How to Protect Yourself from Common Tax Scams

With the most joyful time of the year behind us, you’re now getting ready for the least joyful time: Tax season. While this time of year is already stressful, certain

Maximize This Tax Deduction Before the End of 2015

Toward the end of the year, we’re all feeling a bit more festive and generous. During this time, you will probably encounter numerous opportunities to give money or gifts to

It’s Time for Some Good News

If the rocky state of the stock market alarmed you back in August, you aren’t alone. We saw a big drop that sparked dire speculations and dramatic predictions about our

How to Survive Stock Market Drops

If the enormous stock market drop toward the end of August spooked you, you aren’t alone. The drop made headlines as the usual doomsday predictions swirled. While prices did have

4 Things to Know About Capital Gains Taxes

As you already know, any time you make a profit on the sale of an item, you are supposed to report that profit to the IRS when you file your

When NOT to Use a Debit Card

Using a debit card to pay for purchases is fast and convenient. Your card is linked to your checking account, is light and easy to carry, and you don’t have

Tax Season Can be a Breeze Next Year!

For most of us, the arrival of May means that we’re finished filing our federal income tax returns. You probably don’t even want to think about next year’s taxes yet!

Be Careful With Charitable Donations

Making charitable donations is always a good decision. But when you claim your contributions on your tax return, it’s easy to make several bad decisions. These mistakes can trigger an

Credit Mistakes That Everyone Tends to Make

When it comes to credit, there are a few common “mistakes” that nearly everyone makes at some point.  Sometimes the mistakes cause no harm, but other times they can affect