5 Tax Breaks for First Time Homebuyers

Ready to jump into homeownership? Is owning a home a financial milestone that you have been dreaming about your entire life? Many people dream of becoming homeowners. They dream their entire lives of getting the keys to their first home. But it can be overwhelming trying to figure out how to handle all the costs […]

Does Your Teen Have to Pay Taxes?

Do you remember your first job? Do you remember the thrill of finally earning your own income? I do. I was 15 and received my lifeguard certification. I thought that I was one of the coolest kids around. Not only was I earning a little extra cash but I was spending my days bathing in […]

H&R Block Tax Software 2017 Review

H&R Block is one of the biggest names in tax preparation, responsible for preparing a whopping 1 out of every 7 tax returns that are filed in the United States. Their huge command of the market is due to the fact that they have both 10,000 physical branches all around the U.S., as well as […]

TurboTax 2017 Review | Popular Online Tax Software

TurboTax is one of the most popular tax preparation software programs out there and for very good reason. It offers a step-by-step process for preparing your taxes so you can rest assured that every I is dotted, every T is crossed, and every eligible deduction is taken. They take care of yearly tax updates, making […]

Wondering Where to Get Your Taxes Done? [3 Best Places & Prices]

Are you wondering where to get your taxes done? This is an important question to ask. You want to be sure you’re spending your money wisely and getting the best help possible for your situation. Here’s a question a reader just chimed in with: How do you recommend people get their taxes “done”? Should we […]

7 Ways Millennials Can Avoid Mistakes Filing Taxes

This post is brought to you by TurboTax. While this post was sponsored by TurboTax, all content and opinions expressed here are my own. Tax season is upon us, which can be a stressful time of year for anyone. Millennials in particular tend to dread filing their taxes—according to a 2016 survey by NerdWallet, 80% […]

The Last Day to File Taxes in 2017 (Don’t Forget!)

No big surprises this year. The last day to file taxes in 2017, for the 2016 tax year, is April 18, 2017. This is a few days later than the normal mid-April date since April 15, 2017, falls on a Saturday, and Monday, April 17, is the date of observance for a Washington, D.C., holiday […]

These 7 Strategies Save Us Thousands Each Year in Taxes

It’s time once again to start giving some thought to paying taxes. Who’s excited? Okay, even though it may feel like a chore it’s wise to do a little analysis at the end of the year to see if there are any year end tax planning moves you need to make. Remember, corporate returns are […]

The Official PT Money Tax Preparation Checklist

Time to file your taxes if you haven’t already! We’ve still got plenty of time before the last day to file taxes, so you’ve got time to get ready. But even if you want to purposefully wait till the last minute, it doesn’t hurt to start pulling together your information. I still try to follow […]

What If You Can’t Pay Your Taxes This Year?

Does your heart sink when you receive a piece of mail from the IRS? That’s reason enough to dread tax season, but growing up, my family always filed extensions on their taxes. This added to the stress of tax season. After April, 15th no one in my family would go to the mailbox. I decided at age […]

10 Commonly Overlooked Tax Deductions

Are you doing your own taxes this year?  Do you review your tax return even if you have it prepared by a CPA, friend, TaxACT or H&R Block? Probably not a bad idea to give it a once over. If you do, consider some of these tax deductions (as noted by Kiplinger.com) and make sure you […]

3 Easy Ways to File Your Taxes for Free

It’s tax time! You should have received your W2s by now so you should be ready to file your taxes. April, the last month to file taxes this year, will be here before you know it. So get going. Luckily, if you meet certain criteria, you may just be able to file your federal taxes […]