There’s a secret to filing your tax return that you might not know about. It takes away the headache of filing taxes by hand and let’s you submit your taxes for free. It’s called Free File. Maybe you’ve heard of it before, but it’s unlikely that you’ve used it.

Maybe you’ve heard of it before, but it’s unlikely that you’ve used it. According to The Wall Street Journal, less than 3% of eligible taxpayers are using this software.

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This Sunday, the 87th Academy Awards ceremony takes place. While this year’s nominees include films with big budgets and even bigger box office returns (American Sniper leads the way with $58.8 and $307 million, respectively), there are many other interesting financial figures you might not have heard about.

How do Oscar nominations and wins affect the box office numbers, the actors, and more? And what are the costs involved in getting an Oscar nomination in the first place?

Here are the answers to these questions and more, as we examine the 2015 Oscars by the numbers.

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It probably goes without say that raising kids is expensive and takes a lot of work. But the costs might be greater than you think. The US Department of Agriculture says that raising a child born in 2013 until he or she reaches 18 will cost you roughly $245,000.

But that gets them just to 18. There’s a lot more to think about when it comes to kids and money. After age 18, they’re likely to need additional support from you for a college education. And then, finally, you hope they’ll be on their own.

While paying for all of their childhood necessities and saving for their college educations are important, what about the next 50+ years of their lives after college? Most parents want to set their offspring up for success after this period, too.

With this in mind, here are several tips for how you can help your child grow into a financially independent and successful adult.

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