What would you do with $2,763? That’s the average refund American taxpayers received last year, and many are already planning how to spend their next windfall. A recent survey by TaxSlayer, a tax preparation and financial technology company, found that saving (43 percent) and paying off debts (42 percent) topped the list of possible tax return uses among the nearly 2,400 taxpayers surveyed. However, not all were planning to be so frugal: 13 percent intended to treat themselves to a gift, while another 13 percent expected to treat themselves to an experience (such as an expensive dinner or a vacation).
100 Million Americans Eligible to Prepare and E-File Their Federal Tax Returns for Free
The days of mailing in paper tax returns are long over. This year, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) expects Americans will electronically file at least 90 percent of the more than 155 million returns expected by the April 17 tax deadline. That’s not so surprising, given the steady increase in the popularity of e-filing among tax professionals as well as self-preparers. What is surprising, however, is that only a fraction of the estimated 100 million Americans eligible to prepare and e-file their federal tax returns for free will cash in on that opportunity.
Jumpseller Helps the Small Guys
Create the online store you’ve always dreamed about.
That’s the motto at Jumpseller, a cloud e-commerce solution that is ideal for small businesses to be able to create their online store and sell anywhere in the world.
Tiago Matos is a co-founder at the company. He recently spoke with RewardExpert regarding his company’s journey throughout the past decade and what the future holds in what is a very popular industry.
Stribling & Associates Will Help Find Your Dream Home
New York is the city that never sleeps. It’s also a mecca for culture, business and real estate.
Stribling & Associates has certainly helped impact the real estate scene. For decades the real estate brokerage has been providing market expertise and individualized services to buyers, sellers and renters.
Through strategic partnerships with Cervera – a real estate brokerage in Miami — and the international estate service firm Savills, Stribling’s global reach extends to more than 700 worldwide offices.
Bop Design Markets Your Business With a Plan
To survive in the business world nowadays, you need a strong brand.
Companies like Bop Design get the wheels in motion. Bop Design is a marketing agency focused on branding, website design and content marketing strictly for B2B companies that are serious about growth and expansion.
Jeremy Durant is the cofounder and business principal of the agency. He talked to RewardExpert about working with B2B clients who aim to build brand awareness and generate more sales-ready leads from their website, as well as through leadership content.
Accountemps Survey Finds 29 Percent of Workers Plan to Look for a New Job in 2018
Are you thinking about taking a look at other employment options? If so, you’re not alone. A recent survey conducted by staffing firm Accountemps looked at more than 2,700 workers across 27 major U.S. cities. What they found was nearly three out of every ten respondents said they plan to look for a new job in the next 12 months.
RewardExpert spoke with Michael Steinitz, executive director of Accountemps about the survey results and his tips for landing your next position.
Reward Gateway Provides a Financial Path of Success for Companies and Employees
Many people look at their jobs as just a place to work – to go somewhere and put in your time, do your job, collect your paycheck and leave for the day. But what if there was a way to make your job more gratifying and your workplace more rewarding? Reward Gateway is a company who’s goal is to do just that. Its mission is to make the world a better place to work.
Can’t Afford College? You Can Still Enjoy a Career with a Solid Financial Future
While data from the U.S. Census Bureau revealed 33.4 percent of the country’s adult population held a bachelor’s degree or higher in 2016, the number of high school graduates immediately enrolling in college has actually decreased in recent years.
Non-Profit Helps Consumers Lead Financially Healthy Lives
Is credit card debt a source of embarrassment? If so, you’re not alone. According to one recent survey, 79 percent of respondents are more embarrassed by their credit card balance than by the products and services they’ve purchased with it. Nearly 26 percent said they spend above their means, and 31 percent would rather lose their right to vote in elections than have their credit card balance posted on social media for everyone to see.
SmashFly Helps Companies and Candidates Find the Perfect Match
Looking for a job is often a job in itself. And it’s a two-way street for both recruiters and job applicants. Finding the perfect fit isn’t always easy. SmashFly’s founder, Mike Hennessy, sought a better way to recruit, and thought there had to be something that could be done to connect people with organizations based on shared missions, ethics, values and goals.
Sell More and Make More Money with Realtyna
With home prices rising and the housing market getting tight, there’s a lot of money on the line for home buyers, sellers and realtors. Anyone who is currently in the housing market knows that they cannot afford to miss opportunities. That’s where Realtyna comes in.
Mello Home Solves 3 Pain Points of the Home Buying Process
Purchasing a new home is a very exciting time in one’s life, especially for first-time homeowners. It can also be a very stressful time since buying a home is one of the largest purchases you’ll make in your lifetime. It can be a monthslong process of credit checks, pre-approvals, document requirements, house shopping, and finally closing. So, what can be done to make it easier for the consumer?
Researchers Find Adults with ADHD May Struggle Financially
Chronic disorganization, restlessness, forgotten details, and missed deadlines. These are just some of the negative effects that common symptoms of adult ADHD—or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder—often have on the lives of those who suffer from it. According to researchers at The Ohio State University and University of Florida, adults with ADHD may struggle financially as a result.
Book Co-Authored by Top Financial Advisor Examines the Benefits of Charitable Giving
Generosity is often a foundation of financial success as well as an essential key to living a happy life, according to Wade Chessman, Certified Financial Planner, CEO, and founder of Chessman Wealth Strategies.
He co-authored a book on the topic designed to inspire and enlighten readers with quotes, illustrations, essays, and short stories that explore the transformational power of giving. Entitled Giving Transforms You – 52 Ways Giving Transforms You, Your Family, Your Business and Your Community, Chessman’s book includes practical tips on reducing taxes and generating lifetime income to create a legacy through charitable giving.
Financial Pros Can Improve Their Earning Potential with Cybint Solutions Certifications
Hacker attacks occur every 39 seconds and affect 33 percent of Americans each year. Forty-three percent of cyber-attacks target small businesses. Sixty-four percent of companies have experienced web-based attacks, while 62 percent have been victims of phishing and social engineering attacks, and 59 percent have fallen prey to malicious code and botnets. Since 2013, data breaches have enabled the theft of more than 3 million records each day.
Advance Your Career with an Affordable Degree from WGU
Overall student satisfaction of 96 percent. Average time to a bachelor’s degree of 2.5 years. Eighty-seven percent employment rate in field of degree. These are just a few of the impressive statistics you’ll find in Western Governors University’s annual report—and just a few of the reasons the online university is the higher education provider of choice of more than 90,000 students nationwide.
Increase Your Income Potential with Free Online Courses from FutureLearn
If you’ve been thinking about searching for a new job, you’re not alone. According to Gallup’s 2017 State of the American Workplace report, 51 percent of U.S. employees are actively looking for a new position or watching for job openings. What are the reasons? Gallup’s survey results show career growth opportunities as well as better pay and benefits top the list.
AgileHealthInsurance Offers Finance-Friendly Alternatives to Obamacare
Did you recently drop your Obamacare-compliant insurance coverage because your costs had skyrocketed? If so, you’re not alone. Healthcare insurance premiums went up by as much as 50 percent in many states for 2018, and about 400,000 fewer Americans signed up through Healthcare.gov during the last enrollment period than had done so in the prior.
Use Charity Navigator to Make Every Donation Dollar Count
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria caused billions of dollars in damages and devastated communities in the Caribbean, Latin America, the U.S. mainland and Puerto Rico. Wildfires in California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington burned hundreds of thousands of acres of land, reducing homes and other structures to smoldering rubble.
Severe flooding in China and Peru drowned hundreds, while landslides wiped out hundreds more in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Sri Lanka. Add a major earthquake in Mexico City and it’s easy to see why 2017 felt like a particularly bad year for natural disasters.
Save Money Creating Restaurant-Quality Meals at Home with CopyKat Recipes
Restaurant dining is big business in the U.S. This year, commercial restaurant sales are expected to top $736 billion according to the National Restaurant Association, while data from the USDA shows the average American family will spend more money eating out than on food at home.