Solutions to Make Better Decisions with Your Taxes and Money

Love it or leave it? It’s time to review your healthcare plan

For many Americans, the struggle to save enough money to cover unexpected expenses – like high medical bills – is real. In fact, unpaid medical bills is one of the leading causes of personal bankruptcy in the United States. That’s why having the right health insurance in place is a smart move.

Deals you won’t want to miss on Cyber Monday

Black Friday may still reign as king when it comes to scoring the best shopping deals, but Cyber Monday, which lands on November 28 this year, rivals its savings every time. From the comfort of your couch, you can do all of your holiday shopping while eating a leftover turkey sandwich and avoiding an elbow […]

How to know if your charitable contributions are going to the right place

An estimated $373 billion was donated to charitable causes in the United States during 2015, according to the charity watchdog site, CharityNavigator.org. That’s a lot of money going to great causes…or so it would seem. The fact is, donating to charitable organizations is great for a number of reasons, but sometimes your contributions aren’t used […]

“Candy Tax” – when Halloween becomes a delicious financial lesson

My shove into the world of taxation didn’t come after a quaint summer job as an awkward teen. Instead, I learned about taxes as a four-year-old girl on Halloween night.

New loan resource: the CFPB’s “Know Before You Owe” program (part 1)

The term “predatory lender” refers to a loan provider who approves loans for those who aren’t likely to be able to pay them back. The term became popularized during the 2008 financial crisis, when many lenders were found to have approved mortgages with little regard for the borrower’s situation. But, what if the “prey” were given […]

How to earn extra cash for the holidays

From presents, wrapping paper and greeting cards to decorations, food and travel, the cost of holiday cheer can quickly add up. Before you know it, you’ve blown through your budget  – and may even be experiencing some buyer’s remorse about all those strands of twinkle lights you bought. But, hold on! There is good news! This year can […]

New Affordable Care Act tax scam: what you need to know

Every year scam artists devise new schemes to defraud millions of people.  In recent years, it seems one of the most popular systems to target is the IRS. Unfortunately, fraudsters are at it once again – posing as the IRS in an attempt to steal taxpayers’ hard-earned money. To keep your bank account and private […]

4 Ways to Lower Your Taxes Before the New Year

It’s easy to only think of taxes during tax season. However, anyone who is financially savvy knows making changes throughout the year can give you the best chance to make a difference in your tax bill. With more than a quarter of the year left, now is a great time to make small adjustments that […]

The playbook for fantasy football and your taxes

Week one of the 2016 NFL season officially kicked off this past Sunday, but preparation for game day started quite a while ago. And I’m not just talking about those who strap on a helmet and rush the field each week. I’m talking about the millions of Americans who spent the past month relentlessly mulling […]