As you prepare to do your taxes, there’s really only one question that you have for your tax preparer. “How do I get the greatest deductions, thereby saving the most money?” To help answer that “million dollar” question, we’ve combed the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) website at www.irs.gov and asked CPA Jeff Haywood of Jeff Haywood Taxes to help us compile a list of tax write-offs designed specifically for our ESSENCE.com readers. These tips show you how to file your taxes, take advantage of little known tax breaks and get the most out of your money.view gallery...
After working with some of Hollywood’s top heavyhitters like Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Reese Witherspoon and Samuel L Jackson as a studio executive, Dee Poku was ready to empower other women to live their dreams.read more...
After a whirlwind romance, Atlanta educator Koereyelle DuBose realized her fiancé was not the man for her and that she wasn't equipped with the skills for a successful marriage. She ended the engagement in 2010 and began hosting potlucks with her girlfriends to swap tips on relationships. She officially launched The Single Wives Club and serves as president. Now with members around the world, DuBose continues to empower women for their best relationship and helps entrepreneurs turn their passion into profit. See her tips for making the most of your single years and bringing your dreams to life.read more...