Are you leaving tax money on the table?

Source: 401 (k) 2013, Flickr. Every year, tens of billions of dollars worth of unclaimed tax refunds and other financial assets languish in government coffers. In addition to unclaimed tax refunds, state governments are holding onto nearly $42 billion worth of...

Tax Deadline Tips for the Procrastinator

Source: e.file.com, Flickr. Here are some important tax deadline tips for the procrastinator, as the April 15th tax deadline is just around the corner: EXTENSION: All taxpayers are granted an additional six months to prepare and file a tax return. Individual taxpayers...

Uncle Sam’s Easiest Tax Shelter, for the Average American

Most people think of tax shelters as being complicated, expensive strategies that only the wealthiest taxpayers use in order to cut their tax bills to Uncle Sam. But what many investors don’t know is that a very simple and easy-to-understand investment—U.S. savings...

How to Stretch Your Budget for the 4 Most-Expensive Holidays

                          Source: Tax Credits, Flickr.   It’s easy to forget about holidays when you put together a monthly budget, but if you take a look at a calendar, you’ll notice most months have them. Unfortunately, celebration is rarely cheap. Christmas can...

10 Tips for a Better Tax Season Next Year

Tax Day is one of those days you probably find yourself thinking about for weeks on end. It’s kind of like a reverse Christmas: You know it’s coming because those of us in the media have been hyping it in the press for months. You mark it on your calendar and you take...