Banking and Tax Expert
Amanda Dixon is a personal finance writer and editor with an expertise in taxes and banking. She studied journalism and sociology at the University of Georgia. Her work has been featured in Business Insider, AOL, Bankrate, The Huffington Post, Fox Business News, Mashable and CBS News. Born and raised in metro Atlanta, Amanda currently lives in Brooklyn.
Posts by Amanda Dixon:
If you were unhappy with last year’s income tax bill, there are several ways to reduce your overall tax burden before April 15 arrives. You can try to qualify for as many tax deductions and exemptions as possible. Or, you can find out if you’re eligible to receive a tax credit. Taxpayers often work with a financial advisor to guide them through claiming different types of credits. Let’s take a look at the credits that you could be eligible for and how they work. Read more
Rental housing prices are now sky high and rental payments easily take the biggest chunk out of workers’ paychecks. And in certain areas, like Oakland and New York City, more than 70% of the median household income goes toward rent. Renters often get stuck with whatever prices they’re offered. Sometimes, however, it’s possible to talk landlords into lowering rental rates. Read more
Now that school is out for the holidays, you’re probably looking forward to a few weeks of relaxation. Besides travelling and spending quality time with your family, you likely have nothing planned beyond sleeping in and catching up on your favorite shows. While you certainly deserve a break, it’s a good idea to maximize your free time by making some smart financial moves. Read more
Identity thieves and hackers seem to show very little mercy these days. Anyone can become a target and have their personal information stolen and used illegally. That goes for minors, too. As a… Read more