Tag: tips

13 Tips For A Free College Education

Ed note: If you read “college” and “free” in the same sentence and automatically think “scam,” I don’t blame you. Higher education and high prices tend to come hand in hand. However, Donna Freedman has 13 awesome ways to make that degree free (or low cost). Warning: it will take some work. Leer en Español. […]

Understanding College Financing and Student Loan Debt

Ed note: If you (or your child) are headed off to college in the fall, you may be working furiously to determine how it will be financed. There are tons of options: scholarships, grants, many different loans and more. How can you decide what amount to borrow? Here are some helpful tips. Leer en Español. […]

Move Home or Move On

Ed note: Moving back home may come with emotional baggage. But when it comes to making a decision about your finances, you have to think rationally. Put aside your feelings and use this impartial calculation to help determine whether it’s best to move back into your parents’ house or strike out on your own. If […]

What Should I Do About My Credit Ahead of Applying for a Mortgage?

Ed note: Interest is a tricky thing. The difference between a loan with 4% interest and 5% interest sounds so small, but it can mean big dollars over many years. Here are some tips from Credit Karma for making sure you’re able to keep that interest number as low as possible when you buy a […]

Earth Day: Save Some Green [INFOGRAPHIC]

Doing what’s right for the environment this Earth Day can also be beneficial for your wallet and your tax return. Of course, it’s good to use generally reduce, reuse and recycle, but if there’s a tax break for it too, we’re here to make sure you take advantage! Click to view larger image Like this infographic? […]

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 […]