Tax Day is coming soon. Here’s what you need to know about filing your 2021 taxes

Nevertheless, the IRS still expects you to file your 2021 return and pay whatever you still owe by the filing deadline, which is April 18 for most taxpayers. If you haven’t filed yet, here are answers to some key questions that will help you through the process: Ideally, yes. But if that proves difficult — … Read more

Prenuptial agreements aren’t just for the rich. Here’s what you should know

But more brides- and grooms-to-be are considering that scenario, especially when it comes to prenuptial agreements. Prenups are often met with preconceived notions of a lack of trust or a way to protect riches when the partners’ wealth is imbalanced. But divorce lawyers and financial planners argue that prenups are a way to clarify financial … Read more

Two years later, remote work has changed millions of careers

Moving cross country to start a new life Chelsea Pruitt, 31, has lived in California for nearly her entire life. Now, she’s headed to Alabama. Prior to the pandemic, Pruitt had thought about moving, but it wasn’t until she started working remotely that the decision became a lot easier to make. “I feel like my … Read more

Interested in environmentally and socially conscious investing? Here’s what you need to know

Or, maybe you just want to invest in companies that are taking steps to protect their bottom line from the very real business risks posed by climate change or social inequities. Either way, you’re probably not eager to lose money. So you’d like to make investments that deliver a competitive return over time. That’s a … Read more

Why this tax season is extra frustrating

These are some of the top pandemic-induced frustrations marking this tax filing season, both for tax preparers and their clients. A recent survey by the National Association of Tax Professionals found that “only 4% [of tax preparers] think that taxpayers are knowledgeable about the tax law changes, which means longer conversations with their clients and … Read more

Employers take note: Most remote workers don’t want to go back to the office

Among Americans with jobs that can be done remotely, 59% say they still are working from home much or all of the time, according to a new survey released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center. That’s less than the 71% who reported working remotely in October 2020, but is well above the 23% who did … Read more

Here’s how much house you can afford in your area

“With limited supply, the issue of affordability looms even bigger,” said Nadia Evangelou, NAR’s senior economist, director of forecasting and lead author of the report. “Wages may have increased, but not anywhere near the pace of the home prices.” NAR released a report Monday that looked at how this combination of record high home prices … Read more

The 2021 tax filing season has begun. Here’s what you need to know

Despite that, there are still ways to help ensure your tax filing experience is hassle-free and you get your refund within the typical 21-day window after the IRS accepts your return. This requires three critical steps on your part. “File electronically. File accurately. And request direct deposit for your refund,” IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig said … Read more