Five Facts about the Making Work Pay Tax Credit

[--- Reading Time: < 1 minute ---]1. This credit – still available for 2010 – equals 6.2 percent of a taxpayer’s earned income. The maximum credit for a married couple filing a joint return is $800 and $400 for other taxpayers. 2. Eligible self-employed taxpayers...

Children don't come cheap

[--- Reading Time: 4 minutes ---]Expecting children? Expect to cough up some big bucks. The grand total for middle-income parents raising one child from birth to age 17 is $222,360, which doesn’t include college tuition, according to the recently released U.S....

BPA Makes Canned Food Risky for Pregnant Women

[--- Reading Time: 2 minutes ---]Pregnant women should limit their intake of canned foods and drinks, according to a report that finds 92% of food from metal cans is contaminated with an estrogen-like chemical called BPA, or bisphenol A. The chemical is used in...