Archive for January, 2010

ExxonMobil $20 Cash Back

Posted by Madison on January 29, 2010

I’m excited to feature our very first reader submitted free money offer. The Exxon cash back is our Free Money Friday offer of the week. Ironically our very first reader submission was submitted by two readers, Paj and Dan M. Since Paj submitted first, that’s the one we’ll feature. Thanks to both of you. Paj, […]

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The New Business Launch… Sort Of

Posted by Madison on January 28, 2010

I promised you would be the first to know when we launched the new business. I’ve been working around the clock for the last few months to get ready for the big reveal. I’m sure you figured it out by now; we started a new tax business. However, it’s not just any tax business. I’d […]

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Do You Have a Worst Case Scenario Plan?

Posted by Amanda on January 27, 2010

As a child, my Uncle Andy and Aunt Anita bought my sister and I a book by James Stevenson called Could be Worse. It was a humorous book about an old man who’s favorite response to any sort of complaining—such as when his grandkids get a splinter, or their kite flies up into a tree—is […]

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7 Ways to Fix Your Credit After a Foreclosure

Posted by Jill on January 25, 2010

In 2009, over 3 million homes were forced into foreclosure. High unemployment, adjustable rate mortgages, and tight credit came together to make it simply impossible for many American homeowners to continue making mortgage payments. Foreclosure leaves a big black mark on your credit report, and can drop your credit score by up to 150 points, […]

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Earn Money Submitting Free Money Deals

Posted by Madison on January 22, 2010

I’m excited to announce a new Free Money Friday offer just for My Dollar Plan readers! I know many of you like to send me deals that you find (which I love getting!) Starting today, we’re going to sweeten the deal for you by giving you free money to find and submit the free money […]

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Finding the Budget Busters from Last Year

Posted by Madison on January 21, 2010

Each January I like to review all of our spending for the prior year. Since I track everything in Microsoft Money (yes, I’m still holding out until the end of the year to convert to Quicken) it’s pretty easy. I look at the average spending and then project what our spending will be for the […]

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New Car Tax Deduction

Posted by Amanda on January 20, 2010

Want to get a tax credit for your new car? If you bought a new vehicle last year, you may be able to take advantage of the following tax credits on your 2009 taxes: deducting the amount of state and local sales and excise tax paid. You can also take further tax deductions if you […]

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How to Donate Your Used Car

Posted by Amanda on

While the Cash for Clunkers program helped many people in the market for buying a car optimize their savings, many people were unable to take advantage of this program (like myself!) because their ‘clunker’ or used car had too good of gas mileage to be counted. Another downfall was the fact that it significantly dropped […]

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Savings: Starting from Scratch

Posted by Amanda on January 19, 2010

My fiancé and I recently purchased a home, as well as a used vehicle when my car died. In other words…we are close to starting from scratch with our savings. We have not been this low in our emergency or other savings accounts in years, and so I thought this would be a great time […]

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How Much Money Do You Have to Make to File Taxes in 2009?

Posted by Madison on January 18, 2010

How much money do you have to make to file taxes? That seems to be a popular question these days, especially for people that made less money last year due to the economy. 2009 Income Requirements For the 2009 tax year, you need to file taxes if your gross income meets the minimum income for […]

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