What a World Series Win Could Mean For A Player’s Tax Bill

Ed note: Wee are still a little World Series crazy around here, as our Kansas City Royals head into another game against the San Francisco Giants. So forgive us for getting a little ahead of things and imagining what would happen to some of our favorite players at tax time if they pull out a […]

World Series: Get that Ball! Or Not.

One souvenir Major League baseball: $16.99 (OK, maybe more like $18.49 with tax in Kansas City.) Snagging a game ball from a foul hit or a toss into the stands: an incredible memory Managing to get a significant ball – say, a walk off home run to win the World Series: a potential windfall Baseball […]

Freelance Fridays: 3 Affordable Ways to Promote Your Services

Ed note: Doing what you love is great. The trick is getting people to PAY you for doing what you love. If the business side of going freelance is holding you back, seasoned expert Carrie Smith can help out. A big part of being a successful freelancer means promoting your services. But how exactly do […]

Unmarried With Kids: Who Claims the Baby? [INFOGRAPHIC]

If you’re one to follow birth trends (and I mean, really, who isn’t?), there has been some interesting news as of late. The number of births to unmarried women has been falling, however, it’s now become more likely that those unmarried women aren’t truly single – they’re in a cohabiting relationship. In fact, for the first […]

Why Baby Might Pay Taxes Too – 3 Myths Corrected

Ed note: Having a child can be a great thing for your tax return (the credits!) but it can also introduce a lot of new complexity. This is especially the case if your child makes any money, whether through more regular forms of income or investment accounts. We address a few of the common myths […]

World Series: Looking at Each Team By The Numbers (not those numbers)

Baseball is all about the numbers. Batting averages, earned runs, runs batted in, and on and on and on. While every sports fanatic banters about the Giants’ home runs and the Royals’ stolen bases, we have honed in on some different numbers. Like the number of dollars you have to shell out to watch these […]

The Minimalist’s Guide to a Baby Registry

Ed note: When I was pregnant, I swear I could see the dollar signs in front of my husband’s eyes. He was mildly terrified about the financial commitment we were undertaking. However, there are plenty of ways to be frugal with your infant – Janessa Solem has some pointers for you. Now, saving for college […]

World Series: Would You Spend It?

It’s the hottest ticket in H&R Block’s hometown right now: the World Series. For those of us in Kansas City, it’s been 29 years since the Royals have given us the opportunity to see a World Series game in our fair town. So the excitement is high and so are the ticket prices. On Tuesday afternoon, […]

5 Halloween Prep Tips To Save Money

Ed note: Trick or treat! Time to buy lots of things to eat! Oops. That’s not how it goes! But this time of year, that might be what you think you hear. Thankfully, April McCormick has some awesome tips for how to have a great Halloween on a budget. For most families, Halloween is a […]

A New Parent’s Guide to Sleep Deprivation [INFOGRAPHIC]

If you, um, just can’t quite, uh, find the right word or figure out – seemingly! – simple problems, and you recently brought home an adorable, EXHAUSTING baby from the hospital, this is the infographic for you. While it won’t help that little one sleep through the night, it might help you find a few new […]