Last Minute Ways to Cut Your Taxes

If you’d like to lower your tax burden for 2017, there is still time to pull this off, but you have to hurry. Here is a list of six actions that you can take before January 1, 2018.

How Your Assets Impact Financial Aid

Parents often worry about how the money they have saved for college, retirement or other financial goals will hurt their student’s chances for financial aid.

In many cases, the money you have saved will have little or no impact on whether your child will qualify for financial aid.

Don’t Overlook the Fees

Sticker prices aren’t always what they seem. Too often consumers end up paying more than the face value of items due to hidden costs.

Here are some pesky fees that deserve extra scrutiny: 

20 Ways to Cut Your Tax Bill

Have you completed your tax returns yet?

If not, there is still time to make sure that you claim every deduction for which you qualify.

Here are 20 common deductions:

The Hidden Financial Cost of Child Care

Sixty-five percent of couples raising children under the age of five are in the workforce. This creates a huge expense for many parents who often must grapple with child care bills.

An Important Factor in Cutting College Costs

Graduation studentsWhen parents save for college, they assume that they will need to cover four years

Starting the Year With a Crazy Financial Resolution

It’s a brand new year to create new habits.

Financial Resolutions for 2016

7 Ways to Cut Back-to-School Costs

It’s back-to-school season, which means parents are digging into their wallets to get their children outfitted for the new school year.

All About 401(k)

In a lawsuit that took eight years to wind its way to the Supreme Court, 401(k) sponsors were essentially told that they need to be more diligent about the fees that mutual funds are charging their employees' 401(k) accounts. This is a promising development for employees because too many workplace retirement savings plans are stuffed with expensive investment choices.