TV Financial Expert & Best-Selling Author of REAL MONEY ANSWERS FOR EVERY WOMAN
You may have seen many of the alarming news reports about tax season. Some experts predict that many people will be receiving smaller refunds or even the shock of getting tax bills. Other reports show that refunds may be up, overall. Whatever the case, it just means that tax season is again getting off to a stressful start for most Americans. Fortunately, we have one of the top financial experts on TV and radio to help sort through all the taxing issues facing Americans this year. TV Financial Expert and best-selling author Patrice Washington is available to share some valuable information about surviving tax season. Patrice has written several books, including REAL MONEY ANSWERS FOR EVERY WOMAN: How to Win the Money Game With or Without a Man.
TOP TAX ADVICE
As someone who dug myself out of debt, I like to remind people that tax season is the perfect time to start your emergency fund. I love SmartyPig. It’s a free, high-yield website that’s very easy to use. Most people get a refund, and the average tax refund is over 28-hundred-dollars, so SmartyPig is great for people that are saving for specific goals like a down payment on a home, a dream vacation or starting a family. SmartyPig is FDIC insured and it comes with tracking tools, goal planners, helpful reminders, competitive interest rates, referral bonuses and more! For more information, visit www.SmartyPig.com
SOMETHING THAT IS IMPORTANT PREPARING TAXES
You want to eliminate the stress of running to the store for more ink. That’s why you’ll love Epson’s EcoTank Pro ET-5850 printer. It features cartridge-free printing and enough ink to print out thousands of pages. Users can conveniently copy, scan and fax important documents for filing, as well as easily print multiple hard copies of tax forms for safekeeping. You can get it all done quickly while saving up to 80 percent on replacement ink. If you register online within 30 days, you are eligible to receive free ink for up to 2 years. It takes a lot of the frustration out of tax season. For more information, visit Epson.com
ANY OTHER SUGGESTIONS FOR SPENDING REFUNDS
Yes, it’s smart to put your tax refund to good use and protect yourself, your family and your assets by creating an estate plan. You can even do it online now with companies like TrustandWill.com who makes it simple to create a fully customized Will in as little as 10 minutes for only $69. It also includes Power of Attorney and Health Documents which are especially important during current times. If you own a home or have over $150,000 in assets, you should consider setting up a Trust-based estate plan which not only includes a Will, Power of Attorney and Health Documents, but also avoids the Probate process which can be months long and expensive process.