Category: Personal Finance

What's the Difference Between Traditional IRA and Roth IRAs?

If you're trying to save money for retirement, you're probably familiar with IRAs - individual retirement accounts. IRAs come in two flavors: traditional and Roth.  Both can help you save for retirement, but there are some crucial differences between traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs. We'll get into the details of their differences and similarities below....

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The Home Office Deduction Can Bring Big Tax Savings

If you have your own business and work from home, taking the home office deduction can lead to big tax savings. But millions of solopreneurs don't claim this valuable tax break, even though they're 100% eligible. Many people don't realize they can take the home office deduction. Others are afraid to claim it because they...

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How to Spot a Credit Repair Scam

So, your credit isn’t great, and you want to fix it. Doing it on your own hasn't been working, and you need some support. You decide to search for credit repair companies. And when you do, hundreds of sites come up.  Be very careful as you take this journey, or you may get caught up...

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Don’t Panic If You Can’t Pay Your Taxes!

Afraid to file your tax return because you owe money you can't afford to pay? Big unexpected tax bills can set off your panic button… but you don’t have to worry about paying your taxes. This situation is easier to handle than you think, especially when you take a proactive approach instead of ignoring the problem...

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How To Fill Out Schedule C If You're Self-Employed

If you're self-employed, work as a freelancer or contractor, or have a side gig, you are a business. And that means you'll need to fill out Schedule C as part of your federal income tax return. When you use Schedule C, you can deduct business expenses against the money you earned to lower your income......

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How to File Your Taxes for FREE in 2021

Want to file your taxes for free? You can... but you'll want to make sure you don't end up paying to "free-file." There are a lot of free tax prep programs available…and there are many that start out as free but then hit you with fees when it’s time to file. Here we’ll take a...

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