Are Prepaid Cards a Smart Way to Get Your Tax Refund?

Personal Finance

Are Prepaid Cards a Smart Way to Get Your Tax Refund?

Are Prepaid Cards a Smart Way to Get Your Tax Refund?

If you use an online tax preparation service, you’ll no doubt see ads promoting a prepaid card as a “fast and secure” way to get your refund. One of my colleagues said that as she prepared her taxes online, the promotions for a particular issuer’s prepaid card popped up numerous times. And in fact, it’s... Read More

For Tax Loans, 2011 is a Whole New Ballgame

Personal Finance

For Tax Loans, 2011 is a Whole New Ballgame

For Tax Loans, 2011 is a Whole New Ballgame

If you like to get cash upfront for your tax return, this could be a very different year for you. A government decision late last month banned H&R Block, the largest tax prep company, from getting the money it needs to provide tax anticipation loans. And a new IRS rule that takes effect this year... Read More

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