The State of Tax Extensions

The State of Tax Extensions

For most, the deadline for filing a tax extension has passed. But what made people file an extension this year? And what’s next? Not only will this help you decide if an extension is best for you next time; it will also remind you that it’s never too early to start preparing for next year’s filing season. Full story

Budget Vacation Ideas for Your Tax Refund

Budget Vacation Ideas for Your Tax Refund

Chances are, your tax refund is on the way. It may even be a sizable amount because the IRS reports that the average federal tax refund is in the neighborhood of average tax refund is nearly $3,000. That money can obviously put to use in a number of places, but there are some bad ways to spend a tax refund. Usually if you’re spending the refund on big-ticket items like electronics or a lavish vacation when you have more pressing financial issues is a bad idea, but if you aren’t dealing with credit card debt and have your financial house in order you can very well treat yourself to a little rest and relaxation on a budget. Full story