Financial Fitness

Is Franchising for You?

Franchising can be a road to riches, as many who signed up with McDonald's could tell you -- but that road also is littered with numerous failures. More 

Don’t Let Yourself Retire Broke!

60% of Americans have less than $25,000 put away for retirement. Even at 55, you could retire with six-digit sums socked away by putting your money to work now. More 

Self-Employment Is Great, Except at Tax Time!

Being your own boss takes more planning to get your finances right, and you'll pay more when it comes to tax time. More 

Don’t Throw Away Your 1099-K Form!

The 1099-K for reporting credit/debit card and electronic payments isn't a form you want to take lightly. More 

5 New Tax Rules for 2011 Returns

New forms and new ways to save are among the changes you need to know about. More 

12 Tax Scams to Avoid in 2012

From the obvious to the not-so-obvious, whether they're your call or your tax preparer's, these schemes will come back to bite you, so stay away! More 

Tax Watch: Don’t Forget Your Partnership Income!

When a K-1 form shows up, most folks are taken by surprise -- they're often unaware that many investments put them into a partnership situation. More