Even with tax time behind us, we found some great finance reads out there this week on taxes, travel, retirement and more!

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Wealth Strategy: Track Your Net Worth – I have to agree that I think this is one of the best things you can do to set yourself on the path towards building wealth. -Million Dollar Journey

Finance Reads

Devil’s Advocate: Give Uncle Sam a Free Loan! – I also tend to err on the side of preferring to give Uncle Sam a free loan. What are our readers’ thoughts? -Lazy Man and Money

Marriage Penalty or Bonus Poll Results - This had some interesting info on whether people getting married tend to pay more or less in taxes after marriage. -The Finance Buff

What You Shouldn’t Do After a Layoff – This had some good tips on things to avoid doing after you’ve lost your job, even if they won’t always be easy. -MoneySmartLife

Vanguard Managed Payout Funds and Safe Withdrawal Rate Strategy - This was a good read on one of Vanguard’s funds that aims to help those in retirement manage the transition from earning a paycheck to having to create one from their investments. -My Money Blog

Not a Travel Hacker? Vacation Where and When Your Dollar Goes the Furthest – With the summer travel season approaching, this is worth a read before you plan your next trip. -PT Money

7 Ways to Help Your Parents Save Money – A great read for anyone with parents nearing retirement. -WiseBread

5 Ways to Stay Within Your Budget When Buying a House – There’s never a more important time to stay within your budget than when you’re buying a house so this article could save you a ton of money. -Money Crashers

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American Express’ Serve is offering a cool rebate offer through their Isis Mobile Wallet. Every time you make a purchase over $1 you’ll get $1 back, with potential for up to $150 back during the next 3 months – it’s this week’s Free Money Friday offer! How to Get Your Bonus If you haven’t already, [...]

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The thought of being audited by the IRS can be horrifying. Much of that fear probably comes from not really understanding an audit. In many cases, people don’t understand how or why they are getting audited, what they need to do once they find out they are being audited, and what happens next for them. [...]

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Are you worried about your financial future? Scared about being able to afford to retire? Maybe you are scared about affording health care or if an emergency will wipe you out. If you have any of these concerns, it is time to face your fears head on and start making things happen so that if [...]

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The tax deadline is here! If you are still finishing your tax return today, be sure to see the Last Minute Checklist for Getting Your Taxes Done Right! And if you aren’t going to finish today, you’ll want to head straight for the information in How to File for a Tax Extension. Once your taxes [...]

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Before you head out to file your taxes before the tax deadline, you’ll need to grab more than just your wallet to pay your tax professional for their services. There are a large number of items you need to bring with you when filing your taxes. In many cases, these items are essential to filling [...]

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American Express is offering a sign up bonus on the American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card for 25,000 points and it’s this week’s Featured Deal! The 25,000 points are worth up to $250 in gift cards. The Premier card was one that I had long forgotten about, but resurfaced when I made my list earlier [...]

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I’m a sports nut. As such, March is a great month simply for the fact that there is great college basketball to watch. It’s great to watch starting with the conference championships because a team that had a horrible season can make a run and if they win their conference tournament, they get invited to [...]

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One of our favorite strategies to rack up sign up bonuses was highlighted by a reader named Steve who earned $6,000 in sign up bonuses. He highlighted his tips and tricks including the ability to recycle or repeat bonuses offers as often as he can. He shared that in order to recycle a bonus offer [...]

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Do you find yourself stressed out around tax time? What about even thinking about doing your taxes? If so, you are not alone. Taxes are often thought of as a dreaded part of the year causing stress and leaving people feeling overwhelmed and depressed. Why Are Taxes So Stressful? Sure, the act of filing taxes [...]

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