Behind the Block

An inside look at what goes on behind closed doors at H&R Block.

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Jan 13th, 2014

Meet the H&R Block Social Media Team [VIDEO]

When interacting with a large company online, it’s easy to feel like the people you’re talking to are nameless and faceless. We wanted to change that. The social media team here at H&R Block is available on multiple channels: here (BlockTalk), our community, Facebook, Twitter and more. We do our best to answer your questions, […]

Nov 1st, 2013

What You Should Know About the Emerald Advance

  Update: You can apply for Emerald Advance until Jan. 24, 2014. It’s always good to be prepared – especially this time of year. Unexpected expenses come up –busted pipes, dead batteries, broken appliances and such. And of course, it’s always good to have some extra money around the holidays. That ‘s why we offer […]

Oct 24th, 2013

Health Care Q&A Series

We know that there are many questions about the new health care law. That is why we started the Health Care Q&A series where we post the answers to frequently asked questions here on the blog to help get the word out. The second question in our series focuses on what happens if you just […]

Sep 20th, 2013

The Money Behind Your Favorite TV Shows [INFOGRAPHIC]

It’s that time of the year when the air starts turning chilly and our minds begin to turn towards the start of the new fall TV season. New shows start up, all of our old favorites return (sometimes!) and we are glued to our favorite story lines while threatening our friends with bodily harm if […]

Jul 12th, 2013

A Time to Grill: Upgrading the Yard on a Budget

Ed note: With summer in full swing, is it time to take your backyard to the next level? Nerdwallet’s Amelia Granger has all the information you need to get the job done – frugally Summertime is synonymous with cookouts, lawn games and homemade margaritas sipped under tiki torches. You want a nice backyard space to […]

Jul 9th, 2013

The Great Summer Yard Sale: How to Get the Most out of It

Ed note: Noticed all those yard sales around the neighborhood? Yeah, us too. Before you decide to hold your own, or go shopping at one, make sure to read these tips from Money Smart Life’s Ben Edwards (who has a lot of experience with yard sales, as you’ll see) to make sure you get the […]