Health Care Q&A – Advance Tax Credit

We continue our series on the Affordable Care Act and how it affects you. See all of our Health Care posts for more information.   What is the advance tax credit?                 The advance tax credit is a tax credit you receive to help pay your health insurance […]

Kids These Days! Child-Run Businesses and Taxes [INFOGRAPHIC]

I don’t know about you, but at 8 years old, I think I was most concerned with my collection of Lisa Frank stickers and folders. And at 13? Oh, forget about it. Anything that wasn’t Backstreet Boys – or real boys – barely grabbed my attention. But there are some kids out there who are […]

The Skinny Behind Gym Memberships

Ed note: Just thinking about paying a chunk of money each month toward a gym makes me sweaty. Erin Huffstetler explains the importance of first finding the right gym for you and then doing everything you can to get the best price. Has the arrival of swimsuit season convinced you of your need for a […]

Make your dream come true: How this couple bought their first home

Ed note: There’s no one path to homeownership. Sometimes you plan, and plan, and plan. Sometimes it sneaks up on you. Sometimes there’s failure. We talk with one couple about their path, and how they were able to purchase their first home. Leer en español. Do you want to know how other couples do it? Buy […]

A Lannister Always Pays His Debts

Ed note: As a Game of Thrones fan, I just… I mean… oh boy. It’s a show that never disappoints, so we will try to follow that example. By now, you will have (hopefully) seen the season finale of this year’s Game of Thrones. If you have not, then I will issue the requisite Spoiler […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Soccer’s Big Stage [INFOGRAPHIC]

What’s the most popular sport in the U.S.? “Football!” you might say. What’s the most popular sport worldwide? “Football!” would be the answer. Of course, we aren’t talking about the same thing here. As soccer’s biggest worldwide tournament – The World Cup – begins today, we wanted to explore the game’s history in the U.S. […]

Father’s Day Gift Ideas: Explore the Great Outdoors with Dad

Ed note: Are you wandering up and down the tie aisle right now? Or maybe you’re furiously Googling “great Father’s Day gifts”? Dads can be notoriously difficult to buy for, so we thought it would be good to suggest a few presents that can’t be picked up at the store. Leer en español.  If you’re on […]

5 Ways Volunteering Can Help Your Small Business

Ed note: As a small business owner, you may be constantly on the look out for ways to make connections – it could be with vendors, partners or customers. Charles Tran, founder of, explores one way to accomplish these business goals while doing good works. Volunteering can improve your health by lowering your blood […]

Stretching Your Dollar While Studying Abroad

Ed note: Exchange rates. Tuition. Foreign transaction fees. Living expenses. Travel. Fun! A lot of a semester abroad revolves around finances – no matter what you are studying. Here are a few tips to stretch that budget and spend smartly. There are a lot of priceless experiences you’ll gain from studying abroad – but going […]

H&R Block U. S. Expat Tax Services – How can I use it?

Ed note: It may come as a surprise to some Americans living abroad that they still need to file a U.S. tax return. That’s right – even if you live in another country, work in another country and don’t have any money invested in U.S. accounts, you will still likely be required to file a […]