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The best electric bikes

A capable electric bike is perfect for a daily commute or trek along the trailhead, with some models offering pedal assistance and a long-range battery. With that said, here are the best electric bikes on the market. More>>

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The best 4-season tents

No matter the time of year, it doesn't hurt to have a reliable 4-season tent in your arsenal of backpacking gear. From keeping you protected from the elements to staying warm and cozy when the temperature drops, we've... More>>

The best gaming laptops

Gaming desktops are powerful, but they tie you down to your desk. For those of us who prefer a more mobile experience, here are the best gaming laptops on the market, ranging from budget machines to maxed-out,... More>>

The best unlocked phones you can buy

If you want the freedom to switch carriers at will or you prefer to get your phone directly from the company that makes it, you'll want to buy an unlocked smartphone. These are the best unlocked phones you can buy in the U.S. More>>

The best electric skateboards

Thanks for Kickstarter and Indiegogo, electric skateboards are carving a bigger niche than you might think. Whether you're into speed, mileage, or something a bit more stylish, here are the best electric skateboards on the... More>>

Here’s how you can buy the new LG G7 ThinQ smartphone

After months of rumors and anticipation, LG announced its next flagship smartphone. The LG G7 ThinQ offers an impressive list of specs, a dual-camera array with wide-angle lens, and even a boombox mode. Here's how to buy... More>>

How to buy the OnePlus 6: Options include online, pop-up events

OnePlus has finally unveiled the new OnePlus 6, whcih boasts flagship specs like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and up to 8GB of RAM, as well as a new design with a nice big display. Here's how to buy the new OnePlus 6 for... More>>

Wish you could fly? Here are the best drones on the market right now

To help you navigate the increasingly large and ever-changing landscape of consumer UAVs, here's a no-nonsense rundown of the best drones you can buy right now More>>

OnePlus 6 vs. Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus: Which big phone is better?

We love big phones, and they don't get much bigger than the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus and the new OnePlus 6. But which one is worth your money? We took a closer look to find out which of these two stunning smartphones you... More>>

The best laptop bags

Choosing the right laptop bag is no easy feat -- after all, no one likes to second-guess themselves. Here are some of the best laptop bags on the market, from backpacks to sleeves, so you can get it right the first time... More>>

Laptop buying guide

In this laptop buying guide we'll explain exactly what all of the current offerings are all about and why you need them (or don't). Broken down by cost, operating system and features, this guide will help you get what you... More>>

The best hiking boots

Hiking boots come in all shapes and sizes, allowing for a wide variety of activities and weather. To help sort through the abundance of available options, we've rounded up the best hiking boots to appease both the... More>>

The best tablets for kids, no matter their age or your budget

Looking to keep those tiny fingers and brains busy? Tablets aren’t just for grown-ups, and many are kid-friendly! Here's our list of the best tablets for kids, with parental controls and plenty of tempting features to... More>>

The best laptops

The best laptop should be one that checks all the boxes: Great battery life, beautiful design, and top-notch performance. The laptops we've chosen for our best laptops you can buy do all that — and throw in some extra... More>>

REI Anniversary Sale: Up to 30% off Garmin, Patagonia, The North Face, and more

Summer is fast approaching, and with it, beautiful weather. There's just one question you need to ask yourself -- do you have all of the gear you need? REI is having its biggest sale of the year just in time for camping... More>>

The best down jackets

Spring and summer may bring warmer temperatures but it never hurts to have a reliable down jacket handy for those chilly nights in the backcountry or crisp morning hikes. To help sort through the sea of available options,... More>>

Best travel trailers

Whether you're looking to sell your house and pursue full-time off-the-grid living or you're a weekend adventurer in search of a luxury travel companion on wheels, a proper travel trailer can transform anyone into a... More>>

The best Chromebooks

We've compiled a list of the best Chromebooks -- laptops that combine great battery life, comfortable keyboards, and the performance it takes to run Google's lightweight Chrome OS. From Samsung to Acer, these are the... More>>

Save up to $700 with the best smartphone deals for May 2018

This is the perfect time to score a new smartphone and save some cash. We've rounded up the best smartphone deals available right now -- carrier devices as well as unlocked phones -- that can save you as much as $700. More>>

The best OnePlus 6 cases to protect that all-glass body

If you’ve bought the bargain OnePlus 6, then you need to protect that stunning edge-to-edge display and all-glass body from falls and collisions. We’ve rounded up the best OnePlus 6 cases for inspection, so take your pick. More>>

OnePlus 6 vs. OnePlus 5T vs. OnePlus 5: Is it worth it to upgrade?

This year's flagship phones should be scared -- the flagship killer is back. But it needs to prove its worth against its kin first. Is the OnePlus 6 better than the OnePlus 5T and OnePlus 5? We took a look to find out. More>>

6 tips to improve your home purchase offer

Are you looking to buy a home in the current seller's market? We'd wish you good luck, but making a standout offer on a home requires more preparation than luck.


Keep cool and save cash with this deal on a beefy Frigidaire air conditioner

Spring is well underway and summer is right around the corner, so if you need to keep cool, a good window-mounted AC unit is a great way to keep cool without central air. This beefy Frigidaire air conditioner is now on sale. More>>

Keep your shiny bezel-less phone safe with the best LG G6 cases and covers

The LG G6 sports a big, beautiful display, but thanks to its fragile frame, a fall could spell disaster. We've rounded up the best LG G6 cases that will add style and protection to your new device. More>>

Only 37% of millennials have a retirement account

Who's thinking about retirement when they're young? Retirement accounts are typically not a priority for young workers – but they should be.


The best home security cameras

When it comes to the best home security cameras, the choice often comes down to the one that simply knows how to stay out of your way. More>>

The 100 best Android apps of 2018 (May)

Choosing which apps to download is tricky, especially given how enormous and cluttered the Google Play Store has become. We've rounded up 100 of the best Android apps and divided them neatly, each suited for a different... More>>

The best smart backpacks

Whether you want a backpack for commuting to work, to take on weekend trips, or for a trek through nature, many these days do more than just hold your lunch. Built with smart technology, there are packs that charge your... More>>

Card balances drop while consumer credit growth slows

A new government report provides both good news and bad news about America's massive consumer debt load


Need a new tablet? Check out the best iPad deals for May 2018

In the wide world of tablets, Apple is still the king. If you're on team Apple and just can't live without iOS, we've curated an up-to-date list of all of the best iPad deals currently available for May 2018. More>>

Check out our list of the best iPhone deals for May 2018

Apple devices can get expensive, but if you just can't live without iOS, don't despair: We've curated an up-to-date list of all of the best iPhone deals available for April 2018. More>>

Best smartwatches for fitness

The line between smartwatch and fitness tracker continues to blur with companies like Apple or Fitbit releasing wearables that so deftly accomplish being the former and the latter. To help narrow the field of the best... More>>

The top 10 budget-friendly GoPro alternatives that won’t leave you broke

Warm weather is here to stay, and a good action cam is the perfect way to record all of your outdoor adventures. Check out these GoPro alternatives, including some 4K-capable cameras, that won’t leave you broke More>>

Here are the best same-day flower delivery sites for Mother’s Day

Need some flowers in a hurry? No matter the occasion, when you need flowers, you need them quickly and want them looking crisp. These online florists have you covered with same-day flower delivery so your bouquets arrive... More>>

Seniors racking up debt

You've saved for retirement and built up a sizable nest egg. However, you forgot to consider one factor – excessive debt as you approach retirement. Too many seniors are facing that grim scenario.


Supplemental transition accounts for retirement – STARTs 101

Let's face it: Americans are woefully unprepared for retirement


The best Moto G6 Play cases to keep your budget phone protected

The Moto G6 Play is a great choice for anyone who wants a lot of phone without spending a lot of money -- but it still needs protection. Here are the best Moto G6 Play cases to keep your new phone safe from harm and... More>>

The best Moto E5 Plus cases to keep your budget phone beautiful

The Moto E5 Plus looks like the budget phone of choice for many people, but what are the best options you have to keep your phone safe? Here are the best Moto E5 Plus cases to keep your phone unscathed and beautiful. More>>

The best virtual machines

Buying a new computer just because you want to utilize another operating system isn't needed. Just use the best virtual machine applications to emulate one OS inside another no matter what your platform or budget is. More>>

The best iPhone apps available right now (May 2018)

The iPhone is the most popular smartphone in the world, and we want to bring out the best in yours. Behold our comprehensive list of the best iPhone apps, from time-saving productivity tools to fun apps you won’t be able... More>>

Everything die-hard sports fans need to know about FuboTV

If you’re looking for a live TV streaming service, but sports are the main draw for you, FuboTV could be exactly what you’re looking for, and we’ve got everything you need to know about it right here. More>>

How to choose a smartphone

Need a new phone but don't know which one is right for you? We'll help you pick a wireless carrier, operating system, and service plan, and give you some tips on what features you'll want in your next smartphone. More>>

These 30 Amazon Coupons can help you save on the things you need

Did you know there are thousands of Amazon Coupons and promo codes that you can take advantage of? We found coupons for everything from tech to everyday products. Find out what savings you've been missing out on. More>>

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs. Galaxy S8 Plus: Which galactic star should you pick?

With the release of the Galaxy S9, the S8 and S8 Plus have seen some serious price drops. But which former flagship do you buy? We took a look, pitting the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus in a head-to-head contest in... More>>

Student loan delinquencies increase

How bad is America's student loan situation? Worse than you might think...


Save hundreds with the best MacBook deals for May 2018

If you’re in the market for a new Apple laptop, let us make your work a little easier: We hunted down the best up-to-date MacBook deals available online right now from various retailers. More>>

25 million Americans left behind retirement savings when changing jobs

What happens to your employer-based 401(k) account when you leave a job? That's for you to decide – and if you make no decision, you may end up losing hard-earned benefits. 


Save $87 on the Nespresso Vertuo Espresso Machine bundle

Whether you love coffee or you're just looking for the perfect Mother's Day gift for mom, this Nespresso Vertuo bundle has everything you need -- including a milk frother. You can pick up this bundle for just $162 on Amazon. More>>

The best LG G7 ThinQ cases to keep your LG phone looking new

The LG G7 ThinQ is the jewel in LG Mobile's crown, with a powerful processor, versatile cameras, and amazing sound. But a powerful phone still needs protection and you might want to change the style. Here are the best LG... More>>

These are the best iPhone X cases to protect your new Apple investment

Looking for something special to safeguard your new Apple smartphone? We rounded up the best iPhone X cases and covers right here. You will find solid drop protection, svelte style, handy functionality, and a whole lot more. More>>

The best ultrawide monitors you can buy

Top of the line ultrawide monitors have the deepest curves, the sharpest colors, and the biggest screens on the market today. You’re going to want one, sooner or later. So why not sooner? These are the best ultrawide... More>>

Here’s our take on the best Galaxy S7 Edge screen protectors

If you're looking to keep your Galaxy S7 Edge's display protected, a tempered glass or film screen protector is a must. Here are some of the best Galaxy S7 Edge screen protectors to make sure your display stays safe and... More>>

These Raspberry Pi 3 bundles will cover everyone, from coders to gamers

The Raspberry Pi 3 is a low-budget computing platform capable of doing just about anything. We rounded up a handful of the best Raspberry Pi 3 bundles to get you started on a variety of DIY projects. More>>

The best rooftop tents

Enjoy camping but hate the idea of sleeping on the ground? Then sleep under the stars and on top of your vehicle in one of the best rooftop tents. Not only is it a fun way to camp but it offers an incredible vantage point... More>>

Synthetic-identity fraud

As defensive tactics against identity theft increase, criminals are shifting toward a new tactic synthetic-identity fraud


How single people afford homes

Home ownership is a fulfilling but difficult goal. The challenges of being single can make it even more difficult to find an affordable home to buy – especially for single women


These Wi-Fi router deals can boost your internet speeds, save you more than $100

A crappy router can bottleneck your speeds, create dead zones, and cost a lot of extra money in rental fees. If it’s time for an upgrade, we’ve picked out some hot router deals that can speed up your Wi-Fi and save you up... More>>

The best monitors for photo editing

Looking for the best monitor for photo editing? You'll need to factor in brightness, color accuracy, color gamut support and more. Fortunately, we've rounded up the best ones for you, to help you make an educated purchase. More>>

Release your inner Jedi — or Sith Lord — with the best Star Wars Lightsabers

Lightsabers are a great gift for any Star Wars fan, young or old, and they come in a surprising variety of shapes and sizes. Take a look at some of the best Star Wars lightsaber products available now. More>>

The best Star Wars toys for the tech-focused fan

In celebration of May 4, we rounded up our favorite tech-focused toys stemming from the Star Wars universe. Whether you're a fan of dogfights, lightsaber duels, or Chewbacca, we have you covered. More>>

Cryptocurrency and retirement

If your retirement plan is not meeting expectations, should you be wary of incorporating cryptocurrency into your account?


Subprime loans – should you take the risk?

Are you ready to take advantage of these offers and, even if you are, is a subprime loan the best choice for you?


Here’s how and where to buy the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Google unveiled the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL at its October 4 conference in San Francisco. The devices include a list of new features and start at $650. Here's where you can purchases the new devices for yourself. More>>

This lender repos 1 in 3 cars it finances

We frequently hear about America's crushing student loan debt – but auto loans are not far behind


Windows 10 vs. MacOS vs. Chrome OS

Windows, Apple Macs, and Chromebooks have a lot to differentiate them. If you're on the fence for a purchase, our breakdown of the pros and cons of each will help you make the right decision for your needs. More>>

The best Nokia 7 Plus cases to keep your noteworthy Nokia untarnished

So you got your hands on an awesome new Nokia 7 Plus. Congratulations. But before you take it out into the dangerous world, check out the best Nokia 7 Plus cases that are perfect for keeping it safe. More>>

The best camera bag under $70

A camera bag is an important tool for any photographer -- after all, you need a bag that can hold all of your gear comfortably and thwart potential pickpockets. Thankfully, the perfect does exist. More>>

How to amend a tax return

There is no need to panic simply amend your tax return in a timely matter using IRS Form 1040X


The best point-and-shoot cameras you can buy

If your smartphone camera just isn't giving you the results you're looking for, maybe it's time to step up your game. The latest and greatest point-and-shoot cameras offer large sensors, tough bodies, and long lenses -... More>>

Check out 30 of the best iPhone games you need to be playing

The iPhone has some of our favorite games available for any mobile platform. Here are the best iPhone games for every big-name genre, whether you're into puzzles, strategy, or something else entirely. More>>

Keep your Google Pixel 2 XL phone safe with these screen protectors

With a stunning 6-inch POLED screen, you’re going to want to shop for the best Google Pixel 2 XL screen protectors to avoid scratches and cracks. We've got a short list for you right here. More>>

The best portable chargers for quickly juicing your devices

Battery life still tops the polls when it comes to smartphone concerns. If it’s bugging you, then maybe it’s time to snag yourself a portable charger. Here are our picks of the best portable chargers. More>>

The best Google Pixel 2 XL cases and covers for protection and style

If you want to protect that 6-inch screen and aluminium body, it’s time to shop for the best Google Pixel 2 XL cases and covers. We've rounded up our top picks so far to style and protect your Google phone. More>>

Your ultimate guide to Motorola’s 2018 smartphone lineup

Struggling to figure out your E5 from your G6? No, it's not a weird chromatic scale -- it's just Motorola's 2018 roster. But how do you know which is right for you? With our full guide to Motorola's 2018 phone lineup. More>>

The 100 best iPad apps for your Apple tablet

The iPad is a terrific tablet ... if you have the right apps to go along with it. Here are 100 of the best iPad apps broken into different categories. Read up on the latest political happenings, travel abroad, gaze at the... More>>

Here’s how to buy the brand-new Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus are finally here, featuring an all-new processor and a totally revamped camera. Here's how to get your hands on the two new phones for yourself. More>>

Credit card delinquencies soar

America's economy is improving by most standards – but is it improving on the backs of excessive debt?


How long should tax returns be saved?

Is three years too much or not enough?


Houses selling for more than asking price

Did you sell your home last year? If so, there's a decent chance that you did well on the exchange


What's holding up your retirement savings? It's you

Are retirement savings a priority for you? If not, why aren't they?


How to get a new Social Security card

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


No punishment for Equifax after massive hack

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


1 out of 9 credit scores increased overnight

How would you like an overnight increase in your credit score, through no action of your own?


Seniors, don't fear a lawsuit for old debt

Being served legal papers can be a scary experience for a senior


Last-minute tax day filing

Waiting until the last minute to pay your taxes can cost you


Prevent identity theft from affecting your taxes

What do you do if you fall victim to tax-related identity theft?


How your fellow Americans cheat on taxes

Have you ever cheated on your taxes? If so, you are in the minority – but you aren't alone, either


Avoid required minimum distribution mistakes

How many times in life do you have to worry about removing too little money from a financial account?


9 boring habits that will make you rich

What's not to like about a world where your only money trouble is how to spend it?


Best and worst states for the new tax law

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?


Top 7 tax deductions and credits that people forget

Don't overlook these common tax deductions that could save you money.


Avoiding mortgage scams

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. 


Many millennials have no savings

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


Interactive tax assistant 101

Looking for tax help? Check out the IRS's interactive online assistant


IRS reveals the top tax scams of 2018

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?


Tax benefits of caring for an aging relative

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. 


3 top retiree tax-planning mistakes

Here are three of the top mistakes that retirees tend to make, so that you can plan now to avoid them


Your top 10 rights as a taxpayer

You may know about the Bill of Rights, but were you aware that the IRS also has a Bill of Rights for your benefit?


How to deduct your car

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


Student loan $36 billion shortfall

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


9 ways to reduce investment taxes

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


Education tax savings

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


Learn the price of your life insurance premium before you apply

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 approach to affordable housing

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


Top 9 audit red flags

Some of these cannot be avoided, but others are essentially errors in judgment


Are my Social Security benefits taxable?

Social Security is generally considered a tax-free benefit, but that is not always the case


What to do when divorced parents both want to claim the same dependents

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


Think before you lend your credit card to others

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. 


Disappearing tax breaks

It's debatable whether taxes are simpler, but there's no doubt that some deductions will be lost after 2017


Don't get a surprise tax bill from your IRA

Did you know that the type of investments you hold could hand you a surprise tax bill and potentially ruin your IRA status?


Tax identity theft

With tax-filing season now upon us, there's another kind of identity theft you should be watching out for


Free tax preparation

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


Energy tax incentives 101

Going green can actually save you some green too


Bad Social Security advice can cost you money

Beware of Social Security tips, the wrong one could cost you big time


The Importance Of Work/Life Balance

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 balance. At 30,...


5 Things you might not know about your credit

March is Credit Education Month: How much do you know?


Can minor debts land you in prison?

Could you end up behind bars?


6 tax filing myths debunked

Don't believe everything you hear about taxes


War is coming

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


Top 11 ways to cut your taxes this year

You can give the government less of your money by taking advantage of all the legal tax savings for which you qualify


Should couples file taxes jointly or separately?

Married couples have the choice of filing their taxes jointly or separately. What is the best option for you and your spouse?


Why the 2018 tax deadline was moved to April 17

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


The number one reason Monero is a cryptocurrency investment winner

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


9 crucial tax deductions

Like most Americans, you probably want to get through your taxes as quickly as possible.


Insuring jewelry 101

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


No W-2 tax form? What to do

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.


Tax breaks rise from the dead

If you haven't filed your taxes yet, consider the following changes courtesy of the budget bill


40% of student loans could default over 20 years

America's student loan debt may be approaching a critical point with respect to repayment


Is your W-2 tax form less than your salary?

The W-2 is the base document that defines your tax obligations, so it is important that you review and understand yours.


5 mistakes to avoid when filing taxes early

Early Birds Should Be Careful Have you been waiting patiently to file your taxes? If so, you're in luck. 


Cryptocurrencies beyond Bitcoin

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


18 top tax deductions for 2018

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


6 things the world’s best athletes can teach you about getting out of debt

Follow Olympic athletes’ examples to crunch your budget, achieve your goals


Credit for the elderly or disabled

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


9 ways to maximize your tax refund

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. 


Itemize or take the standard deduction on your federal income tax?

Should you itemize deductions or take the standard deduction for tax year 2017?


How much do you need to retire?

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.


15 easy steps to prevent identity theft

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?


Millennial retirement perceptions

How will millennials do in retirement? Very well...or so they think.


Top tax benefits of home ownership

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.


Is an LLC right for you?

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


IRS urges travelers requiring passports to pay their back taxes or enter into payment agreements; people owing $51,000 or more covered

This month, the IRS will begin implementation of new procedures affecting individuals with “seriously delinquent tax debts.”


Free tax software available now through free file; partnership launches its 16th year of free assistance to taxpayers

Taxpayers starting today can begin preparing and e-filing their taxes for free with IRS Free File software


Getting the jump on April 17

Is it tax time already? You may not want to admit it, but tax time starts well before the filing deadline.


Updated 2018 withholding tables now available; taxpayers could see paycheck changes by February

The new law makes a number of changes for 2018 that affect individual taxpayers


How new tax law affects homeowners

The changing landscape of deductions


Employers and coverage providers have more time to furnish health coverage forms to individuals

The IRS extended the 2018 due date for certain employers and health coverage providers to furnish 2017 health coverage information forms to individuals


Preparing for your annual tax meeting

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


Nine facts about the adoption credit

Adoptive parents around the country may qualify for a tax credit


Only 9% of investors understand risk

If you don't fully understand risk, you may be looking at the wrong criteria to make the best financial decisions


Security Summit partners warn tax pros of heightened fraud activity as filing season approaches

Cybercriminals already are at work as the nation’s tax season approaches


Here’s five reasons to use direct deposit for a tax refund

As taxpayers prepare for the January 29 start of filing season, they should consider a direct deposit of any refunds due


6 ways to eliminate painful holiday debt

Now is the time to kick a financial holiday hangover – and prepare for next year


Ten tips for choosing a tax preparer

Taxpayers should choose their tax return preparer wisely


2018 housing market predictions

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


Six questions preparers should ask themselves about office security

Tax professionals can protect taxpayer data by simply looking around their own offices


Instant approval credit cards

Instant approval credit cards bring another level of convenience to the credit application process


Top ten ways to use unwanted gift cards

What can you do with a gift card that you will never use? We have a few suggestions for your consideration.


Avoid the $300,000 retirement mistake

Calculate the best time to take Social Security


IRS extends due date for employers and providers to issue health coverage forms to individuals in 2018

The IRS announced that it has extended the 2018 due date for certain entities to provide 2017 health coverage information forms to individuals


IRS criminal investigation releases fiscal year 2017 annual report

he Internal Revenue Service  announced the release of the Criminal Investigation Division’s (CI) annual report, reflecting significant accomplishments and criminal enforcement actions taken in fiscal year 2017


Where are people buying homes?

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.


Tax professionals: visit for data protection resources

Tax professionals must take strong measures to protect themselves and their clients


Strong passwords help keep tax data safe

Seven things you should know when creating a password for your online tax information


Homebuyers lack mortgage knowledge

For the unprepared, the mortgage process can be a whirlwind of unfamiliar terms and procedures followed by stacks of confusing paperwork.


IRS provides safe harbors to help taxpayers suffering property losses, including losses from hurricanes

The Internal Revenue Service issued guidance providing safe harbor methods that individuals may use in determining the amount of their losses for their homes and personal belongings, including losses from recent hurricanes.


Taxpayers should protect data all year round

With the online holiday shopping season in full swing, it’s the perfect time for all taxpayers to take steps to protect their identities and personal data


Get to know the Taxpayer Bill of Rights – Part 2

Taxpayers interacting with the IRS should know their rights


Get to know the Taxpayer Bill of Rights – Part 1

When it comes to paying your taxes, it is important to understand your rights


Interest rates remain the same for the first quarter of 2018

The Internal Revenue Service announced that interest rates will remain the same for the calendar quarter beginning Jan. 1, 2018


Get ready for taxes: plan ahead to avoid refund delays

Taxpayers can take steps to ensure smooth processing of their 2017 tax return next year


7 year-end financial tasks to get in a better financial position

Honest evaluation, smart planning can help you get out, and stay out, of debt


Get ready for taxes: taxpayers with expiring ITINs should submit renewal applications by Dec. 31

The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers with expiring Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) to submit their renewal applications as soon as possible


National Tax Security Awareness Week: five steps data breach victims can take

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Only 4 in 10 singles are saving for retirement

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Taxpayers can use IRS Select Check tool before donating on Giving Tuesday

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