Archive for 'Taxes'
Apr 17, 2012 - Tax Day is here, and midnight is the deadline. If you're running late, you have options – but most require filing something today. If you owe and can't pay, don't ignore it. Here's what to do.
Apr 02, 2012 - Spring cleaning? We can't do your manual labor, but we can save you some time when it comes to going through piles of paperwork deciding what to toss.
Mar 27, 2012 - There are very few things you can do now to reduce your 2011 tax bill. One is to put money aside in an Individual Retirement Account, or IRA. But to decide that's a smart move, you've still got to decide whether to go with a Roth or regular. Do you know the difference?
Mar 19, 2012 - Your house needs an annual cleaning, so why not your finances? Here's how to make a clean sweep of your costly problems.
Mar 15, 2012 - Paying your taxes with a credit card means paying big fees. So why am I doing it? Because this year, I come out ahead.
Feb 27, 2012 - Tax refunds are the only windfall many people ever see, and year after year there's a big temptation to blow it all on something fun. Nothing wrong with that if your finances are in order, but if not, there are better ideas.
Feb 24, 2012 - There's no surefire way to avoid the nightmare millions of taxpayers fear: an IRS audit. But there are a lot of ways to reduce the risk.
Feb 22, 2012 - Taxes are complicated and you're in a hurry: a recipe for error. Mistakes happen – but avoid the obvious ones to maximize the money and minimize the wait.
Feb 20, 2012 - According to the IRS, Uncle Sam misses out on $450 billion every year due to honest mistakes and dishonest taxpayers. One recent survey offers a profile of the type of person most likely to cheat on their taxes. If you don’t fit the bill, you probably know someone who does.
Feb 17, 2012 - Another awful "tax product" is finally getting flushed down the drain – this is the last year any major tax prep service will offer refund anticipation loans, which come with fees equivalent to 150 percent interest rates.
Feb 16, 2012 - If you think the ideal retirement location offers warm weather, think again. Unless you want to be taxed to death, also consider state taxes before deciding where to retire.
Feb 15, 2012 - Getting a fat check from Uncle Sam is nice, but using it to create a bigger refund check next year is even nicer.
Feb 14, 2012 - Getting a tax refund this year? Invest it in something, or several somethings, that will benefit you for the rest of the year. Or even for the rest of your life.
Feb 13, 2012 - There are three ways to lower your taxes: Make less, cheat, or take all the tax breaks you're eligible for. The first two aren't good ideas, but we can help with the third. Check out this list of commonly overlooked deductions.
Feb 10, 2012 - Since taxes are complicated, you may think a pro is always the way to go. But if they're not used properly, you're wasting your money.