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  1. Stop Procrastinating! Enroll In A College Savings Plan

    Stop Procrastinating! Enroll In A College Savings Plan

    The cost of sending your kids to college could be a serious financial burden - unless you get prepared. Now.
  2. 6 Tax Myths Everyone Should Know

    6 Tax Myths Everyone Should Know

    There are many tax myths that have grown out of general tax confusion. Learning about them can help you avoid costly mistakes. ...
  3. Top 6 Ways To Increase Your Tax Refund Now

    Top 6 Ways To Increase Your Tax Refund Now

    Planning ahead can generate a larger tax refund down the road - these tips will get you on the right path.
  4. Proposed Tax Changes: Will You Pay More Or Less?

    Proposed Tax Changes: Will You Pay More Or Less?

    Expiring tax credits, changing income brackets - it's hard to keep up with proposed tax changes.
  5. 8 Tax Cuts Set To Expire In 2011

    8 Tax Cuts Set To Expire In 2011

    Find out what the expiration of the Bush tax cuts in 2011 would mean for you.
  6. Wall Street History: Japan Inc, Bailout Beginnings And Tax Reform

    Wall Street History: Japan Inc, Bailout Beginnings And Tax Reform

    The curse of September continues this week in history.
  7. Maximize Your Tuition Tax Benefits This Year

    Maximize Your Tuition Tax Benefits This Year

    To help college students pay their tuition bills and give America that extra push to get an education, the government has ...
  8. How To Avoid Taxation On Life Insurance Proceeds

    How To Avoid Taxation On Life Insurance Proceeds

    Decrease the value of your taxable estate and prevent the tax man from getting you one last time.
  9. 4 Solar Power Rebates You May Not Know About

    4 Solar Power Rebates You May Not Know About

    Credits and rebates can make solar power a practical investment if you plan to remain in your home.
  10. Keep Working Or Stay At Home With The Kids?

    Keep Working Or Stay At Home With The Kids?

    Choosing to stay at home with the kids is a choice that has both positive and negative financial consequences.
  11. Top 5 Ways To Budget For A Baby

    Top 5 Ways To Budget For A Baby

    Follow these simple tips to keep your wallet as fat and healthy as your new baby.
  12. Is Free Education Really Free?

    Is Free Education Really Free?

    As the cost of college in the U.S. continues to climb, it's hard to believe that in some countries you can still be educated ...
  13. States That Pay The Most Taxes

    States That Pay The Most Taxes

    These five states may pay through the nose in taxes - but the benefits may just be worth it.
  14. How Will The Expiring Bush Tax Cuts Affect You?

    How Will The Expiring Bush Tax Cuts Affect You?

    Find out which expiring tax cuts might cost you money if Congress doesn't extend them.
  15. Should You Invest In Build America Bonds?

    Should You Invest In Build America Bonds?

    Here are some pros and cons of the debt securities created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
  16. 5 Reasons To Buy A New Car

    5 Reasons To Buy A New Car

    Even the most frugal drivers have a tipping point. Is it time for a new car?
  17. Do Tax Cuts Stimulate The Economy?

    Do Tax Cuts Stimulate The Economy?

    Learn the logic behind the belief that reducing government income benefits everyone.
  18. 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?
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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. ...
  25. 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
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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.
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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
  32. 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.
  33. A Tax For Your Behavior

    A Tax For Your Behavior

    To what extent are taxes and restrictions being used to modify your behavior?
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 5 Top Tax Season Questions

    5 Top Tax Season Questions

    A tax pro answers questions she hears most often and quashes some myths.
  41. Student Tax Breaks

    Student Tax Breaks

    Education bills may not be as stressful as you think - these student tax breaks can help!
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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. ...
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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