Tag: tips

How to Teach Children to Overcome Challenges

Ed note: Talking to your children about how to face their challenges may have an enormous impact on their adult life. Marinés Duarte gives us some tips on how teach your children strategies that will help them overcome challenges, from childhood through the rest of their lives. Leer en español. Being a mother is the best […]

12 Smart Ways to Use a Tax Refund

Ed note: IRS Commissioner John Koskinen has said that the tax return represents the biggest single financial transaction many Americans will complete in the entire year. We know it’s a big deal, and our H&R Block pros work hard to make sure our clients get back their maximum refund. But what should you do with […]

3 Rules for Getting Paid to Write Freelance

Ed note: Do what you love, and make money doing it, may sound too cliché to be true. However, for some writers, the freelance market means they can pen posts about subjects they’re passionate about and be paid a nice price. The trick just might be getting started. The Internet as we know it today […]

15+ Best Apps for Bi-Cultural Kids

Ed note: Mary Poppins would say, “in every job that must be done there is an element of fun.” That’s certainly the case with these awesome apps that help teach language and culture in an engaging and entertaining way. Leer en español. We live in a day and age where kids are literally born tech-savvy. […]

Award Travel 101: Jet-set for Less in 2015

Ed note: If you are intrigued by the idea of frequent flier programs and “points,” then these tips from expert travel-hacker Jason Steele are exactly what you need to get started. Have you ever heard of the people who earn enough frequent flier miles to travel the world in business class? Sometimes these people are […]

5 Tips For Smart Gifting When You Travel To Visit Your Family

Ed note: Most of us think about souvenirs we want to bring back from our travels, but how would you manage taking gifts with you on a trip? It’s a common conundrum for Jeannette Kaplun, so she’s here to share a little frugal wisdom. Leer en español. When you live far away from your family, […]

Frugal Winter Fun for Family and Date Night

Ed note: While a storm like Juno will come and go, there’s no escaping the dreary winter, generally, in much of the United States. (Florida, I don’t want to hear about it.) Kelly Whalen has some great tips for affordable, indoor entertainment – whether you’re occupying the family or just your significant other. Winter is […]

What to Do About Incorrect Information On Your Credit Report

Ed note: Now that you know how to read your credit report, you probably need to know what to do if you found something incorrect on it. The bad news is that it’s not a super-simple process. The good news is that Credit Karma is here to help guide you through it. In 2013, the […]

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. Leer en español. Here are seven tips to […]

15 Life Changes That Could Affect Your Tax Return in 2015 [INFOGRAPHIC]

There’s a lot that happens over the course of a year – birth, death, marriage, retirement, college graduation and more. It’s important to know that those changes don’t just affect your everyday life, they also may affect your tax return and, by extension, your refund. Whether it’s a different filing status or new credits you […]