2017 Feb

IRS has begun accepting tax returns: 6 things early filers need to know

2017-02-13T13:53:38+00:00

IRS has begun accepting tax returns: 6 things early filers need to know That's when the Internal Revenue Service will start accepting electronically filed tax returns. We have until April 18 to file returns but many file earlier in the season, if they're expecting large refunds. The tax filing deadline this year is Tuesday, April 18, instead [...]

IRS has begun accepting tax returns: 6 things early filers need to know 2017-02-13T13:53:38+00:00
2017 Feb

Revealed: The average American’s taxable income, and why it could fall in 2017

2017-02-13T13:42:53+00:00

Revealed: The average American's taxable income, and why it could fall in 2017 Are you living up to the average American's standard of living? Already, millions of Americans are starting to file their tax returns, hoping to get refunds back from the IRS as early as possible. One of the last steps in your tax [...]

Revealed: The average American’s taxable income, and why it could fall in 2017 2017-02-13T13:42:53+00:00
2017 Feb

Five ways crooks try to rip us off in tax season

2017-02-13T13:34:03+00:00

Five ways crooks try to rip us off in tax season Oh, for the days when tax tips were as simple as double-check your math and sign your return. Now, we must keep an eye out for tax-related scams, too .Fraudsters aren't just hitting us with robocalls claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service. They're [...]

Five ways crooks try to rip us off in tax season 2017-02-13T13:34:03+00:00
2017 Feb

3 smart things to do with your 2017 tax refund

2017-02-07T21:47:56+00:00

3 smart things to do with your 2017 tax refund If you're expecting a tax refund this year, consider using it to improve your financial health. While it's too early to know what the average tax refund will be in 2017, if the trends of the past few years continue, Americans will be getting back [...]

3 smart things to do with your 2017 tax refund 2017-02-07T21:47:56+00:00
2017 Feb

10 tax forms you need to know before you file

2017-02-07T21:38:58+00:00

10 tax forms you need to know before you file Ask the IRS’s website for a list of all federal tax forms and you’ll get over 900 results. That’s a ton of forms. Happily, you probably don’t need to care about most of them. But here are 10 major IRS tax forms you should know about before [...]

10 tax forms you need to know before you file 2017-02-07T21:38:58+00:00
2017 Feb

How to decipher those strange codes on your paycheck

2017-02-07T21:32:43+00:00

How to decipher those strange codes on your paycheck Are you getting less money in your paycheck than you should? Most workers opt for receiving their cash via direct deposit these days from their employers because it's convenient and secure. But taking your pay this way could mean you're not getting the right amount. "Every year [...]

How to decipher those strange codes on your paycheck 2017-02-07T21:32:43+00:00
2017 Feb

Why paying household help under the table is a really bad idea

2017-02-07T21:25:13+00:00

Why paying household help under the table is a really bad idea Don't even think about making that hush-hush cash payment to your child's nanny. On average, families in the U.S. pay child care workers $556 each week — nearly $29,000 a year, according to Care.com. More than half of families report spending at least 10 [...]

Why paying household help under the table is a really bad idea 2017-02-07T21:25:13+00:00
2017 Jan

Cyber-Attacks Put 60% of Small Companies Out of Business — Don’t Be Next

2017-01-26T19:02:11+00:00

Cyber-Attacks Put 60% of Small Companies Out of Business — Don’t Be Next Websites hacked. Corporate data leaked, Identities Stolen. The threats are real and growing. Seventy-five percent of all organizations have experienced a data/cyber security breach in the past 12 months. Take a small online retailer in the Midwest. It seemed like just another [...]

Cyber-Attacks Put 60% of Small Companies Out of Business — Don’t Be Next 2017-01-26T19:02:11+00:00
2017 Jan

ONLINE SECURITY 101: TIPS FOR PROTECTING YOUR PRIVACY FROM HACKERS AND SPIES

2017-01-26T18:38:02+00:00

This simple advice will help to protect you against hackers and government surveillance. Got nothing to hide? Think again. Privacy is what sets us apart from the animals. It's also what sets many countries and citizens apart from dictatorships and despots. People often don't think about their rights until they need them -- whether it's [...]

ONLINE SECURITY 101: TIPS FOR PROTECTING YOUR PRIVACY FROM HACKERS AND SPIES 2017-01-26T18:38:02+00:00