The beginning of the New Year is one of the best times to evaluate your
financial goals for the upcoming year and incorporate them into a
spending plan. Regardless of how much money you make, spending it
intentionally will help you reach your goals quickly and more
effectively than you could have when spending haphazardly.
Once one gets into the process of filling out a tax return, there’s a
whole world of possibilities that can occur. The tax code, both at the
federal and state levels, provides for a number of opportunities where a
filer can reduce his taxes owed. These adjustments are typically seen
in the form of a tax credit or a tax deduction. One thing is for sure: they're not the same.