Want to know the status of your tax refund? Where’s My Refund? is the IRS’s site for getting this information. The site is updated once every 24 hours, usually overnight. Refunds are generally issued within 21 days after we receive your tax return. You should only call if it has been longer.
The weather may still stink, but at least Daylight Saving Time starts Sunday. Time to go out shopping or dining after work! Daylight saving time 2014 will begin at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 9, when you should set your clocks forward an hour. Time will fall back to standard time again on Sunday, November 2, when DST ends.
The deadline for Affordable Care Act open enrollment is coming on March 31. By that day nearly everyone in the United States is required to be signed up for health insurance or risk paying a fine. Here’s what you need to know.
If you don’t have health insurance you may be eligible for a subsidy or premium assistance tax credit to help pay for health insurance. Your eligibility and the amount of your subsidy is generally determined by your household income and family size. The lower your income, the larger your tax credit.
Think your cable bill is too high? There may be a way to get it lowered. MarketWatch has some hints on negotiating with your cable company.
Don’t have all your records? Personal problems making filing too difficult? Need an extension? Her’s the inside dope on how to file for a tax extension.
Using online tools and apps, you can digitize your tax preparation this year and regulate your spending for the year ahead. Check out these digital tools and apps highlighted by PC Magazine to help you with the tax-prep process.
Variable annuities appeal to investors approaching retirement with a promise of guaranteed regular payouts that could reset higher if the policy’s investments do well. But insurers that sold products with high guarantees are now trying to buy back their contracts. Wall Street Journal looks into when should you consider getting out of an annuity with a guarantee.
You may think you are too young to start worrying about retiring, but a Roth IRA has two main advantages for Millennials. You get no tax deduction for your contribution, but withdrawals after age 59 are tax free. You can also withdraw your original contributions from a Roth IRA early without taxes, penalties, or jumping through hoops.
For for couples, the consequences of bad money management can be costly and significant. That’s why it’s important to jointly develop and frequently reassess a family financial plan throughout your relationship.