Prisoners who have been in the system for longer than a year typically do not make much income. In fact, they may not even make enough to be required to file taxes. If you’ve thought about filing a tax return in order to take advantage of your low prison wages and the Earned Income Tax […]

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How often have you gone to the mall not intending to buy anything, yet you walk out with bags of stuff? If you are like most others, this has happened to you more than a few times. The question is why does this happen? The simple answer is that marketers get us to spend. They […]

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Lending Club $25 Sign Up Bonus

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Lending Club just announced a new sign up bonus. We haven’t seen one in a long time, so I was excited when I saw the email! Lending Club is offering a $25 sign up bonus for new lenders. Happy Free Money Friday! How to Get Your $25 Sign up Bonus Sign up as a lender […]

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If you’re over 50 and diligent about retirement savings, you may be maxing out both your 401k and traditional or Roth IRA. But to really supercharge your savings and make sure you are extra-prepared for retirement, you should also take advantage of catch up contributions. Catch-up contributions are special provisions that allow you to contribute […]

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What is the Kiddie Tax?

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We recently discussed Do Your Kids Need to File Taxes? I mentioned that if interest, dividends and other investment income are more than $2,000 in 2014, you’re going to get hit with the kiddie tax. What is the kiddie tax and who does the kiddie tax apply to? Let’s take a closer look. Background Children […]

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Decorating and furnishing a home or apartment doesn’t have to cost you as much as you think. If you try to use what you have, be creative and flexible, and be smart and budget conscious, you can end up loving your space without spending a ton of money. Here are five quick tips for decorating […]

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Chase just increased the sign up bonus on their Chase Ink Plus Business card to 60,000 points. If you missed the 70,000 point refer a friend bonus last fall, here’s your chance to pick it up for more than the standard 50,000 points. It’s Free Money Friday! How to Get Your $600+ Sign Up Bonus […]

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American Express Offers is giving out statement credits of $10 when you pay your cell phone bill. The offer is targeted (like all American Express Offers), so you’ll have to see if you qualify. If you do, it’s an easy way to save money on your cell phone bill! How to Get Your Statement Credit […]

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I love to ski, and luckily my kids all share the same love of the sport. It’s a great family activity, but as everyone knows it is not inexpensive family fun. I wanted to take the kids out west to ski in the mountains, but my desire to do everything on the cheap seemed like […]

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With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, many guys are scrambling to find that perfect gift. Many will rely on the old standby of roses and chocolate. But I encourage you to do something different. Take some time to put some thought and effort into your gift this year and show your Valentine you really care. Below […]

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