One of the benefits of owning a home is the many tax breaks you’re allowed by Uncle Sam each year. If you’re a homeowner, it only makes sense to take advantage of as many tax benefits as you can, right? You’re probably already aware of the substantial savings you receive from mortgage-interest and property-tax deductions, but there are other, less-common tax breaks that can really add up.
When packing for your next trip to the beach or overseas, keep a few tips in mind when using your cards.
“Budgeting” doesn’t come with a positive association. But, really it just means spending with purpose. While there’s no hard-and-fast rule for where to put your money, there’s a general benchmark to consider while setting up your budget.