Archive for February, 2010

When is the 2010 Tax Deadline?

Posted by Madison on February 9, 2010

When is the 2010 tax deadline for your 2009 tax return? As a tax junkie, the date is etched in stone in my mind. However, I realize that not everyone knows when taxes are due. The 2010 tax deadline for your 2009 tax return is April 15, 2010. Tax Deadline Postmark Whether or not you […]

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How to Get a Free Credit Report

Posted by Jill on February 8, 2010

Like many people, you may have resolved to pay off debt or otherwise get your finances in order this year. If so, one of the first things you should do is pull a credit report on yourself and your spouse. If you are planning to purchase a house or apply for any other large loan, […]

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TradeKing $100 Referral Bonus

Posted by Kate on February 5, 2010

It’s Free Money Friday and this week’s is a good one! TradeKing is offering existing customers $100 for referring a friend. Hurry because the offer only lasts until February 11, 2010. How to Get Your TradeKing Referral Bonus Log into your TradeKing account, or sign up for a new TradeKing account if you don’t have […]

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Credit Terrorist or Twisted Genius?

Posted by Madison on February 4, 2010

I find the story about Craig Cunningham very intriguing. His debt collection story was featured in Better Off Deadbeat. When credit was free flowing, he borrowed over $100,000 and invested in risky stocks and the sub prime mortgage industry. The greedy extension of a well planned credit card arbitrage strategy. Of course, the recession hit, […]

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Throw a 50th Wedding Anniversary on a Budget

Posted by Amanda on February 3, 2010

Over the holidays I had the privilege of being a part of a very momentous occasion: my grandparents’ 50th wedding anniversary Gift. Celebrating 50 years of love, triumph, children, tears, and joy was such an overwhelmingly wonderful feeling, and one that I hope all of you can experience in either your own milestone anniversary, or […]

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How to Claim Your Home Buyer Tax Credit

Posted by Madison on February 2, 2010

Whether you are claiming the tax credit for existing homeowners or the tax credit for first time home buyers, it’s time to get your money! How to Claim your Home Buyer Tax Credit The IRS released the updated Form 5405 to claim your tax credit. Complete and attach Form 5405 to your 2009 tax return. […]

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Do You Overlook the Indirect Costs?

Posted by Jill on February 1, 2010

Leading up to my CFP(R) exam last fall, I set a little aside from several paychecks to save the total amount of my registration fee. When I registered, I depleted the entire amount I had saved – but the registration wasn’t the end of my exam-related expenses. I forgot to take into account the $120 […]

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