Taxes 2011 – 10 Dumb Things to Do With Your Tax Refund
Taxes 2011 – 10 Dumb Things to Do With Your Tax Refund
on February 23, 2011

It’s not often in life that we get lump sums of cash, and the temptation is great to do the wrong thing. In case you’re not quite sure what the wrong thing is, here’s a quick checklist.

Taxes 2011 – 10 Tips to Avoid an Audit
on February 21, 2011

It’s never fun to get unexpected letters in the mail from the IRS. Here’s how to keep them to a minimum.

Taxes 2011 – Avoiding 13 Common Mistakes
Taxes 2011 – Avoiding 13 Common Mistakes
on February 18, 2011

Taxes are one of those things in life where the devil is in the details. Bumble, fumble, and blow it in other areas of your life, but try to get this one right the first time.

Ask Stacy: Can I Make Money at Home?
Ask Stacy: Can I Make Money at Home?
on February 18, 2011

One reader wants to find a legitimate work-at-home job, and another wants to know if taking out a credit card will help her rebuild her credit history.

Clothing Prices on the Rise – 10 Tips to Save
Clothing Prices on the Rise – 10 Tips to Save
on February 14, 2011

While overall inflation is expected to remain tame this year, one area that might be less friendly is clothing, with overall prices rising by 10 percent or more. Here’s how to prepare for higher prices ahead.

5 Money Lessons from Hosni Mubarak
5 Money Lessons from Hosni Mubarak
on February 14, 2011

Nobody likes a dictator – but when it comes to managing money, maybe they can teach us a thing or two.

Taxes 2011 – 9 Tips to Find a Tax Pro: But Do You Really Need One?
Taxes 2011 – 9 Tips to Find a Tax Pro: But Do You Really Need One?
on February 14, 2011

The majority of Americans use a professional to help them file their taxes. Here’s how to find the best one for you. But are they really worth the money?

Take Five – Blogger Roundup Feb. 11, 2011
Take Five – Blogger Roundup Feb. 11, 2011
on February 11, 2011

A look at five interesting personal finance posts from other bloggers around the web. This week: tips for a frugal summer vacation, Valentine’s Day gift ideas, why you should examine your trash and more…

Taxes 2011 – Are We a Nation of Cheaters?
Taxes 2011 – Are We a Nation of Cheaters?
on February 11, 2011

The IRS has a survey that says 87 percent of Americans would never think of cheating on their taxes. We recently went out and got some video that strongly suggests their survey is wrong.

Ask Stacy: Who the Heck Do You Think You Are?
Ask Stacy: Who the Heck Do You Think You Are?
on February 11, 2011

I recently did a story suggesting that gold might not be a good investment this year. One reader is so convinced I’m wrong, he’s threatening to sic the Federal Communications Commission on me.

Taxes 2011 – Beware of These 3 Stupid Tax Tricks
Taxes 2011 – Beware of These 3 Stupid Tax Tricks
on February 10, 2011

There’s nothing wrong with charging a fair fee for a valuable service. But for years, some of our nation’s top tax preparation companies have been squeezing extra fees from those least able to afford it. It’s time for it to stop.

Taxes 2011 – 3 Tips for Free Help
Taxes 2011 – 3 Tips for Free Help
on February 9, 2011

Virtually everyone in the United States is eligible for some sort of free tax preparation help, from free in-person preparation and electronic filing to filing free forms online. Here’s how to find out what you qualify for.

13 Tax Changes for 2010 That Can Save You Money
13 Tax Changes for 2010 That Can Save You Money
on February 4, 2011

Filing taxes isn’t a lot of fun, but maybe if you find out that you’ve got some cool deductions coming, it will make it easier to start. Here’s a fun look at some of the changes in store for tax year 2010.

Ask Stacy: I’d Like to Invest… Should I?
Ask Stacy: I’d Like to Invest… Should I?
on February 4, 2011

The stock market might be a great way to make more than the measly interest paid by bank savings accounts – but it’s definitely not the right place for everyone.

Take Five – Blogger Roundup February 3, 2011
Take Five – Blogger Roundup February 3, 2011
on February 3, 2011

A look at five interesting personal finance posts from other bloggers around the web. This week we’re all about two extremes – romance and football.

5 Tips to Save on Your Super Bowl XLV Bash
on February 2, 2011

Throwing a Super Bowl party? Have a memorable event without sacking your budget. Here are a bunch of quick ideas guaranteed to liven up the fun while keeping costs down.

7 Sneaky Ways Lenders Scope You out
7 Sneaky Ways Lenders Scope You out
on February 2, 2011

Used to be that the only thing a bank or other potential lender would look at before deciding whether to offer or refuse you credit was your credit report and score. Not anymore…

Money in a Minute: Today’s Top Headlines From the World of Money
Money in a Minute: Today’s Top Headlines From the World of Money
on February 1, 2011

In today’s roundup: growing meat in a laboratory, lousy pay for new workers, tax refund anticipation loans…and more news you need today.

Free FICO Score: How You Can Get One
Free FICO Score: How You Can Get One
on January 31, 2011

Fair Isaac recently raised the price to see FICO scores by 25%. But you might be able to get a free FICO score if you know where to look.

5 Reasons Online Calculators Don’t Add up
5 Reasons Online Calculators Don’t Add up
on January 28, 2011

I’m a CPA, so I understand the attraction of using a calculator to arrive at a correct conclusion. But the plethora of online calculators these days is doing more to cause confusion than clear it up.

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