I know many of you who also pick up some side money selling on Amazon have been waiting for these numbers… last year our Amazon business generated over $100,000 in total profits! We had just over $290,000 in sales and sold over 8,400 items last year. Here’s how! Background If you are a new reader, […]

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Discover it $100 Sign Up Bonus

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Discover it has a new sign up bonus, a $100 Amazon.com gift card. I like the Discover it card for the category bonuses; here’s how I earned $1450 cashback from Discover recently. It’s Free Money Friday! How to Get Your $100 Sign Up Bonus Open a new Discover it card. Spend $500 during the first […]

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How to Find TurboTax Discounts

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Need a Turbotax Discount? It seems like every communication I receive from brokerages, insurance companies, and banks recently are for offers for a Turbotax discount. If you missed the offer for Free Federal and State Tax Filing, and you still need to find a discount here is a list of all the discounts I could […]

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I get many questions about how to calculate interest. If you are trying to figure out simple interest, the calculation is, well, simple – no pun intended. If you want to calculate compound interest, that gets a little bit more involved. I’ll be writing about compound interest soon, so be sure to keep an eye […]

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Being a college student is an expensive job. Throughout the year, hopefully you are keeping in mind ways to save money in college and how to avoid student loan debt. You can get creative to save money on food in college, apply for scholarships, and save money on textbooks that can become quite pricey. But […]

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The Barclaycard Arrival Plus offer is back! The sign up bonus is for 40,000 miles, which you can redeem for a $400 statement credit. You’ll get an extra bonus on the travel redemption, so it’s really a $440+ offer! How to Get Your Sign Up Bonus Apply for the Barclaycard Arrival Plus card. Earn 40,000 […]

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I just spent some time cleaning up from one of my previous application sprees last winter. What I found is that I’m actually keeping some of the cards with an annual fee on them! Usually I Convert Credit Cards Instead of Paying Annual Fees or cancel them after redeeming the sign up bonus. Until now, […]

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How Do Tax Brackets Work?

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Are you getting ready to file your taxes? If so, you might find yourself needing a slight refresher on how tax brackets work before the tax deadline. The US tax system is based on a progressive rate structure – the more income you make, the higher tax rate you pay. How Do Tax Brackets Work? […]

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Dealing with student loans can be overwhelming. If you are having trouble finding a job or not earning what you thought you would be, simply making the minimum payments can be impossible. Here is what you can do when you can’t make your student loan payments. (Photo Credit: thisisbossi) How to Handle Your Student Loans […]

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In order to claim the new health insurance premium tax credit on your tax return you need form 1095-A from the health insurance marketplace. Last week the Department of Treasury announced that 800,000 (about 20%) of the 1095-A forms sent were wrong. Corrected forms will be sent this week. The errors impacted tax returns in […]

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