Articles by Amanda


My husband and I purchased our home in 2009. It was built in 1975, and still had the original vanities, carpet in the bathroom (yuck!), non-working intercom system in most of the rooms, and some other fun relics. Even though we were determined to do most of the work ourselves, we had several companies come […]

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There are certain dates that every American knows by heart: Christmas is on December 25, Valentine’s Day is on February 14, and April 15 is the tax deadline. But what if you cannot meet the tax deadline? There are certain circumstances when a person needs to file for an extension from the April 15 filing […]

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There is a possibility that you may be suffering from double taxation. I know, we all suffer from double taxation, like when we pay sales tax when we purchase items with money that has been taxed by the federal government. Or when I used to work for the state government, and when I used my […]

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Prisoners who have been in the system for longer than a year typically do not make much income. In fact, they may not even make enough to be required to file taxes. If you’ve thought about filing a tax return in order to take advantage of your low prison wages and the Earned Income Tax […]

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Are you looking for some good, clean fun this holiday season? Hosting a get together and want to add a twist to it? Have you ever participated in an ornament or recipe swap? What about a getting together to watch movies or bake cookies? Here are six fun themes to add a little sparkle to […]

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The holiday gift guide series is in full swing this week. Have you noticed the holiday decor starting to fill the stores? This week we are highlighting inexpensive gift ideas for students! College is such a fun, interesting time. It’s a transition period between living with your parents, and fully living on your own. And […]

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Our holiday gift guide series continues with inexpensive gift ideas. Most of these versatile gifts will work for various people on your list. Are you looking for inexpensive Christmas gifts for Secret Santa gift exchanges this year? Perhaps you have a long list of friends and family members you want to get great gifts for, […]

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On Halloween of last year, my husband found out he was being let go. He had an inkling of it the night before when he learned that someone from corporate headquarters was flying in the next day, unexpectedly. But that didn’t take the sting off. At 10:00 in the morning I got the text, and […]

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I’m going to outline for you the pathetic money system I used to have in place for my small business (I mean, it’s great that I had one…but wait and see what I mean). I had an excel sheet, and about 7 columns of the different revenue streams for my blog, Frugal Confessions. Each month, […]

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If you watch commercials or are ever bombarded by internet ads, then you would think everyone and their mother are emptying their jewelry coffers and melting their gold down at gold parties being held across the United States. Or perhaps you think you are the last person remaining who has not purchased a stash of […]

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