The Employer’s Perspective on Hiring New Grads

Ed note: Getting a job is important since, you know, it allows you to financially support yourself. But getting that job isn’t always easy. That’s why we asked Dona DeZube to help gather insights from employers to see where you might be going wrong. With this help, you’ll be paying income taxes before you know […]

Picnic Plans Perfected [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you have a picnic on the 4th of July? You aren’t alone. The Independence Day holiday ranks as the most popular for picnics in the U.S., and July is National Picnic Month, overall. If you’re looking to celebrate with a fantastic picnic, here’s an inside look at some of the best locations, food and […]

Finding Financial Independence for the Fourth

Ed note: Happy Independence Day! I hope you’re enjoying beautiful weather, summer food, fireworks and time with friends or family. Because we are always thinking about our clients’ financial lives, and working to help out, we have a something a little different to think about in honor of the holiday. Leer en español. As Americans […]

6 Ways to Prepare Your Home For a Long Vacation

Ed note: Recently, I landed at my vacation destination only to be greeted by an email informing me that a package I ordered had just arrived at my house. Whoops. A scramble ensued to get a neighbor to pick it up and store it out of sight. Before you make the same kind of mistake, […]

7 Easy and Inexpensive Hobbies You Aren’t too Old For

Ed note: Feel like you have no free time? List your hobbies as “sleeping” or “watching TV”? I completely relate. Kelly Whalen has some great ideas for adding activities to your life that are enriching, don’t require a huge time commitment and are affordable. We often think of hobbies as a childish thing or equate […]

Top 7 Things Same-Sex Couples Need to Know About Marriage and Taxes

Today, the Supreme Court decided same-sex couples have the fundamental right to marry. That means regardless of what individual states may have decided in the past (we decoded the confusing discrepancies here), all same-sex couples can now get married and have those unions legally recognized. Additionally, those already married and living in states that currently […]

H&R Block: Leading within the Latino Community

Ed note: Being an H&R Block tax professional doesn’t mean you just prepare tax returns. Our pros are active in their communities and play an important role providing education about taxes. This is especially true for our bilingual tax pros. Leer en español. Being a leader can mean many things – providing wisdom, guidance or […]

Supreme Court Upholds ACA Advance Premium Tax Credits

The Supreme Court has decided the federal Marketplace for health insurance may continue providing advance premium tax credits. In short: nothing changes. For the 6.3 million people enrolled in health insurance through a Marketplace and receiving an APTC to help pay monthly premiums, that tax credit is not affected and can continue in the future. […]

Tax Tips for New Homeowners

Ed note: Congratulations on buying a new home! While it’s easy to get caught up in picking paint colors and planning where the furniture will go, don’t forget to keep track of important expenses and other home-related things that you will need at tax time. Leer en español. From determining how much you can afford […]

Ins and Outs of Paying for Community College [INFOGRAPHIC]

Community College is certainly more affordable than a four-year university. On average you’ll save more than 60% per year on tuition and fees by attending a community college. However, there are also lots of opportunities to get help paying for community college and some tax benefits you’ll qualify for as a student. Read on to […]