Most tax return preparers are professional and honest, but some are not. Some preparers offer high-cost services or arrange refund anticipation loans that reduce refunds.
Money is so easy to spend; it slips through fingers like water. Even with the best intentions to put a little money aside every month, we often find there's nothing left when the month comes to a close.
Financial well-being is a balance between financial security and financial freedom today and in the future.
It's simple advice for those planning to retire. The further you are away from retirement, the more this advice is true.
You might get a refund of taxes withheld from a paycheck or pension.
First, file taxes promptly. Identity thieves try to file early so that your refund goes to them before you file.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites provide free tax preparation to low- and moderate-income taxpayers.
According to the EPA, radon gas is found everywhere in the United States and it is produced from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water.
Take some time to consider your values. Whether we know it or not, our values play a big part in how we handle our money.
Gaining control of your spending helps you take control of your finances and improve your life in many ways.
Water takes the path of least resistance. If you've got a small crack, water will find it and make it bigger.
People and families who tend to plan and write down their goals are more likely to achieve them.
Overdraft protection is an option most banks and credit unions offer to their clients so transactions (demands for withdrawal) will be processed and vendors will be paid even when there is an overdraft.
Save water and energy, help the environment and keep money in your pocket with a few simple changes to use water more efficiently.
Store lighting plays a role in how long meat retains the bright red color that shoppers favor. After price, consumers consider color when buying meat.
The condition of a home has a direct connection with the health of its occupants.
Sorting through the meaning of food date labels.
Small changes can mean big savings at the supermarket. Before you leave home, shop your cupboards, refrigerator and freezer. Watch the video.
The chaos of life can make it hard to keep up with important papers and records. Investing a little time to create a tracking system can save time and money down the road.
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