10 days and counting until 2012 tax filings are due, and millions of Americans will owe the IRS taxes as well. If you're one of them, you may be tempted to pay your tax bill with a credit card. Hey -- reward points or airline miles would be nice, right? Well, just be careful as you might end up paying more than you think.
Paying for college is an enormous financial challenge. And because it often comes before retirement, many families are using, or plan to use, retirement funds to meet the challenge. Here are some reasons why that may not be a good idea.
Are you saving enough for retirement? According to a global study by HSBC, over half of the world's working population answered 'No' when asked this question. 15,000 survey respondents expect retirement to last an average of 18 years, while their nest-eggs are expected to last only 10 years.
Credit reports have become increasingly important during the current economic and financial crunches we find ourselelves in. The housing slump itself has brought about record numbers of foreclosures, short sales, strategic defaults and loan modifications. Yet the credit reporting industry has not been able to sufficiently keep up with these trends. Take a look at how you can ensure your credit report is accurate.
Are you saving for your children's college costs? If so, good for you! If not, that's okay too. It's never too late to start saving. And 529 plans make it easy to save for your children's education. But before you jump in (or if you are already in), educate yourself about these plans. Understanding these six 529 plan myths is a good place to start.
A new white paper suggests that wellness programs can lower health care and benefits costs if a strong communication strategy is in place.
The IRS is cracking down on employers that don’t properly report their employees’ wages. Many employers and employees may think that certain fringe benefits don’t have to be included in wages – and therefore subject to federal income tax withholding and employment taxes – but this can be a costly error to make.
The cost of raising a child has skyrocketed nearly 40% in the last 10 years. Parents can now expect to shell out about $227,000 on each child between birth and the age of 18. Find out ways to save when raising your child.
As kids graduate from high school and prepare to move on to the next phase of their lives, many parents face a similar conundrum: How in the world are we going to pay for college? For many, financial aid is the best choice.
Two trends are making this a good time to look at claiming strategies for Social Security. Here is what to do and how much money is involved.
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