Jan 15, 2019—In a story Jan. 11 about the government shutdown, The Associated Press — from an article that originally appeared on the personal finance web site NerdWallet — reported erroneously that mortgage loans guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs would be affected by the shutdown. The VA says that operations are not affected … Continue reading Correction: NerdWallet-Government Shutdown-Mortgages story
Around this time of year, many taxpayers begin the annual ritual of pondering The Big Question: Do I take the standard deduction or spend time hunting for receipts and filling out extra forms to itemize? The decision largely boils down to whether itemizing will reduce your taxable income more than the flat, no-questions-asked standard deduction … Continue reading It may be time to stop itemizing your taxes
The wallet-emptying experience of raising kids understandably fuels a lot of interest in the child tax credit, but thanks to some big changes recently, the fascination could reach Tickle Me Elmo-like proportions. Here are a few things tax pros say you should know about this credit and how you can take maximum advantage of it … Continue reading How to make the most of the child tax credit this year
The flood of education-related tax advice that seems to crest during back-to-school season often centers on students or their parents. But teachers can score a few tax breaks, too — if they do their homework. Three tax pros share their own lesson plans for cutting teachers’ tax bills. Educator Expense Deduction WHAT IT IS: A … Continue reading 4 tax breaks for teachers
“Ask Brianna” is a column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I’m here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans — all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your questions about postgrad life to [email protected] Earlier this year, … Continue reading Spend money guilt-free – even with student loans
TSA – The summer air travel season is shaping up to be the busiest ever, which could mean lengthy lines at U.S. airport security checkpoints. But you can use the faster lanes if you belong to an expedited screening program, which could essentially be free to join with the right credit card. The primary federal … Continue reading TSA | TSA-Approved ways to shorten the airport screening line
January 02, 2018(AP)(STL.News)-“Ask Brianna” is a column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I’m here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans — all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your questions about postgrad life to [email protected] Q: … Continue reading Ask Brianna: How do I make a money resolution that succeeds?
SAN FRANCISCO/Dec. 11, 2017 (StlRealEstate.News) — According to NerdWallet’s 2017 American Household Credit Card Debt Study, U.S. consumers now have $12.96 trillion in total debt. Almost half of U.S. households now carry credit card debt according to the most recent data from the U.S. Federal Reserve, and NerdWallet’s study found that those households have an average … Continue reading Average American Household With Credit Card Debt Owes $15,654, According to Annual NerdWallet Study