Tag: money

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 […]

Top 10 Tax Tips if You Have a New Baby

Ed note: If you recently had a baby, congratulations! Now I need you to focus for just a minute through that sleep-deprived haze. There are some VERY IMPORTANT tax issues that come along with your new bundle. The good news: most of them mean more credits and deductions for you! Leer en español. 1. Upgrading to […]

Why Should You Use a 401(k)?

Ed note: You can save for retirement. Or buy that new TV right now. Much of financial planning is about keeping your sights on the long game instead of immediate gratification. It’s not easy, but Ben Edwards is here with some great reasons that kind of thinking will pay off. Leer en español. You may […]

5 Essentials for Making Your Child’s Halloween Costume

Ed note: I couldn’t help but be inspired by Holly’s awesome ideas for easy, no-sew, DIY Halloween costumes. I had to try them for myself! After reading, I bet you’ll feel the same way too. Store-bought Halloween costumes can be quite expensive but making your own at home can be a cost effective and fun […]

Retirement Savings for the Self-Employed, Explained

Ed note: Saving for retirement can be daunting. Saving for retirement without a company-sponsored plan can seem impossible. There are several options out there, but you’ll have to decide what works best for you.  Leer en español. When you are self-employed, your retirement options may seem confusing. Without a company 401(k) or pension plan to […]

The Important Role of Godparents in the Latino Community

Ed note: Selecting godparents may be quite easy, or may be an incredibly thoughtful process. Your approach may say a lot about the culture you were raised in. Tracy Lopez of Latinaish is here to spell out some of the ways godparents are a special and important part of Latin American culture. Leer en español. […]

How to Save Cash on Extracurricular Activities

Ed note: Compared to the (relative) leisure of summer, you might suddenly feel pulled in a million directions – soccer practice, piano lessons and more. On top of it all, these new activities require STUFF. Christina from There’s Just One Mommy has a few pro tips and maximizing your money, and your time, on these […]

Financial Literacy and Education, By the Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]

Where are your kids learning about money? Whether it’s budgeting, credit cards or taxes, they are most likely learning about financial topics from you – their parent. In fact, 75% of high schoolers have said most of their money knowledge comes from their parents. Now the big question. What are you teaching them? We look […]

The Basics of Charitable Deductions

This summer, The ALS Association raised more than $100 million dollars from contributions related to the “ice bucket challenge.” Even our own CEO got involved. And, of course, it isn’t the only nonprofit out there. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has just begun, and over the next few months there will be a slew of […]