Did you know unpaid medical bills is one of the leading causes of personal bankruptcy in the United States? If you’re self-employed or own a business, your health plays an especially crucial role to your financial well-being and security. That’s why having health insurance is one of the smartest moves you can make. Still looking […]
With the Affordable Care Act (ACA) came the requirement that nearly every American must have health insurance. This requirement is sometimes called the individual mandate. Yet, despite the strict requirement, many people who are healthy wonder if obtaining insurance is really worth it financially. The same question is often raised – should I pay for insurance if […]
Shopping for health insurance may not be at the top of anyone’s list of fun things to do. However, with just a little preparation, it can take just a few minutes to shop and enroll in a plan that best fits your needs. To help save you time (and a little money) while shopping, here are a few […]
Taking the leap to becoming a freelancer, entrepreneur or small business owner is huge. If you’ve recently done it, congratulations! There is no doubt you have a long to-do list, but you need to make sure getting insurance is a high priority. While becoming your own boss has many perks, it often also means leaving […]
There’s more to a good job than a steady paycheck. Full-time employment can earn you all sorts of perks — from employer-sponsored health insurance to generous deductions on your tax return. Here are 10 job-related tax benefits that could save you some serious money.
If you bought health insurance through the government health insurance marketplace in 2016, you will receive Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace Statement, in the mail. This form should arrive in your mailbox by January 31, 2017. Read on to get answers to 7 of the most common questions about Form 1095-A.
Ever kick yourself for not planning ahead financially or for making purchases you later regretted? You’re not alone. It’s easy to make a few missteps when you’re first starting out and still learning how to stick to a budget. Although there are a few things other generations can learn from Millennials, here’s a look at […]
Tax Day is nearly upon us, and even if your finances are in perfect order, it’s hard not to breathe a sigh of relief when you’ve finally filed your tax return. Compiling information and receipts for 365 days’ worth of personal and business transactions can sometimes feel like an insurmountable task. Tax season is actually […]
TaxACT Weekly Favorites: March 14, 2014 Stop Overpaying the IRS via Kay Bell on Bankrate.com The average federal tax refund so far this filing season is $3,034. The Internal Revenue Service says that most taxpayers get refunds each year. The size of the average tax refund is probably the main reason that so many intentionally have […]