Financial planning

How to File Your Taxes: DIY or Professional

Tax time is here again. Will you owe money to the IRS, or will they owe you a refund? With the U.S. tax code spanning 74,000 pages and new changes made every year, it can be difficult to find the answer, not to mention file your return on time....

7 Money Habits to Start Now

Have you ever noticed how many people are in the gym on January 2? But a few weeks later, it’s business as usual again. Why? Because forming good habits takes time and a real commitment. You can’t just wish your way to doing it — you actually...

Time for a Debt Detox

Forget your weight-loss resolution. Trade your juice cleanse for a debt detox. Those financial burdens don’t just weigh us down mentally — they also put future goals (like owning a home and enjoying a swanky retirement) at risk. We asked...

The ONE Piece of Money Advice You Need

We asked powerful women across a diverse range of industries — from the president of a nonprofit to the CEO of a fashion company — just one question: What's one piece of financial advice you'd give women for 2015? Here’s what they said.

10 Money Resolutions You Should Make This Year

It’s that time of year. Yes, the week when millions of Americans make their oaths to the fitness gods. Being physically fit is certainly a worthy (if elusive) goal. but many of us have finances that — let’s face it — are a little out of shape...

What to Do Before 2014 Ends: A Financial Cheat Sheet

The holidays are a busy time of year — and expensive too. That's why it makes sense to take a break from the hubbub and look for some last-minute ways you can save money on your taxes. Here are the top moves to make: 1. Stuff money into...

How to Spend a Million Dollars

I read once that the typical windfall is spent within 18 months. No matter how big the inheritance, bonus, tax refund, lottery win, or lawsuit settlement, people think they're richer than they really are and the money is soon gone. I thought I...

What Do Millionaires Know That We Don’t?

Millionaires aren't exactly rare. One in 12 US households now has a net worth of $1 million or more not counting the value of their primary residence, according to the latest Spectrem Group survey. Yet myths about millionaires still abound:...

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