Falling Behind: How Back Taxes Save Taxpayers [Infographic]
Every year, around 10 million taxpayers file their tax returns late or not at all. Is it due to an unmotivated spirit or forgetfulness? Since filing your taxes is required, the IRS gives taxpayers the opportunity to file their taxes for past years through the use of back taxes. Let’s breakdown what a back tax is, some of the more common reasons people don’t file their taxes and simple steps you can take to get caught up.
The Pains & Gains of Higher Education: Is College worth It? [Infographic]
For most high schoolers today, college is the obvious next step. But a recent Pew study gives us pause: is college really worth it? While no two circumstances are exactly the same, and the answers are largely subjective, we can still draw conclusion based upon survey results and statistical figures that reveal the monetary gains of attending college.
The Small Business Owner’s Guide to Taking a Vacation [Infographic]
Being a small business owner is really a lifestyle and not just a job, and “all work and no play” is often the mindset of the entrepreneur. But owning and running a small business takes its toll on even the strongest individuals, so carving out time for R&R is not just important, it’s essential.
How to Set a Budget Tailored Just For You [Infographic]
If you’ve previously tried (and failed) to follow a budget, the problem may have been that you were using a formula designed for someone else, with different life circumstances. The best basis for a successful budget is your own past spending patterns. From there, you can create realistic guidelines for yourself that will help you meet your goals. Click on the infographic to learn more about personalized budgeting and see how it is done.
There’s no doubt about it: America is proud of its graduates. This year in fact, nearly 1/3 of the country will be celebrating graduates accomplishments after commencement ceremonies are over. Here’s a look at how much the country is spending on its future workforce, and what graduates can expect as gifts on one of the most memorable days of their young adult life.
The Mysterious Imagery of The Dollar Bill [Infographic]
Dollar bills: we look at them every day, yet how many of us truly pay attention to anything besides the denomination value? The fact is, numerous symbols adorn our currency and there has been intense debate over the decades of their meaning. Conspiracy theorists believe the imagery is rooted in Free Mansonry and tied to the Illuminati (if you’ve read The Da Vinci Code or seen the movie, you know who they are). Others contend the imagery is strictly American and represents the foundations of our nation. In this infographic, we explain each symbol from both perspectives.
(Click on the infographic ABOVE to learn more about the mystery.)
Where will you travel with your tax refund? [infographic]
By now, you probably have your tax refund. For many taxpayers, a tax refund, which on average is nearly $3,000 according to the IRS, is the biggest chunk of money they’ll see all year. With summer just around the corner, are you among the group of Americans who will use at least part of your tax refund for travel or leisure this year?
For most, the deadline for filing a tax extension has passed. But what made people file an extension this year? And what’s next? Not only will this help you decide if an extension is best for you next time; it will also remind you that it’s never too early to start preparing for next year’s filing season.
With Mother’s Day this Sunday, we’re taking a look at what people are planning to buy their moms this year. To our excitement, we found that the average per mom spending is expected to be up almost 11% from last year! There were other interesting findings as well, all from a recently published National Retail Federation report. Check out more of the finding by clicking on the infographic below.