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Best tax software for 2021: TurboTax, H&R Block, Jackson Hewitt and more compared

Best tax software for 2021: TurboTax, H&R Block, Jackson Hewitt and more compared

In the wake of COVID-19, filing your taxes may be more complicated than ever before. Here's everything you need to get them done fast and for the lowest price.

by CNET staff
How to claim work expenses on your taxes

How to claim work expenses on your taxes

The rules are different for corporate employees and the self-employed. Here's everything you need to know about the btcc比特币交易所国际_以太坊home office deduction and other business expenses.

by Dori Zinn
What does 2021 have in store for our finances?

What does 2021 have in store for our finances?

CNET takes a look at the services, apps and technologies that will help us navigate our finances this year.

by Justin Jaffe

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The best cash back credit cards

The best cash back credit cards

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The best travel credit cards

The best travel credit cards

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The best tax software

The best tax software

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The best tax deductions
The best tax deductions

The best tax deductions

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The best budgeting apps

The best budgeting apps

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The best car insurance companies

The best car insurance companies

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The best cash back services

The best cash back services

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The best life insurance

The best life insurance

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Money Basics

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Saving Money

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Buying a House

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Paying Off Debt

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Work and Career

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Why you might want to pay taxes with a credit card

Why you might want to pay taxes with a credit card

Paying with plastic could be a lucrative maneuver -- or a last resort. Here's how to do it the smart way.

by Michelle Meyers
Best credit card for June 2021

Best credit card for June 2021

The best credit cards for cash back, travel and balance transfers -- plus our top picks for students, Amazon and Whole Foods shoppers and Apple Pay enthusiasts.

by Joe Van Brussel
Best secured credit cards for June 2021

Best secured credit cards for June 2021

If you have a checkered financial history or low credit score, a secured credit card can be an effective way to rebuild your credit.

The best cash-back credit cards

The best cash-back credit cards

Earn more rewards and credit every time you spend.

Here's how banks and credit card companies are helping during the coronavirus outbreak

Here's how banks and credit card companies are helping during the coronavirus outbreak

From individual credit card issuers to major US banking institutions, here's what you can expect for credit card and banking relief.

Banking

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Child tax credit calculator: See how much you'll get in benefits starting July 15

Child tax credit calculator: See how much you'll get in benefits starting July 15

The start date for monthly payments is July 15. Use CNET's calculator to see if you can expect $250 or $300 per kid.

by Katie Conner
Everything to know about stimulus checks, 'plus-up' payments and tracking your money

Everything to know about stimulus checks, 'plus-up' payments and tracking your money

The IRS continues to send stimulus payments. We'll explain the rules, timelines and other important details.

by Clifford Colby
Where's my tax refund? See your return status and if it's delayed with IRS tracker tools

Where's my tax refund? See your return status and if it's delayed with IRS tracker tools

How long do you have to wait for your income tax refund? Here's how to use the IRS Where's My Refund tracker to check your status.

If your third stimulus check never arrived, here's how to track your IRS payment status

If your third stimulus check never arrived, here's how to track your IRS payment status

The IRS tracker tool shows you the most recent updates on your third stimulus payment. It can also show messages that could potentially flag a problem.

Child tax credit: IRS portals will help you get benefits, update status and opt out

Child tax credit: IRS portals will help you get benefits, update status and opt out

The 2021 child tax credit portals will be open by July 1. They can ensure you get the full amount of money you're eligible for, and help with more.

Investing

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Bitcoin, Ethereum prices in free fall as China plans crackdown on mining and trading

Bitcoin, Ethereum prices in free fall as China plans crackdown on mining and trading

Digital wallets across the globe aren't looking so pretty.

by Oscar Gonzalez
Elon Musk impersonators have swindled people out of $2M in cryptocurrency, FTC says

Elon Musk impersonators have swindled people out of $2M in cryptocurrency, FTC says

And that's just in the last six months.

by Abrar Al-Heeti
Bitcoin and Dogecoin have roller-coaster week amid Musk tweets

Bitcoin and Dogecoin have roller-coaster week amid Musk tweets

The Musk giveth and the Musk taketh away.

Best robo-advisors for May 2021

Best robo-advisors for May 2021

Is 2021 the year you start investing? Try it out with one of the best robo-advisors available right now.

DogeCoin almost hit 70 cents: What's behind the latest surge

DogeCoin almost hit 70 cents: What's behind the latest surge

In January, crypto traders fantasized about DogeCoin hitting 10 cents. On Wednesday, it made it to 69 cents.

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btcc比特币交易所国际_以太坊home down payments: Everything you need to know

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by Sean Jackson
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7 btcc比特币交易所国际_以太坊homebuying mistakes to avoid

If you're on the hunt for a new place, make sure you sidestep these blunders.

by Dori Zinn
How to refinance your btcc比特币交易所国际_以太坊home

How to refinance your btcc比特币交易所国际_以太坊home

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FHA loans: Everything first-time btcc比特币交易所国际_以太坊homebuyers need to know

FHA loans: Everything first-time btcc比特币交易所国际_以太坊homebuyers need to know

You can get a mortgage insured by the Federal Housing Administration, even if you have a low credit score or less cash for a down payment.

Google wants to make buying a house less confusing

Google wants to make buying a house less confusing

Googling "mortgage" will pull up resources to help understand the btcc比特币交易所国际_以太坊home buying process.

Loans

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$10,000 or $50,000 student loan forgiveness: Could Biden eliminate debt through executive order?

$10,000 or $50,000 student loan forgiveness: Could Biden eliminate debt through executive order?

Will President Biden cancel student loan debt? Here's what's happening.

by Oscar Gonzalez
PayPal's Pay in 4 lets you pay off purchases over time. Here's how it works

PayPal's Pay in 4 lets you pay off purchases over time. Here's how it works

PayPal's new interest-free microloan service lets you pay off purchases of up to $600 in four installments. Here's how it works.

by Stephen Beacham
Coronavirus hardship loans: What they are, how they work and how to get one

Coronavirus hardship loans: What they are, how they work and how to get one

Everything you need to know about loans for people affected by the COVID-19 epidemic.

Millions can't pay their car loans. Here's what to do if you're one of them

Millions can't pay their car loans. Here's what to do if you're one of them

How to talk to your bank about deferring payments, find help and everything else you should know.

FHA loans: Everything first-time btcc比特币交易所国际_以太坊homebuyers need to know

FHA loans: Everything first-time btcc比特币交易所国际_以太坊homebuyers need to know

You can get a mortgage insured by the Federal Housing Administration, even if you have a low credit score or less cash for a down payment.

Insurance

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What is life insurance? Here are the most popular types

What is life insurance? Here are the most popular types

If you're thinking about buying life insurance, here are some types to consider.

by Dori Zinn
5 ways to save on car insurance

5 ways to save on car insurance

As COVID-19 and financial woes keep people off the roads, insurers are adjusting.

by Oscar Gonzalez
Best cheap car insurance for 2021

Best cheap car insurance for 2021

These are the best insurers for the most affordable rates. How cheap depends on driver age, driving record, military experience and credit score.

Best car insurance for military and veterans to buy for 2021

Best car insurance for military and veterans to buy for 2021

These are the best military and veteran car insurance companies based on premiums, costs, benefits, discounts and region.

Best car insurance for teens and young drivers in 2021

Best car insurance for teens and young drivers in 2021

Find the best car insurance rates and deals for new and young drivers. Affordable insurance policies are available for good students, and also for teens who've had accidents.

Taxes

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Child tax credit calculator: See how much you'll get in benefits starting July 15

Child tax credit calculator: See how much you'll get in benefits starting July 15

The start date for monthly payments is July 15. Use CNET's calculator to see if you can expect $250 or $300 per kid.

by Katie Conner
IRS refunding millions who paid unemployment taxes. Will you get a tax break?

IRS refunding millions who paid unemployment taxes. Will you get a tax break?

If you paid taxes on unemployment benefits you received in 2020, the IRS could send you a refund. Here's why and when that money could arrive.

by Oscar Gonzalez
Where's my tax refund? See your return status and if it's delayed with IRS tracker tools

Where's my tax refund? See your return status and if it's delayed with IRS tracker tools

How long do you have to wait for your income tax refund? Here's how to use the IRS Where's My Refund tracker to check your status.

Child tax credit: IRS portals will help you get benefits, update status and opt out

Child tax credit: IRS portals will help you get benefits, update status and opt out

The 2021 child tax credit portals will be open by July 1. They can ensure you get the full amount of money you're eligible for, and help with more.

Child tax credit timeline: This is exactly when your payments will arrive

Child tax credit timeline: This is exactly when your payments will arrive

New details about the child tax credit were released this week, including dates for when your child tax credit payments will arrive. You'll need these details.

Your Money

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Child tax credit calculator: See how much you'll get in benefits starting July 15

Child tax credit calculator: See how much you'll get in benefits starting July 15

The start date for monthly payments is July 15. Use CNET's calculator to see if you can expect $250 or $300 per kid.

by Katie Conner
Everything to know about stimulus checks, 'plus-up' payments and tracking your money

Everything to know about stimulus checks, 'plus-up' payments and tracking your money

The IRS continues to send stimulus payments. We'll explain the rules, timelines and other important details.

by Clifford Colby
Where's my tax refund? See your return status and if it's delayed with IRS tracker tools

Where's my tax refund? See your return status and if it's delayed with IRS tracker tools

How long do you have to wait for your income tax refund? Here's how to use the IRS Where's My Refund tracker to check your status.

If your third stimulus check never arrived, here's how to track your IRS payment status

If your third stimulus check never arrived, here's how to track your IRS payment status

The IRS tracker tool shows you the most recent updates on your third stimulus payment. It can also show messages that could potentially flag a problem.

Child tax credit: IRS portals will help you get benefits, update status and opt out

Child tax credit: IRS portals will help you get benefits, update status and opt out

The 2021 child tax credit portals will be open by July 1. They can ensure you get the full amount of money you're eligible for, and help with more.

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