With over 75 percent of all tax filers getting a tax refund and the average federal tax refund at about $3,000, what should you know to get your refund as fast and safely as possible? Here are some steps you can take.
Now is a good time to get ready to do your taxes. YES -- work on your taxes during this quality down time. Following are a few things to consider as you stay warm during this cold snap or the next or just to get started.
The IRS announced this week that they will start processing tax returns on Friday, January 31, 2014. So what can you do in these final few days of the year to help lower your taxes for 2013?
Since I'm a tax guy, I'm certainly thankful that I work in a field that keeps me engaged and always learning. And also, since I'm a tax guy, this Thanksgiving, let's look at some things to be thankful for from a tax perspective.
Over the last decades, social scientists have cataloged the many different factors that lead to shopper irrationality, and Black Friday touches on nearly that entire list.
Nobody is perfect, and always remember the interests at stake are yours. Keep your eyes open. Ask tough questions. Explore your options. Make changes when you have to. The responsibility for covering your ass-ets ultimately lies with you.
That was a very important lesson my father taught me at a very young age -- how important it was to have a vision, have a dream, work hard and build something for your family and community.
About 6,000 people still live on the archipelago of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, just 12 miles off the coast of Newfoundland. Even though they're far from the motherland, these French citizens still sing "La Marseillaise," vote in French national elections, and do business in Euros.
Some travel surprises are good: discovering a hidden gem of a trattoria in Florence where you are greeted with hugs and an open bottle of Chianti. Here are seven fees you should factor into the budget -- including a few you can avoid altogether if you're smart.
These freshly-hired graduates, with dollar signs in their eyes and visions of grand lifestyles in their heads, are subject to ridiculous working hours and conditions, because the employers know the thought process and know they will do whatever it takes.
How often do you hear this: "If I leave the workforce, I'll be giving up $x in salary, which barely covers the babysitter's cost"? Rather than analyzing this based on a static point-in-time, it is more accurately thought of as a net present value calculation.
While this seems daunting, I will share an easy and painless way that I saved $2000 for Chloe in less than one year. You may expect me tell you to cut out your Starbucks, fine dining and travel, but I will actually tell you to do the opposite.
The holidays are steeped in tradition, and Black Friday is yet another that has earned its place on the calendar. Just ask its shopping participants!
On one of the issues that polls highest with American women -- pay equity -- we sink even lower, to 67th, right below Yemen. We did beat out Saudi Arabia at 111th, no doubt because women in the U.S. are allowed to drive to work.
During a charmed 30-year run (a building record) in Apartment #23, I'd achieved the near impossible -- a New York friendship with my landlord. He was a comrade, so we had built-in camaraderie, right? Think again.
If you think that lack of access to dental care is just a problem for the poor in this country, think again. More and more middle-income Americans, even those with dental insurance, are finding that going to the dentist for even routine care is not a possibility because of the cost.