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Feb 27, 2012 5:55PM on Smart TaxesBy Stacy Johnson

Tax refunds are the only windfall many people ever see, and there's a big temptation to blow it all on something fun. There are better ideas.

Feb 24, 2012 6:29AM on Smart TaxesBy Stacy Johnson

There's no surefire way to avoid the nightmare millions of taxpayers fear: an IRS audit. But there are a lot of ways to reduce the risk.

Feb 24, 2012 5:37AM on Smart TaxesBy Stacy Johnson

Taxes are complicated and you're in a hurry, a recipe for error. Mistakes happen -- but avoid the obvious ones to maximize the money and minimize the wait.

Feb 20, 2012 11:23AM on Smart TaxesBy Stacy Johnson

According to the IRS, Uncle Sam misses out on $450 billion every year because of honest mistakes and dishonest taxpayers. Just who are the cheaters?

Feb 17, 2012 1:01PM on Smart TaxesBy Stacy Johnson

Another awful product is finally getting flushed down the drain. This is the last year any major tax prep service will offer refund anticipation loans, where fees can equal 150% interest.

Feb 15, 2012 10:30AM on Smart TaxesBy Stacy Johnson

Getting a fat check from Uncle Sam is nice, but using it to create a bigger refund check next year is even nicer.

Feb 13, 2012 9:57AM on Smart TaxesBy Stacy Johnson

Since taxes are complicated, you may think a pro is always the way to go. But if you don't need certain kinds of help, you're wasting your money.

Jan 30, 2012 9:23AM on Smart SpendingBy Stacy Johnson

Sometimes it makes financial sense to put extra effort into retiring this large debt. Some methods are better than others.

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