Unless you've filed for an extension, today is the last day to get your taxes turned in to the IRS. It also happens to be Tax Freedom Day, when the average American has worked enough to have paid their taxes for the year.
More than three months of your hard-earned wages are going straight to your tax bill this year. Americans will spend an average of 29% of their income on federal, state and local taxes in 2012, the Tax Foundation announced Monday.
The back-to-school countdown is nearing its end, but there's still time for parents to find good deals. Eleanor Blayney, consumer advocate for the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, shares four tips on how you can save money while getting your child ready to hit the books.