Your Social Security Number may be your most important piece of identification – yet it's likely that you never carry your Social Security card with you
It's unlikely that any other charges will be brought against Equifax because the breach was due to Equifax's incompetence which is not a criminal offense
How many times in life do you have to worry about removing too little money from a financial account?
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act promised an income tax cut for most Americans. Is that promise less likely to be fulfilled if you live in certain states?
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. That's sound advice for almost all aspects of life, including the search for mortgage relief services.
What's in your savings account? If you're a millennial, there's a decent chance that there's nothing in your account but IOUs and promises
The Dirty Dozen — a 1967 war movie starring Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson, and Jim Brown, or a list of the top twelve tax scams as identified by the Internal Revenue Service? How about both?
Caring for an elderly relative can be rewarding, but incredibly difficult – as well as expensive. However, it may be possible to recoup some of the costs through income tax savings.
Here are three of the top mistakes that retirees tend to make, so that you can plan now to avoid them
You may know about the Bill of Rights, but were you aware that the IRS also has a Bill of Rights for your benefit?
When you use your car for both personal and business reasons and you are not fully reimbursed through your employer for the business expenses, you can deduct those costs from your taxes
If you are a lending institution that loses money on the loans that you make, it's an understatement to say that changes are required
The recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) gave most Americans a break on their upcoming taxes – but you don't need legislation to cut your taxes even further
If you are paying college expenses for yourself or for one of your dependents, you may be able to deduct the tuition and fees on your federal tax return
If you are looking at obtaining life insurance, and you want to know what your rate class might be with a number of carriers, here is one way to make that happen
A new test program in Montana addresses an underserved area of the housing market affordable rental homes by making loans to help people move in
Claiming dependents on your taxes is usually a fairly straightforward procedure, but in some cases, more than one person (or couple filing jointly) will claim someone as a dependent, muddying the process
If you lend your credit card to a friend in financial need, trying to be helpful, there's a decent chance that you'll end up with increased debt – and possibly an ex-friend.
It's debatable whether taxes are simpler, but there's no doubt that some deductions will be lost after 2017
Did you know that the type of investments you hold could hand you a surprise tax bill and potentially ruin your IRA status?
With tax-filing season now upon us, there's another kind of identity theft you should be watching out for
If you are one of the many Americans struggling to understand how to fill out your tax forms, the IRS — yes, that IRS — may be able to offer you free help
With a defined benefit plan, like a pension, retirees collect a fixed amount in every year of retirement. However, more and more Americans are retiring with defined contribution plans, in which they build assets up...
For eight years in my 20's, I was working 80-90 hours a week, fixated on chasing the all-powerful dollar. I barely saw my wife and first-born child, and I was miserable. I made a lot of money, but had no...
The point of this war isn't land or power. The purpose of this battle is to affix blame for the mess that we call the nation's finances
You can give the government less of your money by taking advantage of all the legal tax savings for which you qualify
Married couples have the choice of filing their taxes jointly or separately. What is the best option for you and your spouse?
For three years in a row, Americans are going to get a little extra time to file their taxes, thanks to a holiday that may be completely unknown to you
If cryptocurrency history is written by the winners, then this is the year for Monero (XMR), the anonymous crypto coin, to add its name to the ledger
For Valentine's Day, we hope you bought a thoughtful gift for your significant other. It's the thought that counts, of course, but let us give you a tip or two
These days, you probably want to file your taxes as early as possible to prevent identity thieves from filing a false return in your name — but that requires you to have the necessary forms in hand, including W-2 forms.
The W-2 is the base document that defines your tax obligations, so it is important that you review and understand yours.
Early Birds Should Be Careful Have you been waiting patiently to file your taxes? If so, you're in luck.
Ever hear of Dogecoin? What about Litecoin or SmartCash? Perhaps not, but they have been worth at least $1 billion, along with all the other cryptocurrencies in this article
What better way to start 2018 than with 18 great money-saving tax deductions? Use them to save money on your 2017 taxes while you still can
If you are over age 65 or are retired due to a disability, you may be eligible for a separate tax credit designed to help the nation's seniors and disabled
Do the words "tax return" send shivers down your spine because you always end up with a gigantic headache and little or no tax refund at the end? Maybe the problem is in preparation and planning – or lack of it.
I find when meeting with individuals for the first time that they typically have no idea how much they will need to be able to retire.
Thanks to large-scale hacks such as the Equifax and Yahoo breaches, identity thieves have no shortage of information to use in their criminal pursuits. Is your information among them?
Your home is your castle, and it is also a source of tax deductions. Yet, every year, Americans let these potential tax deductions pass by, not realizing how to take advantage of them.
What sort of structure makes the most sense for your small business - a corporate structure or a sole proprietorship? If neither structure fits you well, perhaps the best choice for you is a Limited Liability Company
Is it tax time already? You may not want to admit it, but tax time starts well before the filing deadline.
With the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Ac, it makes it even more important for you to prepare for your allotted tax preparation time
If you don't fully understand risk, you may be looking at the wrong criteria to make the best financial decisions
Are you preparing to enter the housing market in 2018? Whether you're a buyer or a seller, 2018 is likely to be a year of both challenges and opportunities
What can you do with a gift card that you will never use? We have a few suggestions for your consideration.
Have you ever heard of the Pre-Mover Housing Index? Read more to discover what is and how it calculates where people are buying homes.
For the unprepared, the mortgage process can be a whirlwind of unfamiliar terms and procedures followed by stacks of confusing paperwork.