Category: Personal Finance

Easier Isn’t Better When It Comes to Tax Forms

It’s tempting to use the (almost always) free and super easy tax form choices – 1040EZ and 1040A – but using them could make your tax bill higher than it needs to be. If you have a very simple tax situation – single, no kids, a W-2 job, a little interest income, for example –...

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Save An Extra $1,000 On Your Taxes With This Little-Known Credit

UPDATED FOR 2021 Most people have no idea they could shrink their tax bills by up to $1,000 extra. But it’s actually very easy. Plus, it’s in the form of a tax credit – called the Saver’s Credit – that benefits you twice. First, this is a tax credit, not a tax deduction. A tax...

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5 Little-Known Deductions That Could Lower Your Tax Bill

Lower your income tax bill by taking advantage of every single deduction you can… and that includes some rarely-used but totally legit tax breaks that can put more money back in your hands. Each of these little-known deductions comes with its own set of twists and turns, so make sure you follow the rules and...

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Financial Protections Are Disappearing – Start Defending Your Money Today

Many of us are still recovering from the nightmare financial crisis of 2008 – just getting back on our financial feet, finally seeing our retirement funds bounce back. But greedy bankers and the new banker-friendly administration are working together to put our finances in peril, so they can get even richer. And they’re doing that...

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Student Loan Debt Can Steal Your Retirement … Unless You Act NOW to Prevent It

Over the past ten years, there’s been a huge increase – 400% – in the number of Americans over 60 drowning in student loan debt. Even worse: the amount they owe has increased substantially. This crippling debt chips away at their financial security during retirement, making it much more difficult – if not impossible – to...

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Your Refund May Be Late

If you were planning to use your tax refund to pay off holiday credit card bills, you may need to come up with a different plan. Thanks to a new tax law, your refund may be delayed … even if you file on day one. While we can start filing our tax returns on January...

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