Tag: money

Help for Handling Tax Identity Theft

Ed note: We are in constant communication with our clients through Facebook and Twitter, and we hear from people every year who are the victims of tax identity fraud. We wanted to provide some information about exactly what that is, and what to do if it happens to you. So we got some help from […]

Tax Refund Delay: Separating Fact from Fiction

Did you hear that tax refunds were going to be delayed until October? Yeah, that’s false. An article on a satirical website last fall fueled controversy that taxpayers wouldn’t get their refunds until many, many months after filing. It isn’t true. However, the Commissioner of the IRS has made comments that may make it seem […]

Top Essential Apps to Run the Family Finances

Ed note: For most of us, the days of balancing the checkbook on pen and paper are long gone. The question now becomes – what are the best tools to help run a family budget? There are so many to choose from. Our contributor Yoly Mason has some advice on the ones she finds most […]

Smart Filing: How to Avoid Being a Tax Scam Victim [VIDEO]

Now that tax season is upon us (e-file opens Jan. 20!), you may see signs and storefronts popping up to offer you wonderful refunds without any knowledge of your situation, or they may even promise you a refund within 24 hours. Be careful when you see this. Here are seven tips to help you avoid […]

Refund Delays: What You Need to Know

Ed note: We’ve been seeing some online discussions about whether refunds will be delayed this year. So, we asked our friends at the Tax Institute – H&R Block’s tax experts who also work closely with the IRS – to interpret the situation for us. Waiting is hard. Waiting in line at the DMV, in the […]

Valuing whether cash bonuses are worth the time

Ed note: We always want more money, right? David Ning is here to help you determine which opportunities you should take advantage of to make a little more cash, and what to do with the money to maximize the value. A new opportunity to earn cash seems to pop up daily these days, but most […]

How to Make Habits, Not Resolutions, This Year

Ed note: Do you feel like you are losing steam with your resolutions already? Studies show that people start to drop out at the two-week mark. So we wanted to help you out. Before you lose all your motivation, take these steps to create good financial habits that will last all year long – minimal […]

When Absolute Zero Isn’t Absolutely Free

Free. It has a sweet ring to it. And the synonyms to free are so fun. Nada. Zip. Zilch. Zero. If you’ve been doing any Googling about tax prep this week, you might have come across that last one. Zero. TurboTax is offering Absolute Zero, which features a federal tax return and state tax return […]

Don’t Make These Costly Mistakes with Your Health Savings Account

Ed note: Do you have a Health Savings Account? If so, Jason Steele has a few tips for you when it comes to your contributions and using the account – all learned from his personal experience. Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are a great way to help ease the pain of costly medical bills that are […]

8 Tips for Reducing Energy Costs This Winter

Ed note: Depending on where you live, you may be looking ahead to a long, cold winter. While we can’t change the forecast, we can help save some money when it comes to keeping your home warm, affordably. Cutting back on energy costs amounts to money in your pocket, and it’s extra important in the […]