Tag: tips

Cost-Effective House Swaps for Earth Day

Ed note: In honor of Earth Day, we wanted to share a few ways to improve the efficiency of your home – and save a bit on those utility bills.  For most of us, the home is our single largest investment. While it’s our biggest asset, it can also be our biggest financial drain if […]

Get Last-Minute Help Filing Your Tax Return [VIDEO]

The deadline to file your 2013 tax return is tomorrow, April 15, 2014. (For most people, at least. You may have longer if you live abroad or serve in the military and meet certain qualifications.) We wanted to highlight some of the best places to get help from H&R Block in our weekly digest video. […]

One Day Left: Time to Take Action

Note: Most federal individual tax returns are due April 15. That’s only one day away! Here is one last minute tip to help you file your return as accurately as possible. It’s the moment of truth. Are you going to get your taxes filed today? We have tons of great resources and even a guide […]

Last Minute Tips [VIDEO]

April 15 – “tax day” – is now less than two weeks away. We have an important reminder from the IRS, a look at what’s coming up this week on Block Talk and some information about ITINs from Violeta, in Spanish.

Our Best Kept Secret to Financial Success: The Latina Mom

Ed note: March is Women’s History Month, and we thought it would be great to celebrate the women of our personal histories – our mothers. Yoly Mason specifically looks at the role of mothers in Hispanic culture and, with the help of friends, shares great financial wisdom passed down from moms. Leer en español. In my […]

Use Your Smartphone To Save Money On Holiday Shopping

Ed note: Those mini computers sitting in our pockets are quite powerful little tools. Scott Gamm, author of More Money, Please, shares a few ways to use your smartphone to save on the holiday shopping list. The holiday shopping season is the busiest time of the year for retailers, but it can also be the […]

Shop Online More Safely

Ed note: It’s definitely holiday crunch time. Before you buy those last-minute gifts from the comfort of home, consider how important it is to protect your financial information while shopping online. Jenna Lee, a writer for Credit Karma, shares some of the top tips for protecting your identity while you score those final holiday deals. […]

Holiday Fashion On A Budget

The holidays are a time for glamour and glitz, but that doesn’t mean you have to break the bank! While you’re out spending your hard earned cash on gifts for everyone else, you can still look fabulous with whatever leftover money you have in your budget. Brighten Up That Little Black Dress Everyone has an […]

Top 5 mistakes when planning for Thanksgiving

Ed note: Sure, the idea of hosting all your family and friends for an unforgettable turkey feast with all the finest trimmings sounds great. Your guests will thank you but your wallet won’t. Our friend David Ning is here to help you have the perfect Thanksgiving while cutting some financial corners. Thanksgiving started out as […]

To Tip or Not to Tip: Your Summer Travel Etiquette Guide

Ed note: It can be pretty awkward if you’re on vacation and you don’t know when, how or who to tip. Don’t you wish there was a simple rundown that broke down all the gratuity “rules” for you? Well, look no further – Howie Rapaport from Frugal Travel Guy is here with tips on tips, […]