A growing number of consumers under the age of 35 are foregoing credit cards in favor of cash or debit cards to make purchases.
Because the IRS charges taxpayers a hefty fee to use plastic, it's usually not a good deal. If you don't have the cash, other options could cost you less.
A plain vanilla return is usually safer than one that stands out. But if you have deductions that are above average, it's OK to take them.
While stocks have rebounded from the Great Recession, other economic numbers -- including Friday's jobs report -- have often been lackluster. Here's a graphic look at the recovery so far.
In your rush to get your return filed on time, watch for these pitfalls. Some can be difficult and expensive to fix.
Most store clerks who ask for your ZIP code aren't concerned with security. They want to use it to sell you more stuff.
Make sure you're getting all the deductions you should for your mortgage, charity efforts and work life. But don't raise any red flags.
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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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