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Charlene Rhinehart, CPA

Charlene Rhinehart, CPA


Charlene Rhinehart is a personal finance writer and former financial analyst. Her goal is to help more individuals build a stock portfolio that's bigger than their shoe collection. With a background in taxes and pageantry, Charlene is always ready to sprinkle a bit of glam and happiness into her work to help individuals achieve their goals.

Recent articles

Tax Robinhood

The Robinhood Investor 2021 Tax Guide

The platform makes investing easy but that doesn't mean that taxes will always be simple.

Hire a CPA Tax

Should I Do My Own Taxes or Hire a Professional?

Your decision could determine how rewarding or draining tax season will be for you.


How Do I Lower My Taxes on GameStop Stock?

Stock market gains are great, but don't forget to plan for taxes.

Roth IRA with money

3 Secret Roth IRA Benefits You Can Use Before Retirement

You don't have to wait until you retire to start enjoying the benefits of a Roth IRA.

New parent

A New Parent's Guide to Taxes

There's no manual for having a baby, but this guide is a great cheat sheet for managing taxes as a new parent.

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What Are Tax Exemptions, and Which Can You Still Claim?

This may be your last chance to claim them for quite some time.

Etfs and Mutual funds

How Are Your Mutual Fund and ETF Holdings Taxed?

Don't fall in love with these investments until you understand how taxes work.

Woman with calculator

How to Calculate a Tax Holding Period for Stock Investments

Understanding how the holding period works can save you money down the line.

IRS Tax Forms

The 13 Most Common Tax Forms

Here's a cheat sheet to help you navigate the most popular tax forms.

Tax Free Roth IRA

Want More Tax-Free Income? Max Out Your Roth IRA in 2021!

An easy way to earn more money without increasing your tax bill.

IRS Calculate Tax

How Does the IRS Calculate Your Income Tax?

Hint: You'll have to use a formula instead of a single form to find out how much you owe the IRS.

Kid Roth IRA

A Roth IRA Can Help Your Child Become a Millionaire Before Retirement

It's never too early to position your child for financial success.

Payroll tax holiday

How 2020's Payroll Tax Holiday Could Affect Your Taxes in 2021

You may have received some extra money in your paychecks over the last few months. You'll by paying it all back to the government before May of this year.

Roth IRA Home

Surprise! Your Roth IRA Can Help You Buy a Home This Year

Your dream of homeownership may be closer than you think with this Roth IRA exception.

Marriage Tax Penalty

Is There Really a Marriage Tax Penalty?

How tying the knot could leave you with a bigger tax bill.

Earned Income Tax Credit Getty Images

Lower Income? The 2021 Earned Income Tax Credit Can Boost Your Benefits

Don't miss out on your chance to claim one of the most lucrative credits on your tax return.

Dependents Fool

How Many Dependents Should I Claim?

Claiming dependents can lead to a bigger tax break if you understand who is eligible.

Red Gift Box

This Successful Investor Is Proof That Stocks Are the Perfect Gift

What's better than a gift that keeps on giving?

1040 tax form and 10 key

How Much Does the Average American Pay in Taxes?

Do you pay more or less taxes than the average American?

man holding money hundred bills

2021 Standard Deductions Are Better Than Ever!

The increase in the annual amounts make this benefit more rewarding.