Tanza Loudenback, Business Insider

Tanza Loudenback

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Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past articles by Tanza:

Jackson Hewitt review: A straightforward way to file taxes online or with a pro if you don't qualify for free filing

Jackson Hewitt offers a DIY plan for federal and state tax returns at $49, and a full-service expert option. → Read More

Federal income tax calculator: Estimate your 2022 refund, or how much you owe the IRS, in a few easy steps

Estimate your IRS refund, or how much you owe, and see your effective tax rate using our free federal income tax calculator. → Read More

Most Americans eventually need help with daily living, and long-term care insurance can help cover the cost

Long-term care insurance can help you afford the cost of a caregiver, nursing home, or assisted living facility later in life. → Read More

H&R Block review: An easy way to file taxes yourself or connect with a pro, and get your maximum refund

Taxes can be overwhelming and confusing, even for the well-versed. H&R Block simplifies the process without dumbing it down. → Read More

7 reasons why you should consider meeting with a financial planner

If you have a number of money questions, are self-employed or a freelancer, or want to save for retirement, a financial planner is a smart move. → Read More

Should you lease or buy a car? It all comes down to what kind of car owner you are

When deciding to lease or buy a car, focusing only on the monthly payment can be misleading — you'll need to evaluate your financial priorities too. → Read More

What is a good credit score to buy a car?

The minimum credit score to get a car loan is usually around 660, but you won't qualify for the best rates unless your score is significantly higher. → Read More

Long-term disability insurance offers the most comprehensive income-replacement coverage

Long-term disability insurance can replace your income when short-term coverage from your employer ends and your emergency fund runs out. → Read More

How to shop for a disability insurance policy online

While you may get coverage through your employer for free, most experts recommend also getting a long-term disability insurance policy. → Read More

Master Your Money Bootcamp: Figure out how to protect the wealth you've built

Welcome to the third week of the Master Your Money Bootcamp on sticking to your plan. This week we're talking about how to protect your wealth. → Read More

Master Your Money Bootcamp: Reach out to a professional

Welcome to the fourth week of the Master Your Money Bootcamp. This week we're reviewing our progress and considering whether we need more help. → Read More

Types of insurance you need in your 20s, 30s, and 40s

As you hit certain life milestones, you will begin to need insurance coverage to protect yourself, your family, and your wealth. → Read More

Master Your Money Bootcamp: Set up automatic transfers

Welcome to the second week of the Master Your Money Bootcamp. This week we're setting up a system to make saving effortless. → Read More

Master Your Money Bootcamp: Open the financial accounts you need

Welcome to the second week of the Master Your Money Bootcamp. This week we're opening new savings and investment accounts. → Read More

I'm quitting my job this week without another one lined up. Here's my advice to my fellow millennials looking to make the leap.

Americans are fleeing their jobs in record numbers. But for millennials, the Great Resignation could contain a generational disaster in the making. → Read More

An IRS snafu means millions of families who got the child tax credit auto-deposited in July will get paper checks this month instead

The IRS didn't explain why, but said the issue will be resolved by the next payment on September 15. → Read More

Thousands of new users turned to Reddit for money advice during the pandemic, and it may actually be good for their finances

Helpful users who adhere to a strict code of conduct make Reddit's personal-finance communities a worthwhile source for financial guidance. → Read More

'Does waiting to invest mean you have to take bigger risks with your money to retire on time?'

In this week's "Ask a Financial Planner" column, Insider's resident CFP explains how to catch up on retirement savings without losing your shirt. → Read More

Actually, the pandemic made Americans richer

Forced to sit at home and worry about their budgets — and with fewer opportunities to spend — people got serious about their finances. → Read More

A survey of 2,000 Americans found they're more likely to talk about politics and relationships with their friends than money

A new Master your Money survey found that Americans are most likely to talk about current events and least likely to bring up finances with friends. → Read More