After I spent the last few weeks planning for my application spree, I’ve made most of my decisions and I’m finally ready to get started. It’s back to my turn for the applications since our last $1,800 application spree was under my husband’s name. I mentioned that I’m making a transition from focusing only on [...]

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I am not a Costco member. Nor do I hold a membership at any of the other warehouse clubs. We used to shop at them when I was a kid, and I loved the products that they had. In my early 20s I went ahead and signed up for a membership, but since it was [...]

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This week’s Featured Deal from American Express offers some great cash back opportunities and an awesome sign-up bonus! For a limited time you can get a $250 statement credit after qualifying purchases on an American Express SimplyCash Business card. How to Get Your Bonus Sign up for the SimplyCash® Business Card from American Express OPEN. [...]

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This Valentine’s Day, skip the pricey roses, expensive dinner out, and overpriced box of chocolate. You can celebrate with your significant other for cheap or even for free. Here are some ways to save on Valentine’s Day this year. Photo Credit: mozzercork Free or Cheap Valentine’s Day Gifts for Your Significant Other Homemade baked goods. [...]

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Application sprees are one of the components in my Obsession with Extreme Credit Carding. While it’s definitely not for everyone, I think it’s a fun challenge to organize and execute. I find the payoff is worth my time and effort… my $1,800 application spree last fall got us a fantastic new fridge in our kitchen! [...]

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Back in 2010 my family made the decision to cut the cord and cancel our cable. This is not because we weren’t watching TV. Although the kids have limits to their total screen time, every member of our family was watching some TV each day. Our initial motivation to cancel our cable was money. At [...]

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Almost everyone files taxes, and there’s no way around it. It probably has become second nature by now since you do it every year. But unfortunately, it is also a risky time for your identity. Between receipts, W-2, 1099s, and other tax documents being sent to your home in addition to filing the taxes themselves, [...]

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Income on Your W2 Form

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W-2 Forms provide employees with wage and salary information to file your taxes. You’ll need your 2013 W-2 form before your can efile. What is a W-2 Form? A W-2 Form is a tax form your employer is required to provide to you to file your taxes. A W-2 Form reports your income from that [...]

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What is a Form 1099?

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2013 Form 1099s are in the mail. You should receive your form 1099s shortly. Here’s what to expect. What is a 1099 Form? A 1099 is a form that is used to report taxable income you earn aside from your regular salary or wages. A few examples of income types that a 1099 may report [...]

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What is a 1040 Form?

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What is a 1040 Form? A 1040 form is the basic tax form which individuals use to file their tax returns. The 1040 form summarizes information about an individual’s income and deductions and calculates whether the individual owes the government money or receives a tax refund. Tax forms 1040 must be filed by the tax [...]

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