Articles under “taxes”

Don’t Procrastinate on Filing Your Taxes

In the words of George Washington, “No taxes can be devised which are not more or less inconvenient and unpleasant.” In other words, taxes are a pain. We know it, you know it, but whether you like it or not, tax day (Tuesday April 18th) is less than a month away, so it’s time to

Read more

Navigating Taxes for the Self-Employed

If you’re one of the many people who work as an independent contractor or self-employed individual, you’ve probably wondered if you’re doing the right thing when it comes to your tax returns.  Are there tax benefits you’re missing out on?  Should you form a business entity?  These are common questions and the answers will vary

Read more

The 529 Series, Part 1: Five Simple Questions When Saving for College

On June 1, 2016, Wealthfront announced its new 529 College Savings Plan. This post is the first in a 3-part series updating our previous advice on saving for college using 529 plans.

Read more

Investment Fees Matter, But Taxes Matter Even More

For more than 40 years, our Chief Investment Officer Burt Malkiel has been telling investors that you can’t outperform the market, so you should buy index funds and focus on the three things over which you do have control: minimizing fees, minimizing taxes and staying diversified. Minimizing fees gets a lot of attention from personal

Read more