Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, July 26, 2012 8:00 am
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Today on Bankrate.com, learn where you can find brief sales-tax relief and why you should work at becoming an Olympian in the near future.

Friday, August 19, 2011 2:14 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

School’s starting up and back-to-school sales tax holidays are winding down. Texas today kicked off its three-day sales tax event. From Friday, Aug. 19, through Sunday, Aug. 21, Lone Star State shoppers don’t have to pay state and local sales taxes on clothing and shoes costing less than $100; backpacks priced at less than $100;

Friday, August 12, 2011 2:54 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Shoppers in three states this weekend won’t have to worry about some sales taxes, both online and in the store. Their states are holding sales tax holidays. Florida, Massachusetts and Maryland are the latest states to hold back-to-school sales tax savings events. Florida’s tax holiday began Friday, Aug. 12, and runs through Sunday, Aug. 14. Shoppers will

Thursday, July 28, 2011 11:16 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

With folks pinching their pennies ever tighter, 17 states are hoping to encourage shopping by offering sales tax breaks. This time of year the events are usually characterized as back-to-school tax holidays. But it’s not just classroom supplies that are exempt from sales taxes. In fact, in Mississippi, which kicks off the 2011 round of