2019 Tax Season: Best Tax Software Reviewed

It’s everyone’s least favorite time of year: tax season. Between frantically searching for your tax forms, organizing your receipts and trying to figure out how much it’s going to cost you to file, tax season...

How to Improve Your Credit Score

There are a few important numbers you’ll need to know for most of your adult life, including your age, your Social Security number and your credit score. Of these, your credit score is the...

How to Save Money on Taxes in 2019

They say it because it’s true: The only certain things in life are death and taxes. While we’re still working on the whole immortality thing, we have found some ways to reduce that pesky bill...

Organize Your Personal Budget This Year: 9 Easy Tips

I want to like spring cleaning. I go nuts for the New Year and Lent, because I’m all about self-improvement. Similarly, spring cleaning is a time to reorganize and start over in many areas. But...

Is This the Right Tax Software for You?

When it comes to tax software, TurboTax is the most ubiquitous name out there. Almost everyone I know who files their own taxes is using this software in 2019. Does TurboTax really live up...

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A wise man once said, “Change is the only constant,” but he clearly forgot about filing taxes. Paying your taxes is an annual chore that can cause the sanest of individuals to rip out...

H&R Block Tax Software Review 2019

Paying taxes is one of the most dreaded annual activities for most Americans, right up there with dentist appointments and visiting your great-aunt Ruth. But it has to be done. Thankfully, online tax preparation...

How New Credit Impacts Your Credit Score

Your credit score determines your eligibility for loans, credit cards and even renting a house. Credit reports are determined by a company called FICO, which assigns a three-digit score showing lenders whether giving you...

Start Here if You’re a First-Timer

A house is likely to be the biggest purchase you ever make, which can make home buying equally terrifying and thrilling. If you’re preparing to buy your first home, take a deep breath, pour yourself...

What is a 401k and How Does it Work?

Even if you’re young, it’s never too early to think about retirement. If you have a full-time job that offers a 401(k) savings plan, you might already be saving for your future. But if...

Best Online Banks for Checking and Savings Accounts

When is the last time you checked to see how much your checking or savings account was earning you, just for having money in it? If you bank with a traditional brick-and-mortar bank, it...

8 Open Class-Action Settlements You May Be Eligible For

Even if you don’t have the luck of the Irish with you, you could be eligible for some...

What is a Credit Score? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Like it or not, your credit score is an important number. It often dictates what you can and...

Invest Your Way: Our Self-Directed 401k Guide

Retirement accounts are a scary subject. Why? Because the unknown is terrifying. A lot of us don’t know much...

How Much Do You Need to Save for Retirement?

Whether your plans include basking on a quiet beach or sipping champagne in your first-class seat to some...

Investing for Beginners (Seriously, if You Know Nothing, Start Here)

If you’ve spent so much as 10 minutes reading a personal finance blog — and clearly you have — chances are, you’ve heard that investing is one of the best ways to put your...

Dial, Ross and Charmin Among These Class-Action Settlements

Even though it may take years before a settlement is reached in a class-action lawsuit, the time frame...

How to Choose a Bank or Credit Union

Over the last several decades, technological advances have revolutionized the way we bank., There are more options for...

Here’s What it Costs Us

My partner Nick has been living with celiac disease for over a decade. At its core, the serious...

These Alternatives to Pads and Tampons Save Money and Cut Waste

Although more than half the world’s population has to deal with them on a monthly basis, menstrual periods...

Baby Checklist for Second-Time Parents

While becoming a parent is one of the best things that ever happened to me, it was something...

Filing Taxes Online? Here’s What You Need to Know First

Unless filing taxes is your profession, you’re probably like me and don’t exactly get excited when tax time...

6 Free Apps to Help You Plan Your Wedding

I spent way more money on my wedding than I had intended. It’s hard not to! Putting on a full-fledged wedding involves much more than choosing a venue and ordering a cake. There are seemingly...

Are Pricy Cloth Diapers Worth the Extra Money?

Babies might be small and cute, but they can also be expensive. One of the easiest ways to...

No Yard? No Problem: You Can Still Compost at Home

Composting is a natural practice that dates all the way back to biblical times. It’s a contained form of decay that provides a nutrient-rich fertilizer — meaning one less expense for your garden. It’s...

Renters Rejoice: Here’s 8 Ways to Reduce Your Heating Bill

Before buying a house last winter, I had rented several apartments in southwestern Ohio, which gets so cold in the winter (and fall and sometimes spring) that I may as well have lived in...

Heating Bill Too High? Here’s How to Lower It

Before buying a house last winter, I had rented several apartments in southwestern Ohio, which gets so cold...

With an Art Degree, You Can Find a Fun, Creative Job

The image of a struggling artist is one we’re all familiar with — and while it can be...

7 Companies that Could Owe You in Class-Action Settlements

The holidays may have made everything merry and bright, but some businesses will be fighting to keep the...

Where These Psychology Majors Ended Up

Psychology is a popular field of study for undergraduates. In fact, nearly 120,000 graduates from the 2015-16 school...

Start an Accounting Firm With This Owner’s Advice

In 2014, I graduated from college and spent 15 months traveling the world. I’d often stop traveling for...

8 Jobs You Can Get with a Music or Theater Degree

If you pursue a career in music or acting, you can either expect to make millions or live...

Here’s What to Look For

Furnishing your new home can be fun and creative… but it can also cost a pretty penny. And...

How to Take a Puerto Rico Vacation on a Budget

When you’re wandering around Old San Juan, you’ll feel worlds away from the United States. Quaint cobblestone streets. Murmurs...

Want to Go Trekking To Mount Everest? This Company Can Help

Ever since reading Jon Krakauer’s “Into Thin Air” about a 1996 Mount Everest disaster, Mark Johnson and his...

Should You Invest in Winter Tires?

Like it or not, winter is coming. And it will keep coming year after year. If you’re a...

Are Underwear Subscription Services a Good Deal?

Pizza. First dates. Taxi rides. Mattresses. It seems there’s no end to the list of things we once...

How a Staycation Cut our Travel Spending by $1,500

My partner Nick and I love to travel, so we prioritize vacations in our budget. But when we felt like we needed an unplanned vacation earlier this year and saw that we were just...

Are You Credit Invisible? Here’s What to Do About It

Are you one of the 45 million consumers in the United States whose credit is “invisible” or unscoreable,...

The 8 Best Subscription Boxes for Saving Money on Necessities

I have a drugstore problem. Send me in to make a quick toothpaste run and I’ll come out...

How to Get Back Your Entire Security Deposit

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