The nonprofit organization America Saves suggests a 30-40-30 plan for the past, present and future: Designate 30 percent of your refund to pay off debt and catch up on outstanding bills. Watch the video.
For the wise, a refund windfall is a chance to splurge a little and save a lot. Watch the video. Listen to the audio.
here are some old tips and new tips for the current tax season.
If you pay someone to do your taxes, be careful.
Store lighting plays a role in how long meat retains the bright red color that shoppers favor. After price, consumers consider color when buying meat.
The condition of a home has a direct connection with the health of its occupants.
These tips can help until the professionals arrive.
Sorting through the meaning of food date labels.
Bringing home the bacon this year requires more cash. Short supplies of cattle and hogs are pushing prices upward at the sale barn and the supermarket.
Small changes can mean big savings at the supermarket. Before you leave home, shop your cupboards, refrigerator and freezer. Watch the video.
The chaos of life can make it hard to keep up with important papers and records. Investing a little time to create a tracking system can save time and money down the road.
Unless you live in a bubble, it is hard to totally prevent identity theft.
Run, hide or fight.
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