Hope Credit

What the 'Fiscal Cliff' Will Mean for You

The economy is rumbling along, out of control. Straight ahead, the road abruptly ends, yet the horses show no signs of slowing. Next stop: the fiscal cliff! Here's how the looming crisis will affect the average American family.

Tax breaks for college expenses

Here's a scary statistic: The average cost of a private, four year college is $26,273, an increase of 4.4% from last year. That works out to more...

Common tax credits explained

Tax credits are popular ways to reduce your overall tax burden. Credits are dollar for dollar reductions in the amount of tax due, so it's a pretty...

Tax Tips: Education Credits

Education credits are available to those who are enrolled in post-secondary education leading to degrees. You can claim either the Hope Credit or the...