Carl Pettit is a writer and editor with interests ranging from international relations and political humor to the arts and modern media.
Simple Ways to Lower Your Tax Bill — Part 1
Here’s a look at several simple things you can do to lower your taxes—and avoid getting into hot water with the IRS:
3 Reasons Why You Should Do Your Own Taxes
If you're comfortable with numbers and know your way around the tax code, there may be no need for you to pay someone else to do your taxes.
3 Reasons Why You Should Hire an Accountant to Do Your Taxes
As tax season grinds on, here are some important reasons for you to consider hiring a professional to prepare your 2013 return.
End-of-Winter Car Maintenance Tips That Will Save You Lots of Trouble
The long, hard winter can do a number on your poor car. Here are some ways you can get it back in shape for the spring and summer driving seasons.
IRS ‘Dirty Dozen’ Tax Scams for 2014, Part 2 — False Income, Fake Charities & More
Here's round two of the 12 nastiest tax scams out there. Be aware of what the crooks will try to pull over on you!
IRS ‘Dirty Dozen’ Tax Scams for 2014, Part 1 — Phishing, Identity Theft & More
Doing your taxes is unpleasant enough already, but there are also some shifty characters out there who want to make the pain even worse.
5 Ways to Lower Your Taxes You Might Not Know About
The next six weeks are known as Tax Season, and we've come up with a few ways to lower your bill that you might not know about.
Winter Driving Advice — 5 Important Things You Should Know
Even though we’re already well into the winter driving season, it’s never too late to learn a little more, or get a brief refresher course on how to handle the cold season's particular difficulties.
5 Strange and Colorful Local Thanksgiving Traditions
The holidays can bring out people's stranger sides, and Thanksgiving is no exception.
5 Thanksgiving Myths Debunked — Pilgrims Didn’t Wear Buckles? (And More)
Thanksgiving, which we've been celebrating in America for centuries now, is a time of family, food and, especially, tradition. Even so, many of the stories we take as gospel about this wonderful holiday—wonderful if you’re not endlessly bickering with your relatives, that is—aren’t true at all. Myth…