| Jan 24, 2009
Here's a tax break for all taxpayers: File your federal tax return for free with the IRS.
The tax agency this year expanded its electronic filing program in ways that make it free for anyone who wants to use it.
First, the income limit to qualify for...
| Apr 13, 2009
| 11:14 AM
McDonald's: Buy one Quarter Pounder with Cheese or Big Mac and get a second sandwich for just one penny.
PLEASE NOTE: The McDonald's April 15 meal deal is not available in all regions please check your local restaurants for details.
| Mar 14, 2010
The fastest-growing segment of the population these days: centenarians.
That might be a testament to medical advances, but it doesn't bode well for a nation of notoriously poor savers.
This has many financial experts and policymakers worried about how...
| Feb 9, 2010
| 8:06 AM
I think it's safe to say most high school seniors and their parents would rather sandblast the oil stains from the garage floor or rearrange the attic than fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
However, here's some news that should...
| Feb 11, 2010
| 11:22 AM
There has been little normalcy in financial matters the last couple of years, which extends to tax strategies.
Several factors are affecting traditional year-end decisions taxpayers make to reduce their burden -- whether they are affluent or jobless....
| Feb 12, 2010
| 4:30 PM
You might be able to reel in some extra cash by filing the right tax forms — but be aware of at least one change that could cost you.
An array of tax cuts and refunds took effect in 2009 to spur the economy, so most Americans qualify for...
| Feb 8, 2010
| 2:28 PM
Perhaps your 12-year-old granddaughter earns money babysitting for the neighbor's children. You can help her open a Roth IRA. She can put her earnings into the Roth -- or she can keep the cash and you can make contributions for her. Thanks to the power of...
| Mar 22, 2010
| 10:27 AM
It's tax time, and if there is anything that could make it more painful, it's getting caught in a tax scam.
The Internal Revenue Service has a scam hotline at (800) 366-4484 to call if you have specific questions about e-mails or other solicitations...
| May 6, 2010
| 9:14 AM
There's no time like the present to prepare for next April 15. Here are some tips to help:
Get organized: A lot of people recommend shoving everything you're going to need at tax time — property tax bills, mortgage interest statements, charitable...
| Aug 13, 2010
| 12:10 PM
The annual report of the Social Security Trustees is the sort of rich compendium of facts and analysis that has something for everybody, like the Bible.
In recent years, during which conservatives have intensified their efforts to destroy one of the...
| Apr 23, 2009
| 7:06 AM
You may think that having a credit score of at least 700 and a down payment of almost 5 percent will help you buy a home in this home buying environment. But lenders have tightened credit requirements for obtaining a mortgage when you're buying a home....