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tradeMONSTER Review

tradeMONSTER Review – Low Commissions With Professional Quality Tools

tradeMONSTER is a real time investment trading platform that features some of the lowest trading fees in the industry. Though it has only been around a few years, it has grown steadily in to one of the most popular trading platforms for active, self-directed investors.  If this describes you then read on see if tradeMONSTER is for you! Who Is tradeMONSTER? tradeMONSTER was co-founded by Jon … [Read More...]

Personal Finance

Can you hide your money from the IRS?

Don’t Let Them Get Your Money! Where to Hide Money from Lawsuits, Creditors, and the IRS

Are you worried that someone might be coming for your money? Whether it’s a potential lawsuit, or even if it’s the IRS or a creditor, you probably want to protect your assets. If you want to protect your assets, you need to know where to hide your money, and know how to properly structure certain […]

Shoeboxed Review

Shoeboxed Review – Organize Your Receipts for Tax Time and More

Whether you’re looking to do some cleaning, looking to go green or paperless, or just want to get a little more organized, Shoeboxed.com can help you. Imagine this… You’re getting ready to finally do your taxes. Besides all the tax forms you need you also have to put together your receipts. But where are they? […]

saving-up-change

How to Put Away Savings (Just Like the Government Does With Your Money)

This post is part of the TaxACT How I Save blog tour which teaches you ways to keep more money in your pocket. Last year, TaxACT saved America over $240 million on tax preparation. How much can you save? To learn more about tips and strategies on saving, click here. I save my money just like the government does. You can too! Want to know […]

Setting SMART goals for your finances.

Your Guide to Setting SMART Goals For Your Finances and More

It’s that time of the year where people start fresh and make new goals, many of those are financial. But did you know that according to a 2007 survey by British psychologist Richard Wiseman, 88% of resolutions end in failure? We tend to try to do too much with little willpower to achieve our resolutions.  We need […]

All About Taxes

Should you pay your taxes with a credit card?

Paying Taxes with a Credit Card: Pros and Cons

Are you thinking of paying taxes with a credit card? The thought of clearing a debt with the IRS in one fell swoop is certainly appealing, and if your credit rating is not in good standing in order to obtain a bank loan, that credit card can sure look good. But is using a credit […]

What is a refund anticipation loan?

What is a Refund Anticipation Loan (RAL) and is it Worth It?

It’s tax season again, and if you’re expecting a tax refund you’ll probably want to get your hands on it as soon as possible. In the past, taxpayers had to wait weeks upon weeks to receive a paper refund check from the IRS, but people sought a faster alternative. The answer for millions has been […]

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What is the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)?

What is the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) and How Does It Impact Your Taxes?

There are few things in the world of taxes more terrifying than the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT). After taking all of that time with your W-2s, donations, and various deductions the AMT steps in and tells you that none of that matters; you suddenly owe thousands more in tax. That’s scary enough for me.  Here’s […]

25 things to do with your income tax refund.

How to Spend Your Income Tax Refund – 25 Ideas

Are you getting a big IRS income tax refund? It’s always nice to get a nice chunk of change coming back to you, isn’t it? But what will you be doing with your income tax refund? I’m not always fond of looking forward to a large refund but they do happen and I know some […]

What's more valuable? A tax deduction or a tax credit?

Which is More Valuable: Tax Deduction or Tax Credit?

As Tax Day draws closer, many are looking for documentation and trying to figure out whether they are taking a deduction or credit for each item that they hope will bring a tax advantage. Understanding the difference between a tax deduction and a tax credit is important — especially when you stop to consider that […]

Blogger tax deductions you can't afford to miss!

Blogger Tax Deductions You Can’t Afford to Miss!

At first glance, it may not seem that you are spending a great deal on your blogging endeavors. However, the fact is that blogging does cost money.  And, if you are making income from your blogging, you might want to offset some of that with the help of tax breaks for your costs. Before you […]

TurboTax Online Tax Prep Review

TurboTax Online Review – What’s New for 2014 Return?

The nation’s most popular tax-preparation software continues to evolve and improve, providing even more reasons for the do-it-yourself tax preparer to select this product. TurboTax has made several changes in its program, both to improve its service, and also to adjust to changes in the tax code. Read on for our review of TurboTax and […]