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 […]

A Closer Look at Community Colleges [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that: Community college students are more likely to be women? More than a third are the first in their family to go to college? The majority are enrolled part-time? We dug into the statistics to get a clear picture of who attends community college. If it describes you, you might also be […]

Tax Consequences Of House Flipping

Ed note: Owning real estate can make your tax return a bit more complicated. Figuring taxes when you flip real estate as a side business can be mind-boggling. The most important thing to know is that it is treated very differently from regular home ownership. Here are a few more things to keep in mind. […]

3 Ways to Have Frugal Fun in the Sun

Ed note: Stretching a tight budget can be particularly challenging in the summer. With kids home – and complaining about boredom – you might be searching for fun things to do on the cheap. Tracie Fobes is here with some great ideas. When you think of summer, you often recall lazy days, sleeping late, hitting […]

What to Know Before an International Summer Trip [INFOGRAPHIC]

Summertime might be the best time for travels big and small. If you’ve done your fair share of staycations and are looking for something more exotic, you could try to travel internationally. It doesn’t have to be as expensive as you might think. Here’s what you need to know, from preparing for your tip, to […]

Small Business Owners – Your Health Insurance Primer

Ed note: If navigating health insurance requirements is complex for individuals, it can be downright baffling for small business owners. Here’s what you need to know if your small business is growing and employing 100 or more people. Leer en Español. As an employer, one of the most important business decisions you can make is […]

What You Need To Know About Student Loan Forgiveness

Ed note: Did you know there are ways to have your student loans paid off? And they don’t involve having a wealthy, childless aunt somewhere. Robert Farrington covers several great options for student loan forgiveness that are open to a wide range of people. Leer en Español. Student loan forgiveness programs are great options for […]

Summer Camp Fun For Kids – And For Tax Refunds [INFOGRAPHIC]

Ready to send your child off to camp so you can get some peace and quiet this summer? I mean, so they can learn important things like leadership, outdoor survival and horseback riding? No matter why you send kids to camp, or whether they go to day camp or sleepaway camp, you may be eligible […]

Smart Ways to Throw a Wedding for $6,300

Ed note: Budget weddings are actually pretty trendy. Besides saving money (which is always cool), they force you to make more inventive and unique choices, as Dana LaRue outlines below. So, you’re engaged! Yay! Aside from the lovey, giddy feelings, you’re now staring down some major benefits of the betrothed. Namely, you get to file […]

Paying Taxes All Year Long

Most Americans think about taxes once a year – sometime between the end of January and April 15. For those people, every time a paycheck comes, taxes are paid too. They are automatically deducted before the money hits the bank account. An annual tax return reconciles the amount of taxes paid throughout the year with […]