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  1. Do Tax Cuts Stimulate The Economy?

    Do Tax Cuts Stimulate The Economy?

    Learn the logic behind the belief that reducing government income benefits everyone.
  2. The Workaholic's Retirement Plan

    The Workaholic's Retirement Plan

    If you're still punching the clock after 30 years, what kind of retirement plan should you have?
  3. Using Life Insurance To Make Charitable Donations

    Using Life Insurance To Make Charitable Donations

    Your life insurance policy can be a great tool for charitable giving. Find out how.
  4. Water Cooler Finance: Billion-Dollar Summits And Barack Vs. BP

    Water Cooler Finance: Billion-Dollar Summits And Barack Vs. BP

    Keep up to date with this week's financial and economic headlines.
  5. Your Property Tax Assessment: What Does It Mean?

    Your Property Tax Assessment: What Does It Mean?

    Understanding your property taxes can protect you from financial shocks.
  6. Top Tax Refunds For Recent Grads

    Top Tax Refunds For Recent Grads

    Don't miss out on these tax credits if you have recently graduated.
  7. Establishing A Revocable Living Trust

    Establishing A Revocable Living Trust

    This arrangement allows you to have more control over your estate - both before and after your death.
  8. 4 Frivolous Tax Arguments That Won't Work

    4 Frivolous Tax Arguments That Won't Work

    Many Americans still try to get out of paying taxes, but the most common excuses just don't hold water.
  9. 6 Surprising Facts About The Early Days Of Income Tax

    6 Surprising Facts About The Early Days Of Income Tax

    Income tax is about to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2013. Here are some interesting facts you may not know about it. ...
  10. 7 Smart Steps Every New Homeowner Should Take

    7 Smart Steps Every New Homeowner Should Take

    Just moved into a new home? Check out these 7 tips that every new homeowner should know
  11. 6 Hidden Government Revenue Streams

    6 Hidden Government Revenue Streams

    You may be well aware of the tax dollars the government withholds from your paycheck, but this isn't the only way your income ...
  12. 6 Ways To Leave Less For Uncle Sam

    6 Ways To Leave Less For Uncle Sam

    Both the fabulously wealthy and the millionaire next door need to plan for the estate tax boomerang.
  13. How Much Is The Government Making Off You?

    How Much Is The Government Making Off You?

    More than 65% of income-tax-paying Americans got a tax refund in 2009. It may have been good for taxpayers, but it was even ...
  14. How People Lose Money Trying To Save On Taxes

    How People Lose Money Trying To Save On Taxes

    IRS avoidance should not drive investing choices.
  15. Shhhh! New Whisper Taxes Creeping In

    Shhhh! New Whisper Taxes Creeping In

    From tanning beds to pizza parlors you might be surprised about where the latest taxes might appear.
  16. Top Ways To Invest Your Tax Refund

    Top Ways To Invest Your Tax Refund

    Investing your tax refund will give you the best possible return.
  17. 5 Tax(ing) Retirement Mistakes

    5 Tax(ing) Retirement Mistakes

    Avoiding these five common tax mistakes can really pay off on your way to retirement
  18. A Tax For Your Behavior

    A Tax For Your Behavior

    To what extent are taxes and restrictions being used to modify your behavior?
  19. Don't Let Inaccurate Tax Forms Get You Audited!

    Don't Let Inaccurate Tax Forms Get You Audited!

    Copying in numbers directly from your tax forms can end up with you paying more (or less) taxes than you owe.
  20. Refund Anticipation Loans Generally A Ripoff

    Refund Anticipation Loans Generally A Ripoff

    These short-term loans can provide much-needed cash, but the instant payout comes at a cost.
  21. Timely Help For Tax Procrastinators

    Timely Help For Tax Procrastinators

    Last-minute advice, including what to do if you find you can't finish your 1040 or pay on time.
  22. Understanding The U.S. Tax Withholding System

    Understanding The U.S. Tax Withholding System

    Understanding the origins of our tax withholding system is crucial to getting the most out of it.
  23. The Obama Tax Hikes - What To Do

    The Obama Tax Hikes - What To Do

    Buy munis, book losses, avoid marriage, consider a Roth conversion now and get your Lasik eye surgery next year.
  24. 5 Strategies For Lowering Next Year's Taxes

    5 Strategies For Lowering Next Year's Taxes

    If your tax bill is bigger than you'd hoped, there are few ways you can reduce it next year.
  25. How U.S. Policy Affects Other Countries' Tax Rates

    How U.S. Policy Affects Other Countries' Tax Rates

    U.S. tax policies don't just affect our own economy - many times, the entire world is influenced.
  26. 5 Top Tax Season Questions

    5 Top Tax Season Questions

    A tax pro answers questions she hears most often and quashes some myths.
  27. 6 Avoidable Tax-Time Irritants

    6 Avoidable Tax-Time Irritants

    Find out how to keep the IRS from getting under your skin and avoid other frustrating tax scenarios.
  28. Student Tax Breaks

    Student Tax Breaks

    Education bills may not be as stressful as you think - these student tax breaks can help!
  29. A Concise History Of Changes In U.S. Tax Law

    A Concise History Of Changes In U.S. Tax Law

    We look at how U.S. taxes have changed since their inception.
  30. Why You Should Itemize Your Tax Deductions

    Why You Should Itemize Your Tax Deductions

    This strategy of moving your tax deductable payments and donations to the following year could mean hundreds more on your ...
  31. Politicians Who Skipped Out On Taxes

    Politicians Who Skipped Out On Taxes

    Their salaries depend on people paying taxes, but these politicians avoided paying taxes themselves.
  32. The Biggest Real Estate Mistakes To Avoid This Year

    The Biggest Real Estate Mistakes To Avoid This Year

    The real estate market has changed dramatically in the last few years - don't get caught in the cold.
  33. 3 Great Real Estate Deals That Won't Last

    3 Great Real Estate Deals That Won't Last

    Federal subsidies, low interest rates, falling home prices - many are about to come to an end. Find out how to get on board ...
  34. Choosing A Tax Preparer

    Choosing A Tax Preparer

    There are many people and companies that can file your taxes. Find out what each has to offer, and which is right for you. ...
  35. Tap Retirement Funds To Buy A Home?

    Tap Retirement Funds To Buy A Home?

    It's not ideal, but there are times when it can make sense to use your IRA or 401(k) for a down payment.
  36. Top 9 Solutions To An Unexpected Tax Bill

    Top 9 Solutions To An Unexpected Tax Bill

    Finding out you owe when you expected a refund is a nasty shock. Find out how to cope.
  37. Claim The Homebuyer Tax Credit Before It Expires

    Claim The Homebuyer Tax Credit Before It Expires

    This credit expires April 30, but you can still cash in, and buying a house isn't the only way to do it.
  38. Want A Bigger Tax Refund? Don't Itemize

    Want A Bigger Tax Refund? Don't Itemize

    Six reasons why many taxpayers can save money and time by claiming the standard deduction.
  39. Tax Deductions For Rental Property Owners

    Tax Deductions For Rental Property Owners

    Besides creating ongoing income and capital appreciation, real estate provides deductions that can reduce the income tax ...
  40. 5 Spring Clean-Up Tips For Your Finances

    5 Spring Clean-Up Tips For Your Finances

    When you're done cleaning out the garage, consider putting some shine on your financial affairs.
  41. 10 Tax Tips For Stock Options

    10 Tax Tips For Stock Options

    Options and restricted stock are a great perk--if you don't get caught in a tax trap. Here's what you need to know.
  42. U.S. Sales Tax Rates Hit Record High

    U.S. Sales Tax Rates Hit Record High

    Shopping blues: Top tax 12%. Chicago's 10.25% highest big-city rate. More Internet tax fights loom.
  43. Getting Started On Your Estate Plan

    Getting Started On Your Estate Plan

    With some preparation, you can save your heirs from paying a hefty estate tax. Here are some tips.
  44. Tax Technology That Works

    Tax Technology That Works

    These software programs and applications can help you prepare and get through tax season. Find out what they have to offer. ...
  45. The History Of Taxes In The U.S.

    The History Of Taxes In The U.S.

    The number of taxes that we now consider a given did not always exist. Find out how they arose.
  46. Should You File Taxes For Free?

    Should You File Taxes For Free?

    If you qualify, you can file your taxes for free online. Find out how to do it, and whether it's worth the effort.
  47. Taxpayer Alert: 1099 Traps Multiply This Year

    Taxpayer Alert: 1099 Traps Multiply This Year

    Bank consolidations, stock options, and 1099-R changes could create problems. Here's how to stay out of the IRS' crosshairs. ...
  48. Cut Your Tax Bill With Permanent Life Insurance

    Cut Your Tax Bill With Permanent Life Insurance

    Learn how to lower your income tax and avoid estate tax - all while building wealth.
  49. Can I refuse a gift by providing a

    Can I refuse a gift by providing a "Qualified Disclaimer," and what does this entail?

    While refusing a gift may seem a little absurd to many, there are several good reasons that an individual might want to do ...
  50. Marriage Vs. Common Law: What It Means Financially

    Marriage Vs. Common Law: What It Means Financially

    The number of unmarried couples is on the rise, but your relationship may or may not be given the same benefits as married ...
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