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You probably realize there are tax breaks related to your home, your charitable giving and your work—but you may be eligible for more than you know.
Eschewing the Sun Belt, retirees are finding ways to cope with the high prices and high taxes that come with enjoying a big-city lifestyle.
Although it's known as the "nanny tax," it's not just for nannies, and Uncle Sam won't take kindly to you if you don't pay it. Despite what's often seen as something that only the rich should be concerned with, it's something all of us better be aware of.
A contribution rate close to three percent, the lowest in the advanced world, is just one reason why American workers lag behind other developed countries in retirement savings.
The average man has 30 percent more in taxable investments than the average woman and 72 percent more in his IRA, according to a new study.
Tightening government budgets mean states are spending less on students while the feds are cutting back on grants.
April 15 is looming, but if you look carefully there are a variety of possible ways to lower your 2012 tax bill.
As if audits aren't painful enough -- there's a lot the IRS won't tell you. Check out these tips from a former IRS agent.
This tax season is practically in the books. Here are few steps you can take to make next year's tax season easier.
Auto insurance rates vary according to how many drivers are on the road, how safe they are, even who decides lawsuits.
Parents still invest most of the money in college savings funds, but grandparents' contributions now make up about 9.5 percent of the total, new numbers say.
Women make less but live longer, which makes saving for retirement more difficult. Personal finance sites are seizing the opportunity.
Identity-thieving tax schemers are proliferating like never before, so it's important to know how to avoid them.
If a creditor agreed to reduce a credit card balance or other debt, you may not think of it as income. The IRS does.
For many Americans, the health reform law will forevermore tie their health to their taxes.
Replacing lost income with assets that produce greater total return may be the best way those behind in retirement savings to finance their needs.
Finding the right home for retirement, whether it means moving to a new location or renovating a current home so you can age in place, involves being realistic about your long-term physical needs, your financial resources, and what kinds of facilities are nearby to support you, financial and aging experts say.
Three federal agencies, including the IRS, will scrutinize applications for the health-insurance exchanges, which run 15 pages for a three-person family.
The federal government offers a variety of tax breaks to lessen your burden, but you may need a high-priced education just to figure out how to write it off.
For all the talk you hear from Capitol Hill about running government more like a business, Congress has a retirement plan that would make any Fortune 500 executive blush.
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