Taxes: Software vs Accountants
Taxes: Software vs Accountants
on June 12, 2008

While taxes may be as certain as death, how you file them is up in the air. You can do them yourself, go to an accountant, or use your computer. Today money reporter Stacy Johnson explores the cost and benefits of each…

Taxes: Do You Have to File?
Taxes: Do You Have to File?
on June 12, 2008

Don’t you hate filing taxes? Well, millions of people don’t even have to file a return. But if you think that sounds lucky, you might want to think again.

Free Tax Help From The IRS
Free Tax Help From The IRS
on June 12, 2008

Every year millions of Americans line up to pay professionals to do their taxes. But needing professional help doesn’t mean you need to pay for it.

Homes: Should You Rent or Buy?
Homes: Should You Rent or Buy?
on June 12, 2008

Owning your own home: an idea so popular it’s known as the American Dream. But as prices fall and foreclosures rise, for many it’s become a nightmare instead. How do you know whether renting or owning is the way to go?

Roth or Regular? 401K Plans
Roth or Regular? 401K Plans
on June 12, 2008

If you put money in any retirement accounts, you probably have a choice between traditional and Roth. But what’s the difference?

Investing vs Paying Credit Card Debt
Investing vs Paying Credit Card Debt
on June 12, 2008

If you’ve got savings and debt, should you use your savings to pay off your debt? Or is investing your savings a better plan?

Cars: Lease or Buy?
Cars: Lease or Buy?
on June 12, 2008

If you’re in the market for a new car, one of your first decisions will be whether to buy or lease. Which is the better option?

Paying Down Mortgage vs Investing
Paying Down Mortgage vs Investing
on June 12, 2008

You’ve got a little extra cash coming in… do you invest it, or would it be smarter to pay extra on your mortgage? Let’s find out.

Beating Grocery Store Prices
Beating Grocery Store Prices
on June 11, 2008

Rising grocery store prices have turned beating the cost of food shopping into an art. But, if you know how to shop, where to shop, and when to shop for food, your grocery store bill doesn’t have to cost you a fortune.

Shopping Car Loans
Shopping Car Loans
on June 9, 2008

Last month general motors announced the biggest annual loss in their history. And dark clouds for car manufacturers mean blue skies for buyers, as dealers get desperate. But if you’re thinking of buying a car anytime soon, don’t forget the financing.

Mortgage Help: Talk is Cheap
Mortgage Help: Talk is Cheap
on June 9, 2008

With foreclosures and bankruptcies soaring nationwide, both government and private industry have been promising help to homeowners. But is that help materializing?

Saving Green: Paperwork
Saving Green: Paperwork
on June 9, 2008

The average American family throws away about a ton of paper every year. So if you can figure out a way to put less paper in your trash, you could figure out a way to put more of it in your wallet.

Saving Green: Entertainment
Saving Green: Entertainment
on June 9, 2008

Everybody wants to save the planet… and most of us also want to save some money for ourselves. Is it possible to do both at the same time?

Loans for Plastic Surgery
Loans for Plastic Surgery
on June 9, 2008

You’d like to get some expensive elective surgery, but you don’t really have the money and there’s no insurance. What do you do?

Spring Break Volunteers
Spring Break Volunteers
on June 9, 2008

The highways and beaches are filling up with college kids as Spring Break gets into full swing. But there are students who find better things to do with their time off than get sunburned.

Home Equity vs Line of Credit
Home Equity vs Line of Credit
on June 9, 2008

While the credit crunch has made borrowing for or against your home more difficult, home equity loans and lines of credit remain popular for those with equity. Stacy Johnson explains what these loans do and if you should consider them.

The Cost of Summer Camp
The Cost of Summer Camp
on June 9, 2008

Summer camps aren’t college, but they have a lot in common. Picking the right one can be complicated and expensive, but there are some tips that can make the process easier.

Credit Counseling vs Debt Settlement
on June 9, 2008

You’ve seen the ads: credit counseling companies say they can help by getting your payments and interest rates lowered. Others claim they can get your debts wiped out entirely by settling them for pennies on the dollar. Money reporter Stacy Johnson takes an inside look at these companies.

“Head-On” and Homeopathy
“Head-On” and Homeopathy
on June 9, 2008

When you’ve got a headache, you go to the pharmacy and you assume that all these medications are going to do the trick. But will they? A man named James Randi says he’ll bet a million dollars they wont.

James Randi’s Million Dollar Challenge
James Randi’s Million Dollar Challenge
on June 9, 2008

If you’re a fortune teller, faith healer, psychic then you really need to know James Randi because he’s got a million dollars with your name written on it. Ready to put up or shut up?

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