How to save money when filing taxes

During the 2019 tax filing season, the IRS received nearly 156 million income tax returns. Filing and paying taxes can be a hassle each year, but it doesn’t have to be expensive. Besides paying attention to money-saving tips when filing your return, being aware of which tax breaks to claim on your return can help you maximize your potential tax refund. Ways To Save Money When Filing Taxes1. Keep Receipts Throughout the Year2. Be Prepared To Pay Taxes on Time — Even if You Can’t Afford It3. Utilize Taxpayer Assistance and Counseling Programs4. Use IRS Free File5. Make a Last-Minute IRA Contribution6. Defer Income7. Give To Charity8. Group Medical Expenses9.… Read More

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My daughter loves playing with these toy kits that encourage brain development in babies and toddlers

Lovevery is a new toy brand created by early childhood development experts that offers curated play kits with age-appropriate toys sorted into two- to three-month age groups. You can subscribe to a plan or buy kits separately; subscriptions start at $36 a month and solo kits start at $80. Each kit comes with a number of toys as well as a comprehensive guide that helps parents present toys and activities at the right times and in ways that are most enjoyable and stimulating for their children. Lovevery toys are designed to entertain, but also to help a child’s rapidly developing brain form connections between the billions of nerve cells just… Read More

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I drove a $46,000 Nissan Maxima to find out if this stalwart sedan lives up to its 4-decade reputation — here’s the verdict

I tested a $45,865 Nissan Maxima Platinum. The Maxima has been around for decades, and for 2019, the current generation was refreshed. The 2020 Maxima is a moderately stylish sedan with some near-luxury touches in the Platinum trim. But the Maxima’s standout feature is its gusty V6 engine, making 300 horsepower. The 2020 Maxima should keep loyalists happy, but the four-door competes in a tough segment that’s been shrinking as consumers switch to SUVs. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. I remember my first Maxima. It was the early 1980s, and a friend’s mother bought one. I’d never before ridden in a Japanese sedan before, although my grandfather had… Read More

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Dell says that none of the six cases of coronavirus in Austin are its employees

Coronavirus has come to the city of Austin, even without the cancelled South by Southwest festival. None of the cases of coronavirus in the city are employees at the area’s largest tech employer, Dell Technologies, the company confirmed to Business Insider. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Although Austin cancelled SxSW, its major tech and arts event that was supposed to be taking place now, the city of Austin says that as of Monday, it has six confirmed cases of Coronavirus. The city’s largest tech employer, Dell Technologies, tells Business Insider that none of the Austin cases are its employees. Rumors have been raging for weeks that someone in… Read More

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YouTube creators share the inside details of Google Preferred, the secretive program that helps influencers make a lot more money

As part of its broader advertising strategy, YouTube curates a lineup of its top channels called “Google Preferred” where it highlights brand-friendly content that advertisers pay a premium to appear alongside. Being included in Google Preferred means more revenue for creators who earn a higher rate than they normally would for videos on the platform. The company is highly secretive about Google Preferred, declining to share even basic information like the list of content categories advertisers can buy against. Business Insider spoke to creators and individuals familiar with how Google Preferred works to learn more about the company’s top-tier monetization product. Click here for more BI Prime stories. For a… Read More

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I’m investing in the market even though stocks are plunging, and a financial expert agrees it’s the right thing to do

The stock market is in freefall thanks to the spreading coronavirus, and I’ve been wondering what I should do with my investments. I spoke to a portfolio manager who advised leaving my investments alone or even adding more money to the market while shares are cheaper. He also said many experts expect this dip to be a “V-shaped recovery,” meaning things will pick back up quickly once the global health crisis is over. That remains to be seen, but I’m in it for the long haul so I expect that my investments will be valuable again in time. Connect with a qualified financial professional today to talk through your investment… Read More

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