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Facts About Taxes
This week, you'll learn some of the basic skills you need to make tax season as pleasurable - and profitable - as possible.

Tax Return Basics

An introduction to this week's coverage of common tax return challenges for a variety of workers.

Tips for First-Time Filers

By understanding the basic ideas outlined here, you'll be able to complete the filing process quickly and painlessly and keep all the money to which you're entitled.

Tax Tips for Gig Workers

Gig workers have a few distinct advantages that other workers don't always enjoy, like possibly working from home or setting your own schedule. When it comes to tax filing, however, being self-employed comes with unique challenges.

Ten Mistakes That Can Mess Up Your Taxes

Even a small error can have large repercussions when it comes to tax filing. Here are 10 top errors to avoid.

Top Tax Credits to Claim on Your Return

Smart use of tax credits can make a huge difference for people struggling to pay for childcare, education or retirement. By exploring the credits listed here, you can put yourself in the best position to prosper.

Things to Know Before Filing an Extension

Filing an extension is an easy process, but it doesn't always make sense for every situation. By asking exploring the issues raised here, you can determine which course of action is best for you.

Making the Most of Your Refund

Resisting the temptation to spend a tax return isn't always easy - and, in fact, sometimes we simply need the money for necessities. Yet, by doing what we can to direct some of our refund into smart savings and investment ideas, we can set ourselves up for greater success down the road.

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How Big Economic Concepts Affect You

Ever wonder how concepts like the unemployment rate, trade deficits and inflation affect you? This week, let's take a look at topics you hear about in the nightly news.

Big Economic Concepts That Can Affect You

Get the most from the news by understanding some of the basics about the national and global economy.

The Trade Deficit

Let's simplify the trade deficit to understand how it affects the economy, the country, and your life.

Unemployment Versus Underemployment

A thorough understanding of the unemployment rate will improve your understanding of the workforce and how unemployment and underemployment affect jobs and the economy.

The Ups and Ups of Inflation

What is inflation and can you protect yourself from it?

The Federal Reserve Bank

The vast operations of our contemporary central bank in managing the money supply are crucial to stabilizing the economy and making the United States a country in which its citizens can live, do business, and prosper.

How Free Trade Agreements Work

Much of the discussion and debate over free trade agreements stems from determining whether or not they are healthy for the economies and the people living in the countries involved.

Chinese Imports: Are They Good or Bad?

Deciding what's best for the U.S. economy and your bank account can be tricky when it comes to imports from low wage countries like China.

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