Many people have the urge to splurge with their once-a-year windfall. But how you use the money makes all the difference.
If you're facing a massive amount of credit card debt and you're having difficulty paying even the minimum due, you do have options.
Mobile networks can get bogged down or cut off in disasters, as Monday's Boston Marathon bombings showed. But there are still ways to get through.
The hassle of doing your taxes is still a very fresh memory. Use that as motivation to take a few steps now to make next year's tax preparation much less stressful.
With tax time behind you, it's time to look at whether you really need all those piles of papers you've been saving.
If you didn't make the maximum contribution to your health spending account, you can still contribute and get a tax writeoff.
It's not too late to contribute to an IRA, a Roth IRA, a SEP-IRA or a health savings account. An extension will extend some deadlines to Oct. 15.
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Six weeks later, most Americans have forgotten about the 2014 tax season -- except those who didn't file by the April 15 deadline.
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