Tax Questions? H&R Block Partners with HAF to Get You Answers

If you think that taxes are something that you only need to worry about once a year, think again. Believe it or not, taxes affect your life year-round. If you get married, buy a house, have a baby, move to another state, change jobs—and this is just the start—it’s important to think about taxes. Many […]

5 Essentials for Making Your Child’s Halloween Costume

Ed note: I couldn’t help but be inspired by Holly’s awesome ideas for easy, no-sew, DIY Halloween costumes. I had to try them for myself! After reading, I bet you’ll feel the same way too. Store-bought Halloween costumes can be quite expensive but making your own at home can be a cost effective and fun […]

Retirement Savings for the Self-Employed, Explained

Ed note: Saving for retirement can be daunting. Saving for retirement without a company-sponsored plan can seem impossible. There are several options out there, but you’ll have to decide what works best for you.  Leer en español. When you are self-employed, your retirement options may seem confusing. Without a company 401(k) or pension plan to […]

Battle of the Fall Beverages: Coffee or Tea? [INFOGRAPHIC]

The air is crisp. The leaves are changing. It’s time to embrace that warm drink (unless, of course, you live in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma or Florida where – apparently – cold drinks still reign supreme). Do you go for tea or coffee? Cider or hot cocoa? We look at these favorites and […]

The Important Role of Godparents in the Latino Community

Ed note: Selecting godparents may be quite easy, or may be an incredibly thoughtful process. Your approach may say a lot about the culture you were raised in. Tracy Lopez of Latinaish is here to spell out some of the ways godparents are a special and important part of Latin American culture. Leer en español. […]

How to Save Cash on Extracurricular Activities

Ed note: Compared to the (relative) leisure of summer, you might suddenly feel pulled in a million directions – soccer practice, piano lessons and more. On top of it all, these new activities require STUFF. Christina from There’s Just One Mommy has a few pro tips and maximizing your money, and your time, on these […]

Life Changes and Marketplace Health Insurance Plans: What You Need to Do

Ed note: No matter what you think of the Affordable Care Act, it will create new considerations come tax time. This is especially true for those taxpayers who have had a major life change during the year. Here’s information on what changes you need to report to avoid surprises on your return. Leer en español. If […]

Los cambios de vida y el Mercado de planes de seguros de salud: Qué tienes que hacer

Nota del editor: Independientemente de lo que pienses sobre la Ley de Atención Médica Asequible (ACA, en inglés), esta generará nuevas cuestiones a tener en cuenta en lo que respecta a la temporada de impuestos. Esto es especialmente cierto para aquellos contribuyentes que han experimentado un cambio de vida importante durante el año. Aquí encontrarás […]

About That Tax Return Extension – File Before October 15

Remember way back to April 15. Your friends and family were scrambling. Everyone was talking about returns and refunds and e-filing and so forth. But you were a cool cucumber and filed an extension. The IRS recently said more than 3.25 million taxpayers who filed an extension have yet to file their tax return. Leer en […]

Financial Literacy and Education, By the Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]

Where are your kids learning about money? Whether it’s budgeting, credit cards or taxes, they are most likely learning about financial topics from you – their parent. In fact, 75% of high schoolers have said most of their money knowledge comes from their parents. Now the big question. What are you teaching them? We look […]