With just two more job reports remaining before the 2012 election and the job report for September set to be released the end of next week, politicians and registered voters are anxiously waiting to see if the unemployment rate went up or down. Check out our interactive which shows the highs and lows of unemployment across U.S. cities. How does your city compare? Full story
Fall is here and the leaves are beginning to turn from green to red and yellow. That means it’s time to break out your fall wardrobe of sweaters and jackets. But before you put away the summer clothes, take a long hard look at your closet. Don’t pack them away for next spring, give them to charity now. That way someone else will enjoy them and you’ll get a big fat tax deduction for 2012. Full story
With the election coming, the latest news these days is all about tax rates, taxes collected, and sources of income. Your tax rate can be impacted not only by how much you make, but also the sources of income. For instance, wages, business income, and investments are taxed at different rates. Do you know the different sources of income? Check out our interactive to see where taxpayers’ personal income comes from by income level. Full story
As autumn is approaching here in the United States, there’s another milestone coming up soon. October 15- the deadline for filing your 2011 tax return. Besides procrastination, some are delaying getting their taxes completed because they are worried about getting them done correctly. Fortunately there are ways to help with both. Full story
Student loans have become a tremendous burden. Even though you can’t escape the payments, are there any tax breaks for student loans? Luckily, most taxpayers who make student loan payments on a qualified student loan will get a little relief. Full story
Fantasy sports continues to grow in the United States, with Fantasy Football scoring as the most popular (and obsessive) fantasy sport. To help kick-off football season, we thought it would be fun to share our infographic highlighting everything from what your mate may be willing to give up to win to how much fantasy football players are willing to wager. Full story
You’ve raised a child from infancy to adulthood and are now sending them to college. It’s time to celebrate, but it’s also a great time to examine your budget and find ways to lower your expenses while your children are off at college. Here’s some more advice to really lower those monthly expenses.
The deadline to appeal property taxes is in September in many areas. With the decline in property values, it may be worth appealing your property tax value to make sure you are paying the correct property tax amount. You may be able to save money. Column Five’s, Josh Ritchie gives us details on how frequency of use of second properties may impact how you report property taxes.
Since its inception, Amazon, eBay and other e-tailers have enjoyed a powerful competitive advantage: exemption from sales taxes. In California, that all changes as of 9/15. Find out what this means to you? Full story
The following post is an excerpt, with permission, from Beyond Paycheck to Paycheck, by Michael B. Rubin, named one of five books to help your career by Careebuilder.com. The Savings Solution discusses the following saving strategies extensively. Full story