As we prepare to celebrate Memorial Day by cooking outside and shopping inside, Americans will pause to reflect upon those who made and continue to make the ultimate sacrifice for our great country. Although it is but a small gesture, we’ll use this blog today to provide some money saving tips to help our troops. Full story
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Our hearts go out to anyone who falls victim of a natural disaster. We hope that you and your families are safe. Natural disasters may occur without any warning. So how can you prepare? Michael Rubin shares some important tips to help safeguard documents before a natural disaster strikes. Full story
Tax season is over. Now that we’re beyond April 15, aren’t you excited to start thinking about tax season 2014?
I didn’t think so. Nevertheless, here are two key strategies to consider throughout the rest of the year in order to make next year’s filing simpler and potentially less costly.
There are two major categories of tax credits that can boost your tax refund—non-refundable and refundable. When you file your taxes in the next couple of weeks, here are five popular refundable and non-refundable tax credits that you may be eligible for: Full story
A great milestone of your financial life is the purchase of your first home. While less exciting, the tax implications of that achievement are no less critical. After all, home ownership creates several new opportunities for you to save on your federal income taxes. Got your attention?
One of several tax breaks extended by Congress last minute Fiscal Cliff activity on New Year’s Day is the Educator Expense Deduction. While most education tax breaks benefit those who pay to learn, the Educator Expense Deduction is for those who teach.
The State and Local Sales Tax Deduction expired in 2011, but was extended thanks to the American Taxpayers Relief Act of 2012. Consequently, certain taxpayers will still benefit from this important tax deduction. Full story
You have several straightforward opportunities to lower their taxes via tax deductions. Find out more. Full story
Tis the season to overindulge and eat too much. Well, before you try to deduct your gym membership dues there are some things you need to know. Michael Rubin explains requirements for deducting your weight loss expenses. Full story
For many people, the cost of holiday gift giving adds up fast. Whether you give generously or simply feel compelled to reciprocate, many wonder if there is a way to save on taxes as a result of all of this spending. When you give to charitable organizations, a tax deduction might be available. Full story