Not Another Review of Turbo Tax 2014

This review of Turbo Tax is going to be a little different from all the others out there.  I’m not going to bore you to death listing every possible Turbo Tax feature when everyone else is already doing that. If that’s what you want you can see all of that right on the Turbo Tax site […]

7 Smart Things To Do With Your Tax Refund

what to do with your tax refund

According to IRS statistics the average American family receives an annual tax return of around $3,000.  While that’s not exactly a life-changing sum, it is enough to shore up your financial situation quite a bit if you use the money wisely. While many people treat their tax return as found money and quickly blow it all […]

Tax Day Freebies and Discounts

If you’re owed a refund, nothing beats filing your taxes and waiting for that refund.  During the 10 days you’re waiting for your deposit, you’ll likely think of several things you can do with the extra money.  What a nice problem to have, especially if you have a few thousand dollars coming back to you. […]

Smart Things to Do With Your Tax Refund


Each year, the average American family receives a tax refund of about $3,000.  Remember that’s just an average.  Some people will receive more than that and others less. No matter how you look at, if you do receive the average tax refund of $3,000 you have an opportunity to improve your finances.   You can start […]

2013 Federal Income Tax Brackets

When Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, which prevented the country from going over the fiscal cliff, there were some minor changes made to the 2013 federal income tax brackets. Related:  What the Fiscal Cliff Tax Changes Mean to You In a nutshell, if your income is under $400,000 per year then […]

What the Fiscal Cliff Tax Changes Mean to You

Will your taxes go up or down in 2013? So our dysfunctional government managed to somehow come together and pass the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, which will prevent us from sailing over the fiscal cliff like Thelma and Louise.  At least for now. There are still plenty of budget issues to address as […]

When You Should Adjust Your W-4 Tax Withholding

When you start a new job, you are usually handed a giant stack of forms to fill out.  Buried somewhere in that massive pile of paper is the IRS W-4 form.  Your tax withholding is based on how many allowances you claim on the W-4, as well as whether or not you choose to have […]

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