If you want to pay your entire tax bill at once but don’t have the money, what do you do? This article explains some of your options!
Wondering who still offers early tax refund anticipation loans? Find out the most popular providers and whether or not they’re worth it.
There are a lot of tax changes in 2018, so find out how the Trump Tax Reform will impact your return – will you get a refund or owe more?
Are you having problems with the IRS? You may want to consider contacting a taxpayer advocate. They can speak to the IRS for you and help resolve tax problems.
Confused about the difference between a W2 and W4? This article will explain all the important contrasts.
Tax filing season may be the single best argument for living a life of simplicity. The Federal Tax code is arcane, but state tax codes put it to shame. Answering a question as simple as, “Where do I file my state income tax returns?” becomes a confusing labyrinth that leaves the average filer casting about […]
Over the last few years, I’ve really given a lot of thought to what it takes to get rich and grow wealth. I’ve spoken with countless millionaires, I’ve coached clients through my programs, I’ve helped people on my forums, and I’ve responded to over 5,000 reader comments on this site. In each instance, there are […]
Today is tax day. If you have finished your taxes yet, you should be a little worried. But you don’t have to panic yet – you technically have all day to get your taxes in. In fact, if you’re old fashioned, you can mail your taxes all the way up until midnight at some post […]
Can you believe that there are only two months left in 2014? Where did the year go… It seems like just yesterday we were talking about taxes (oh, because we were talking about taxes – early filers…). Anyway, now is the time to start making some end of the year plans, especially when it comes […]
Being a student typically means tight budgets and little time. But like we discussed last week, college students pay taxes too! And if you’re like the college entrepreneurs we profiled, you could actually be paying a lot of taxes. College students also have other things to think about when it comes to taxes: financial aid […]
One of the best ways to accumulate wealth is through investing. Is it any wonder that the richest Americans tend to be heavily invested in real estate and stocks? Since the Bush era tax cuts keep getting extended, investing in stocks has remained subsidized by the government. That’s one of the reasons why people like […]
Master Limited Partnerships are all the rage on Wall Street. Known for high yields, favorable taxation, and exposure to a very popular sector (oil and gas, primarily), MLPs are the new “designer drug” for enterprising investors. Let’s work through the basics of MLPs, their tax structure, and their suitability in your portfolio. So, what is […]
Given that election season is in full swing, I’ve been having a lot of conversations with friends and family about the candidates and their policies. For most, the biggest issue in the election revolves around taxes and the economy. Personally, I think this is where the candidates have the biggest difference in policies as well. […]
You’re familiar with Spring cleaning, right? Where you open your windows for the first time and realize how dusty everything got while you were hibernating in the winter? I think it’s time to start a fall cleaning schedule. One in which you prepare your home for the coming winter. Here are the things I’m doing […]
Hopefully you’re about wrapped up with your taxes (they are due in less than 1 month), but you may be worried about paying your tax bill. Owing money to the government can be scary, but here are some suggestions about what you can do if you can’t pay your taxes. On a side note, I’m […]
Tax season is an identity thief’s prime time. The reason? So many people are pulling out their financial documents to fill out their taxes. However, since so much information is being put out there, it is essential that individuals take care to ensure that their identities don’t get stolen. Safety When Filing Online If you’re going to […]
As with most Americans, I have been extremely disappointed with the political leadership in the country for some time. The sad part is, while each side blames each other, they are both equally to blame. Since this is a finance blog, I’m not going to cover every issue, but as the title says, how can […]
I have been hearing and reading a lot of stories lately of people buying and collecting “stuff”, such as coins, art, baseball cards, etc., and considering that an investment. This always seems to happen when the stock market and economy are in turmoil. People seem to gravitate towards “hard assets” like gold, silver, and collectibles. […]
Among the many incentives the government has offered as of late (Cash for Clunkers, New Home Buyer Credit, Energy Tax Credit), most have been focused around the consumer (you!) buying stuff. While this can be a good way to stimulate the economy, it can have a negative effect on your pocketbook. However, the government does […]
Millions of people love Amazon.com for many reasons – tons of products, free shipping, and in most cases, no sales tax. If you buy from an Amazon Marketplace seller, there is usually never any tax charged. Amazon Marketplace sellers are the products that you see “New and Used From…”. The Laws of California Sales and […]