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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I picked up the Barclaycard Arrival card in my Credit Card Application Spree last spring. While I’ve redeemed most of the points (or miles as they call them) I earned from the $440+ sign up bonus, I still have more to cash out. Whenever I redeem points, I like to make sure I’m redeeming them [...]

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The Sales Tax Deduction is a deduction of your local sales taxes, when itemizing. What is the Sales Tax Deduction? You are deducting the sales tax that you have paid this tax year on purchases. You can either deduct your state income taxes or your state sales taxes, and you cannot deduct both of these. [...]

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What is the Home Office Tax Deduction? You may be eligible for a Home Office Tax Deduction if you use part of your home for a business use. This Home Office Tax Deduction can be used for all types of homes, and it is available for both homeowners and those who rent. Who can use [...]

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This week’s Free Money Friday Deal could be really great for anyone planning a big family trip or honeymoon to Hawaii. Barclaycard is offering a great sign-up bonus of 35,000 bonus miles on their Hawaiian Airlines credit card! How to Get Your Bonus Sign up for the Hawaiian Airlines card. Spend $1,000 on purchases in [...]

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There are virtual worlds out there, and also virtual currencies. Bitcoin has come up as the most well-known, traded, and used virtual currency thus far, so much so that it’s spiked the interest of governments and the IRS. So what exactly is a virtual currency, a bitcoin, and how does the IRS treat them for [...]

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Our Spring Break travel series continues! Have you considered a hostel? What is it and why is it so cheap? If you’re watching your pennies but want to get out and see the world, hostels could make it a reality. Travel being expensive and hostels being unsafe are just a few of the common travel [...]

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It can be pretty scary and unnerving when you owe the IRS money especially when you did not think you were going to owe taxes. There are many reasons why you may owe the IRS once you are done filing your federal income taxes this year. If you find yourself owing and don’t have the [...]

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