Hurricane Isaac struck the Gulf Coast this week and although it was downgraded to a tropical storm, it is still causing devastating floods in Louisiana and Mississippi. With hurricane season upon us, do you know what you would do if you lost important documents like your tax records and how to safeguard them? Here are helpful tips to help you safeguard your records. Full story
Labor Day is already here and for many hard working Americans, it’s a time to relax and celebrate our hard work for the year. It also marks the end of summer and is typically the time for students to get used to waking up before noon and head back-to-school. In honor of hard working Americans we thought we would take a look at how minimum wage rates have changed over 30 years. Full story
Every year, Labor Day offers working Americans a much-deserved day off. What will you do with it? Despite higher gas prices, more consumers are planning to travel this year than in 2011. We explore how many Americans are traveling, the gas prices they will be paying, average trip lengths, and the most popular national and international destinations of the year. Full story
College is expensive. If you are looking for a way to offset some of your education costs, the government offers some tax credits and deductions designed to help students and their parents. Full story
If you’re like the majority of the graduating population, you weren’t hired for your dream job prior to commencement. Although finding a job in your career field may take some time, two key elements will help you sort through the confusion and land the job you want: staying prepared and developing a job hunting (or marketing) strategy. Full story
Whew! Summer is almost over and it’s back-to-school time for many. I can hear the cries of joy from so many parents. Not only is it challenging to think of ways to keep them busy, but the costs of activities can break the bank. Check out our infographic on how much Americans spend sending their kiddies off to Amusement Parks during the summer.
The end of summer is upon us, and for the nation’s parents, that means one thing: back-to-school time. As in years past, stores are heavily promoting pens, notebooks, clothing, and other items families are sure to stock up on over the coming weeks. But what many parents may not be aware of are the sales tax holidays many states offer to make back-to-school shopping more affordable. Full story
As a single guy or gal you have the freedom to spend your time and money on the things that are important to you. Unfortunately, this also means you only have one source of income and every decision you make will significantly impact your personal finances. So, if you take the right precautions you’ll be sure to save and spend wisely.
For many people, 2012 is rushing through like a train. If the two of you haven’t made much progress on your goals, there is still plenty time left this year for the two of you to achieve a milestone together. To get you started I wanted to share 9 money saving tips. Full story
You might have money and not even know it. You might have property or cash that has been sitting with a state government, unclaimed. Thousands of people find out that they have unclaimed property every year. As long as you know what to do about it, you can claim what is already yours. Find out more here. Full story