Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, April 14, 2011 1:39 pm
By Kay Bell ·

With the April 18 filing deadline bearing down, I know you’re focused on your 2010 tax return. But some of us have a couple of extra tax tasks to take care of by Monday, too. Are you looking to reduce your tax bill by deducting a traditional IRA contribution? You need to get that money

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 10:54 am
By Kay Bell ·

Haven’t done your taxes yet? Maybe it’s because you’ve been working on your hairdo. OfficeMax’s 2011 Tax it to Me survey found that around 40 percent of respondents said they’d feel more confident taking a pair of scissors to their own locks than filling out their tax returns on their own. Before you go gender stereotyping, that

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 3:06 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Attention tax procrastinators: If you got an extension to file your 2009 tax return, you have just a few days let to complete that task. Your Form 1040 must be on its way to the IRS by Friday, Oct. 15. If you mail your tax return, make sure it’s postmarked by that day. Better yet, spend the