tax planning

3 Great Reasons to Try After-Tax 401(k) Contributions
401(k)s

3 Great Reasons to Try After-Tax 401(k) Contributions

They won’t save you money on your taxes this year, like the more well-known (and popular) pretax 401(k) contributions do, but three types of people co…
August 9, 2021
7 Ways to Prepare for Higher Taxes
tax planning

7 Ways to Prepare for Higher Taxes

The tax climate is changing, and your retirement planning strategies could use some tweaks to stay on top of the situation.
August 2, 2021
10 States with the Highest Gas Taxes
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10 States with the Highest Gas Taxes

COVID-19 has made us appreciate driving our cars more, but filling up the tank will cost you more in these states.
July 28, 2021
10 States With the Lowest Gas Taxes
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10 States With the Lowest Gas Taxes

Saving money is a marathon not a sprint. And even low gas taxes can help keep money in your pocket.
July 28, 2021
The Financial Effects of Losing a Spouse
Financial Planning

The Financial Effects of Losing a Spouse

Even amid grief, it's important to reassess your finances. With the loss of your spouse's income, you may find yourself in a lower tax bracket or that…
July 16, 2021
Most-Overlooked Tax Breaks for the Newly Divorced
Divorce

Most-Overlooked Tax Breaks for the Newly Divorced

Filing taxes after a divorce can add yet another problem to an already long list of challenges. But here are some tips to make your return to single l…
July 14, 2021
How Is Cryptocurrency Taxed? Here's What You Need to Know
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How Is Cryptocurrency Taxed? Here's What You Need to Know

If you think the lack of government oversight means that cryptocurrency is not taxed, you're in for a big surprise.
July 14, 2021
Myth: Life Insurance is NOT Taxable
insurance

Myth: Life Insurance is NOT Taxable

The reality is that life insurance is treated as an asset in your estate. And if the payout pushes your estate past federal or state estate tax exclus…
July 12, 2021
9 Things You Must Know About Retiring to Arizona
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9 Things You Must Know About Retiring to Arizona

The Grand Canyon State offers so much more than that gorgeous hole in the ground. Check out whether you'd like to spend your golden years in this sout…
July 2, 2021
Proactive Moves for the Wealthy to Consider Ahead of Possible Tax Law Changes
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Proactive Moves for the Wealthy to Consider Ahead of Possible Tax Law Changes

The tax landscape could be changing considerably in the near future, and these changes could affect high-net-worth families and their heirs. But there…
July 2, 2021
10 Things You Must Know About Retiring to Florida
Making Your Money Last

10 Things You Must Know About Retiring to Florida

Heading South has always been a key to your retirement plan. If Florida is part of the plan, we offer up a few tips to help you find your way.
June 29, 2021
How You Might Save on Taxes Just by Shifting Your Investments Around
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How You Might Save on Taxes Just by Shifting Your Investments Around

A quick look at your tax return can reveal some easy ways to reduce your taxes this year. One is to reallocate your investment income to make it more …
June 27, 2021
8 Tax Tips for Gambling Winnings and Losses
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8 Tax Tips for Gambling Winnings and Losses

If you pick the right horse at the track or win some money at a casino, don't forget that the IRS wants a cut of your winnings.
June 25, 2021
How to Invest for a Higher-Tax Future
Tax Breaks

How to Invest for a Higher-Tax Future

Use these strategies to boost your after-tax returns.
June 24, 2021
8 Ways You Might Be Cheating on Your Taxes
taxes

8 Ways You Might Be Cheating on Your Taxes

Don't cross the line when it comes to your taxes. Avoid these common traps that can get you in hot water with the IRS.
June 24, 2021
Why You Need a Roth IRA
Roth IRAs

Why You Need a Roth IRA

With this indispensable savings tool, your money grows tax-free, you can invest in almost anything and you get several cool perks.
June 14, 2021
Child Care Credit Expanded for 2021 (Up to $8,000 Available!)
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Child Care Credit Expanded for 2021 (Up to $8,000 Available!)

For this year only (so far), families with young children can get a bigger tax credit for childcare expenses. And more families will qualify for the c…
June 12, 2021
Is Deferring Taxes the Best Thing for Your Retirement Savings?
Roth IRA Conversions

Is Deferring Taxes the Best Thing for Your Retirement Savings?

The tax bill that you’re putting off on your traditional IRA or 401(k) may be higher than you think, especially since it’s looking likely that tax rat…
June 3, 2021
Marriage and Taxes: What You Need to Know
Getting Married

Marriage and Taxes: What You Need to Know

Most couples will owe less in federal taxes by filing jointly, but sometimes it pays to go it alone.
May 27, 2021
8 Money-Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund
Tax Breaks

8 Money-Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

Since this year's tax deadline was pushed back to May 17, many people just recently filed their tax return. That means there are a lot of tax refunds …
May 21, 2021
9 Ways to Cut Crypto Taxes Down to the Bone
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9 Ways to Cut Crypto Taxes Down to the Bone

Once you know how cryptocurrency is taxed, you can focus on strategies to minimize how much crypto tax you’ll have to pay the IRS.
May 20, 2021
Monthly Payments of the 2021 Child Tax Credit Will Begin July 15
Tax Breaks

Monthly Payments of the 2021 Child Tax Credit Will Begin July 15

The IRS says it's on schedule to start sending monthly child tax credit payments this summer.
May 17, 2021
Tax Tips for Last-Minute Filing
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Tax Tips for Last-Minute Filing

As you scramble to beat today's tax return filing deadline, here are some pointers to bring your stress level down.
May 17, 2021
Families with Dependent Care FSAs Get Good News from the IRS
Tax Breaks

Families with Dependent Care FSAs Get Good News from the IRS

You'll still get a tax break if you carried over unused amounts from your dependent care flexible spending account from 2020 to 2021.
May 10, 2021
Taxes, Taxes and More Taxes
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Taxes, Taxes and More Taxes

In light of the recent proposals by President Biden and Sens. Bernie Sanders and Chris Van Hollen, here’s what could be coming and some ideas on how t…
May 4, 2021
Why Today’s Retirees Need to Pursue Tax-Minimization Strategies
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Why Today’s Retirees Need to Pursue Tax-Minimization Strategies

IRAs are the name of the game for today’s retirees. While they come with helpful tax breaks for savers, pulling money out in retirement comes with maj…
May 4, 2021