Tag: tips

The Credit Score Catch-22

Ed note: Think the only way to build credit is with a credit card? Think again. We all have to start somewhere. Here’s how to get on the right financial track, even without that piece of plastic in your pocket. Leer en español. For young adults, it represents the classic chicken-egg scenario. You want (and need) […]

Freelancers: How Do You Take a Vacation?

Ed note: How do you handle being away from the office? If you furrowed your brow and responded “wonderfully. I handle it wonderfully,” you are probably not self-employed. When you work for yourself, even vacations have to be carefully strategized – or risk unwelcome interruption.  There are a lot of perks to being a freelancer. […]

How to Save On Last-Minute Holiday Travel

Ed note: I’m not sure if it’s the holidays, running around after a toddler or a side effect of getting older, but I feel like time is just flying by. If you are looking at the “DECEMBER” title on that calendar incredulously, and still need to make arrangements for holiday travel, then we have just […]

Three tools every small business owner needs to be successful

Ed note: There are so many elements to a great business – an awesome product, possibly talented employees and the right tools to support you. Tahnya Kristina has advice from some successful business owners about what low-cost tools help them run their business well. Having a great idea is the first step towards starting a […]

5 Tips for Surviving Working in a Business with Friends or Family

Ed note: When you’re getting started in business, your friends and family members are some of your earliest supporters, maybe emotionally but often materially in helping you run the business. Whether you have a formal partnership or are just feeling out new boundaries by being in business for yourself, contributor Ryan Guina has some useful […]

Simple Tips for Keeping Your Thanksgiving Budget in Check

Ed note: Thanksgiving is deceiving. You think it’s all about the togetherness! Not about gifts or material things! But it’s about the food. And the food can get expensive. Don’t sacrifice the fun. Instead, use these hacks to prepare an awesome meal on a budget. Leer en español. Everyone loves Thanksgiving – it’s full of […]

Ins and Outs of Air Travel [INFOGRAPHIC]

Holiday travel is around the corner. Before you book that flight, here’s what you may need to know about the best times to fly, the worst airports to fly into and more. We also have a few tips on how to save as much money as you can on that getaway. Leer en español. Click […]

¿Tienes preguntas sobre impuestos? H&R Block junto a HAF te dan las respuestas

Si piensas que los impuestos son algo en lo que tú sólo tienes que pensar una vez al año, te equivocas. Lo creas o no, los impuestos afectan tu vida durante todo el año. Si decides casarte, comprar una casa, tener un bebé, mudarte a otro estado, cambiar de empleo-esto es sólo el inicio- es […]

Top 4 Back-to-School Budgeting Tips for Teens

Ed note: Our colleagues at H&R Block’s Dollars and Sense program are the go-to place for information when it comes to helping teenagers learn about personal finance topics. They put their heads together – along with other experts – to pass along these great tips to start the discussion at your house. With back-to-school shopping […]

Keeping Utility Bills in Check: Five Must-Know Tips for Summer Survival

Ed note: Ah, summer. The time of year I open my electric bill with my eyes closed to avoid the painful number staring back at me. This doesn’t have to be your reality though. Maybe both you and I should put these tips into practice so we can spend less while still beating the heat. […]