In the midst of all of your fall activities, don’t miss some of these great reads from the personal finance blogosphere this week! Announcements 2014 Limits. In addition to the announcement earlier this week about the 2014 Roth 401k and Roth IRA Limits staying the same, here are some additional 2014 announcements: Social Security 2014 Wage [...]

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The 2015 Social Security wage base will be going up again (just like the 2014 Social Security wage base increase). The wage base in 2015 is $118,500. It’s an increase over the 2014 Social Security wage base, which was $117,000. The wage base increase follows an increase last year over the 2013 Social Security wage [...]

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There are two sides and two perspectives to every question out there. In the case of this question, whether or not a prisoner has to pay taxes, on the one side are all of the law-abiding citizens who feel that prisoners should not be given a tax-free gift by the federal government. On the other [...]

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Our holiday gift guide series continues this week with an alternative to buying new gifts. You can consider used gifts to stretch your dollars even further during the holidays. Have you ever given or received a gift that was “used”? Some people would never dream of doing so. I have been giving my kids used [...]

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If you are a disciplined credit card user—one that diligently pays off the balance you ring up before the grace period ends every month—then paying your student loans on a credit card seems like an easy way to rack up extra credit card reward points for something you were going to do anyway. It kind [...]

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As you finish up all of your Halloween costume planning this week, make sure to take a look at some of these great finance reads from around the web! Still need to buy your Halloween candy for the big night? Amazon is running a limited time 30% Off Halloween Candy while supplies last. If you [...]

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This week’s Free Money Friday offer has a bit of a different twist than our usual offers but it is great for anyone who is trying to get in shape as it provides a monetary incentive to improve your health. HealthyWage makes money from corporate and government clients who are interested in creative solutions to [...]

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Just like last year (and the year before) there will be delays to the start of the tax filing season again this year. The delay will apply to 2013 tax returns filed in 2014. This year, the delay is due to the 16 day government shutdown. Income Tax Delay 2014 The IRS just announced that [...]

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The Roth IRA is a great tool for saving for retirement. You can open a Roth IRA as a teenager, as long as you have earned income. You can even use a Roth IRA as an emergency fund since the money you contribute to a Roth IRA can be taken out the account at any [...]

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Our holiday gift guide series is in full swing! If you are planning to give books this holiday season, this week we are featuring book gifts for everyone on your list! Who doesn’t love a good book? A gift of a book is a wonderful thing but sometimes it can be hard to figure out [...]

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