Caitlin Ward ~ Contributor

Caitlin Ward works as a tax accountant at a small-town Virginia CPA firm. When she isn't writing about personal finance, she's studying for the CPA exam. She has a B.A. in Business Administration and a slight obsession with all things money. She contributes to Listen Money Matters to share what she's learned with more than just her husband and their cats.

11 Great Ways to Easily Invest $10,000 Like a Champ


Investing a lump sum can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. To make it easier, we’ve narrowed down the possibilities to make this […]

Making Tax Time Easier: H&R Block Review for a Stress-Free Experience

Making Tax Time Easier: H&R Block Review for a Stress-Free Experience

Taxes. Everyone knows them. Everyone hates them. Not only do you have to pay them, but you also have to figure out how to file them. With so many tax preparation services out there, are any of them even good? We’ll take an in-depth look at one of the most popular companies with this H&R Block review.

The Best Free Tax Software: Options for Both Simple and Complex Filings


Between paying and preparing taxes, I’m not sure which is worse. With so many choices showing up on a simple “free tax software” Google search, even picking your software is challenging. But worry not. We reviewed the top contenders and are comparing them all right here to find the best free tax software.

What Is a CPA and How Can They Help with Your Taxes?

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We’ve all heard of Certified Public Accountants (CPAs), but what is a CPA? What can a CPA do to help you with taxes? These are both important questions to answer before you consider looking for one.

CIT Bank Review: Does Online Banking Mean You’ll Earn More?

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Gone are the days of little-to-no interest banking. Your money should earn for you, even the cash in your checking account. One way to do this is with CIT Bank. We’ll take a look at account offerings and interest potential in this CIT Bank review to determine whether it’s the right choice for you.

TurboTax Review In-Depth: Does Free Really Mean Free?

TurboTax Review In-Depth: Does Free Really Mean Free?

Nobody wants to spend unnecessary time on their taxes, that includes finding the right software. We’re here to rescue your time by examining the fees, notable features, and accuracy all in one post.

Ellevest Review: A Female-Focused Robo-Advisor

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Ellevest is a digital, goals-based investment platform. It’s a robo-advisor similar to Betterment or Wealthfront but with a twist; it’s designed by and for women. We’ll take a look at key features, fees, and philosophies in this Ellevest review.

American Express Bank Review: Can You Maximize Your Savings?

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American Express is known mostly for their credit cards, but they also offer Personal Savings options. Their online banking service lets them provide competitive interest rates well above the national average. We were curious to determine if a credit card company could compete in the world of online savings accounts.

HSAs: The Ultimate Tax-Advantaged Account for Your Portfolio


Health insurance is so complicated. We deep dive into HSA plans so you can get the most out of your health care dollars.

Brex Review: The All-In-One Corporate Credit and Cash Solution?

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Let’s face it: Finance is one of the least fun parts of owning a business. It’s time-consuming, complicated, and can even get expensive. With Brex, it doesn’t have to be this way.

How to Start an Online Business in 11 Simple Steps

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We want to motivate all of you to get started creating online businesses. The idea is that in one year, you can build an online business that earns $1,000 or more per month with part-time, focused effort. Just follow these steps to learn how to start an online business this year.

TaxAct Review: Is Their Software Too Good to Be True?


Is it just me, or does everything about taxes just suck? Paying them, preparing them, everything. It’s all just terrible. Nevertheless, we have to do them. TaxAct is here to help. Let’s see if they’re actually worth a damn with this TaxAct review.

Small Business Taxes: How They Work and What You’ll Pay This Year


Small businesses are a big part of our country’s economic growth, so you would think the government would make starting a business as easy as possible. Of course, this is not the case. If you need a business tax strategy, listen up.

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