Mark your calendar -- 17 states give shoppers a break from taxes on select school supplies on these dates.
An hour of effort here and there before 2012 arrives can reduce your taxes, build your retirement savings and simplify your financial life.
Pity anyone who took the tax credit to buy a house in 2009 or 2010.
Workers will be able to sock more away for retirement while enjoying tax benefits.
You might pay less in taxes next year, but don't thank the politicians in Washington. Thank inflation.
You've been through winds and high water. Take advantage of any tax deductions to soften the blow.
Exactly who would pay more and how much is unclear. But cherished deductions like the one for mortgage interest are targeted.
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