Comparing the 6 Best Tax Software Programs

With the right software, filing your own taxes can be easy and affordable. But with so many DIY options, how do you choose? Here we’ll compare the 6 best tax software programs to help you find your perfect fit. In 2016, 43% of tax filers used a digital tax preparation tool. Being that was a […]


How to Get Rid of PMI

Are you ready to get rid of PMI? Private mortgage insurance can add hundreds of dollars to a mortgage payment. Here’s how to remove PMI payments. There are various ways to get rid of PMI, a.k.a., private mortgage insurance. A reader posted this question on Facebook: “Anyone have experience with getting a new appraisal done […]


What to do if You are Missing a Tax Form

Missing a tax form? It’s no fun when preparing your tax return if you are missing a W-2, 1099 or other IRS tax form. Here’s what you can do about it. A couple of years ago, I accidentally filed our taxes before I had all the documents. My husband had worked for only a few […]


TurboTax Review 2018 (Tax Year 2017): Five Options for You

We review the latest version of TurboTax for tax year 2017. We look at the five versions of TurboTax, the cost, and discounts. I’ve used TurboTax to file my taxes for the past several years. As a freelancer with a day job, my taxes are more complicated than most. But I’m still able to file them […]


Uber vs. Lyft: Who Pays Drivers the Most Money

Uber vs. Lyft: Which car-riding service pays drivers more? We have the data and surveys to answer this question, along with analysis for potential drivers. The gig economy has created unique ways to earn a living. One way is to drive for Uber or Lyft. But which of these companies is better for drivers, and […]


Review of Realty Income–The Monthly Dividend Company

Realty Income, a REIT best known as the Monthly Dividend Company, gives investors exposure to real estate. Here are its pros and cons. Realty Income is a real estate investment trust (REIT) and an S&P 500 company. The company is dedicated to providing shareholders with dependable monthly income. They acquire and manage freestanding commercial properties […]