Archive for April, 2008

IRS Agent Answers Last Minute Tax Questions

Posted by Madison on April 15, 2008

Photography by: corrinely Tax day is here! Luckily we filed our taxes this past weekend, so we won’t have to worry about staying up late to get them done tonight. Hopefully yours are done too. There are bound to be questions while finishing your taxes. Over the last couple weeks readers submitted some last minute […]

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Do You Back Up Your Financial Data?

Posted by Madison on April 14, 2008

Taxes, spreadsheets, budgets, money files… Is your computer command central for your financial life? When was the last time you backed up your data? Data Loss Statistics reveal that “More than 22 percent [of computer users surveyed] said backing up information is on their to-do list, but they seldom do it” and “nine percent admitted […]

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$25 From Revolution Money Exchange

Posted by Madison on April 11, 2008

It’s Free Money Friday! What better way to end the week than to get some extra spending cash for the weekend? Revolution Money Exchange is offering $25 to new users to sign up. The $25 offer has been extended until May 15, 2008. Update: Readers are reporting that the $25 is still working in June! […]

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My Review of Brring

Posted by Madison on April 10, 2008

A reader suggested Brring in 30 Money Saving Tips, so I thought I would give it a try. I didn’t think I would really use anything like this, but I was curious to see what the ads sound like. How it Works You are assigned a Brring number. When people call your number, first they […]

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Stock Splits 101

Posted by Madison on April 9, 2008

Many investors get excited when a company issues a stock split. What is a stock split? Is it good or bad? How does it affect your investment? Let’s take a look at how a stock split works and what is in it for you! What is a stock split? A stock split is when a […]

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Applying the Five Fundamentals of Financial Success

Posted by Madison on April 8, 2008

I recently discussed the five fundamentals of financial success which bases your financial foundation on preparation, planning and the relationship that money has with other aspects of your life. It’s a great concept in theory, but let’s put it into action to see if it really works. Here is how we built our finances around […]

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My car is for sale! The 100+ inches of snow finally melted and we listed my car today. I’ll be sad when it actually sells, but I know that we’ll be much happier with a car that our family actually fits comfortably in. And now, the best of the personal finance articles this week: Taxes […]

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Cash Rewards Credit Cards

Posted by Madison on April 4, 2008

Here is a comprehensive list of cash rewards credit cards. This list is updated regularly with offers for cash rewards credit cards. Why not earn cash rewards on your credit card purchases? Here’s a few of the cashback credit cards that we use. In addition, I’ve added some others that looked promising so you can […]

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March 2008 Net Worth Update: 0.0%

Posted by Madison on April 3, 2008

After two months of portfolio declines, we finished March at no change! Yes, you read that right. Our portfolio value finished the month with less than $100 difference from February. I think that is the first time ever! Our year to date total remains at -7.0%. Our total percent increase since the beginning of our […]

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I’ve joined the staff at Mint!

Posted by Madison on April 2, 2008

I recently joined the writing staff at Mint, a free online money management tool. I will be helping to build the library of articles in the financial core section of Today my first article was published: Smart Tax Strategies For The Big Events In Your Life. In the article, I highlight tax tips for […]

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