Taxes for freelancers and the self-employed are more complicated. You can take deductions, but make sure you can prove them to the IRS. Here are seven tips to save money (and not get audited).
Individual retirement arrangements, or IRAs, provide tax incentives for saving for retirement. If you can afford it, I strongly encourage everybody to contribute at least a little bit to a Roth IRA every year, even if you have a 401(k) or other retirement plan at work. And among the many benefits of IRAs is the […]
I don’t write about politics until those rare days Washington actually does something that affects our daily lives. And after months of grandstanding and stonewalling over the “fiscal cliff”, today is one of those days. Here’s what the recent fiscal cliff “compromise” means for your taxes: Payroll tax If you are a working American, your […]
When finances are tight, it can be hard to designate some cash to give away. But even the Grinch-iest and Scrooge-iest among us can be moved to donate during the holiday season. In fact, the Tuesday after Black Friday was recently called “Giving Tuesday” to get everyone in the spirit. Whether you plan to toss […]