Getting married changes everything – your tax filing status, how much tax you pay, and more. Utilize these tax tips for getting started off right in your married life. Use the right filing status As a married person living with your spouse, you only have two choices of tax filing […]

How to Avoid Owing Money to the IRS

Are you wondering why you owe so much in taxes this year? Want to make sure you never owe a big tax bill – or any bill at all – when you file your income taxes? Judging by the amount the average American has over withheld from his or her pay, we’re scared to death […]