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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.

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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?

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2021 Standard Deductions Are Better Than Ever!

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

Girl opening Christmas gift

Give Your Kids a Gift That Can Last a Lifetime: Dividend Stocks

It might not be the most glamorous gift, but a portfolio of dividend stocks will pay off over time.

Holiday Shopping

Holiday Shopping? Don't Forget to Add Dividend Stocks to Your List!

If you're looking for something that won't go out of style next season, don't overlook the power of dividends.

Charitable Giving

How Do I Make Sure My Charitable Donation Is Tax-Deductible?

Donating to your favorite charities can lead to additional tax savings this year.

Tax Free Software

How to File Your Taxes for Free

You may be eligible to drop your tax filing costs to zero and keep more money in your pockets.

Money gift box with red bow

Shop Like Kanye West This Holiday Season: Buy Stocks as Gifts

If you're wondering what to buy your loved ones, you may want to follow Kanye's lead to get the best return on your gifting investment.

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Now There's Even Less Reason to Throw Away Stock Gains on Taxes in 2021

You might want to think twice about selling stocks quickly after seeing the new long-term capital gains benefits.

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Hit the Jackpot With NIO Stock? Don't Let Taxes Get You Down

Enjoy your stock market gains, but don't turn a blind eye to taxes.

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From Poverty to Plenty: Mellody Hobson's Best Investing Tip Can Make You Wealthy

This simple investing strategy will allow you to turn pennies into profits in the stock market.