When it comes to improving your life, it really comes down to common sense. For whatever reason, we try to make things much more difficult than they need to be. Just look at common core math as an example. Since when does 2 + 2 involve blue and yellow? We overcomplicate things and in doing […]

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How to File for a Tax Extension

Posted by Amanda on April 18, 2016

Today is the tax deadline. Have you filed your tax return yet? If you are mailing your tax return, it must be postmarked today. If you are efiling with a program like TurboTax, you must submit your electronic return today. But what if you cannot meet the tax deadline? There are certain circumstances when a […]

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TD Cash Visa $200 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on April 15, 2016

TD Bank is offering a bonus of $200 for their TD Cash Visa credit card. The offer is good for the next two weeks. It’s Free Money Friday! However, as you’ll see in the terms and conditions below, it’s only available for residents of certain states. How to Get Your $200 Sign Up Bonus Open […]

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Paying Taxes with Credit Cards to Earn Cash Back

Posted by Madison on April 13, 2016

Paying taxes with credit cards is one of the ideas that usually triggers a “don’t ever do that” response. However, the reasoning is usually because of the excessive processing fees that are passed along. What if, your cash back credit cards offer you more in cash back rewards than the fee? Profit, right? IRS Credit […]

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5 Ways to Reduce Your Taxes as an Investor

Posted by Don on April 11, 2016

I recently had my tax appointment with my accountant and realized just how much of a tax savings I had because of the smart things I did with my investments. The great thing here is that the things I did to help keep my tax bill low weren’t difficult to do. Ways to Reduce Taxes […]

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17 Tax Deductions for the Self Employed

Posted by Madison on April 7, 2016

Self employed tax deductions are an important part of offsetting your extra income when filing your federal tax return. For example, if you are flying for business, one of the 7 Commonly Overlooked Tax Deductions is baggage fees! An old business partner wanted to know what he needed to keep track of for his venture […]

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5 Easy Ways to Build Your Emergency Fund

Posted by Don on April 5, 2016

One of the least glamorous parts of being smart with your finances is to build your emergency fund. We’ve talked before about the importance of having an emergency fund so I am not going to go over that again. But getting your emergency fund up to the amount you need it to be does take […]

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New Chase Freedom Unlimited with $150 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on April 1, 2016

Chase just rolled out a new card called the Chase Freedom Unlimited card… not to be confused with the Chase Freedom card! It features unlimited cash back at 1.5% without any quarterly rotating categories. The sign up bonus for the new card is $150. It’s our Free Money Friday offer! How to Get Your $150 […]

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Best of My Dollar Plan: March

Posted by Madison on March 30, 2016

This month our most popular finance tips were determining whether or not you can afford something, emergencies that aren’t really emergencies, reversing your Roth IRA conversion, a bonus worth over $1,000 and the last chance to pick up Starwood’s highest sign up bonus today. If you missed the most popular finance tips this month, here’s […]

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2nd Quarter 2016 5% Rotating Cash Rewards Credit Cards

Posted by Madison on March 29, 2016

2nd quarter cash back is here! It’s time to organize, activate and put your cards into a regular rotation. In addition, since we still have the opportunity to double our Discover it Cashback to 10% the Discover card again remains at the top of the quarterly rotation list! Reevaluate Quarterly Cash Rewards It’s our quarterly […]

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