A search online asking the question “should I pay off debt or invest” is going to yield thousands of results, each with their own opinion on what is the best choice. (OK, I just googled it and there are over 26 million results.) Sadly, if you look at them all, you will not come to [...]

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In 2013 there was a huge change to the way that domestic partners are allowed to file their taxes. Prior to this date, the federal government did not recognize domestic partners as being married for either legal or tax purposes. However, some states did recognize domestic partners as being married for legal and tax purposes, [...]

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One of the most common New Year’s Resolutions people will make this year is to get organized. While it is always helpful to get organized around the house by cleaning out closets, under the bed, the garage, and wherever else is messy, it’s always a good idea to get organized with your bills. Getting your [...]

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How much money do you have to make to file taxes? What is the minimum income to file taxes? Let’s take a look at the requirements for the minimum income to file taxes in 2013 (and due in 2014). 2013 Minimum Income Requirements The IRS recently released the minimum income to file taxes in 2013. [...]

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Do you shop at Kroger? If so, this week’s Featured Deal may be just for you! Readers have mentioned the Kroger card as a way to save money on gas many times, so we figured we should take a look. Right now Kroger is offering 25¢ off per gallon of gas with the 1-2-3 REWARDS® [...]

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My husband and I were in a rut last year. Not a marriage rut, though I am sure over the course of a lifetime together we will have a few of those in our future. But rather a television-routine rut: go to work, come home, turn on the television for background noise while cooking dinner, [...]

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Are you focused on today or tomorrow? This year or next year? The reason I ask this question is because of the difference in thinking between wealthy people and non-wealthy people. I’ve read plenty of books on the subject of wealthy people and the throughout all of them, there seems to be one underlying theme: [...]

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Identity theft is a scary thought, but for many people, it falls into that category of “it will never happen to me”. But that could not be further from the truth. Unfortunately, the FBI says it’s “America’s Fastest Growing Crime”, and it shockingly impacts more than 10 million Americans per year. Protecting your identity is [...]

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1st quarter cash back is here and it’s obviously targeted at New Year’s resolutions! It’s time to reevaluate the cards you are carrying to take advantage of the best 1st quarter 2014 cash rewards credit cards bonuses. Every quarter we reevaluate the cash back cards to make sure we get the highest cash back on [...]

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The Making Home Affordable (MHA) program was created to help homeowners avoid foreclosure, stabilize the country’s housing market, and improve the nation’s economy. It primarily helps people who are underwater in their mortgage (i.e. owe their original mortgage lender more than what the house is currently worth due to the housing crisis), who need a [...]

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