Archive for January, 2011

10 Wacky and Clever Safes to Hide Your Money

Posted by Amanda on January 19, 2011

No dollar plan is complete without incorporating strategies to safeguard your money and assets. After all, what is the point in growing your dollars if you might lose them down the road? While we usually think of insurance, investment vehicles, and trying to stay away from the Bernie Madoffs of the world as the way […]

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Where’s My Refund?

Posted by Madison on

Where’s my refund? You filed your tax return early, and now you want to know the status of your refund check! The IRS makes it easy to track the status with the Where’s My Refund tool. IRS Refund Tracker Information To get the status on your tax refund, you need to input these items into […]

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No Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Cards

Posted by Madison on January 18, 2011

Are you planning on international travel? A big expense you can avoid with careful planning is foreign transaction fees from your credit card. By default, most credit cards include an international transaction fee when you make purchases abroad. There are, however, a few select credit cards that offer no foreign transaction fees as one of […]

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Do You Qualify for the Retirement Saver’s Tax Credit?

Posted by Amanda on January 17, 2011

Everyone wants to secure a comfortable and stable financial future for themselves and their families. However, saving for retirement may seem like a pipe dream if you are struggling just to pay your day-to-day bills. Even with low income, you can still set aside money for your retirement through the Savers Tax Credit. If you […]

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H&R Block Free Federal Premium Tax Filing

Posted by Madison on January 14, 2011

H&R Block is hooking up readers with free federal tax filing today. It’s our Free Money Friday deal this week! H&R Block gave me six free activation codes for the Federal Premium version, so I’m giving them away to readers. How to Get Free H&R Block Codes Leave a comment below by Friday January 21, […]

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Will You Be Subject to the IRS Tax Filing Delay?

Posted by Amanda on January 13, 2011

Update: For information on the current year tax filing delay, see tax refund delay. Tax Delay 2010 Do you itemize deductions? If so, you might be subject to the IRS tax filing delay this year. With the passing of the Social Security tax break, deductions for state and local sales taxes, an AMT patch, tuition […]

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Investing in Tax Lien Certificates and Tax Deeds

Posted by Amanda on January 12, 2011

Last week I sat down with my husband Paul after reading Rich Dad, Poor Dad. My mind was racing with ideas, as I am sure yours were if you have read the book, and I decided to delve into these ideas by first looking at the topic of tax lien certificates. Admittedly when I sat […]

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I love finding leaks in our budget, plugging them, and reaping the savings from doing so. I have done this by unplugging our electrical appliances when not in use, grocery shopping every other week instead of every week, doing the drugstore game, and subscribing to Netflix instead of going to the DVD store (my husband […]

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AMT Exemptions

Posted by Jill on January 10, 2011

The big news last year was about the Obama tax compromise revolving around the Payroll Tax Cut and the extension of the 2001 Bush Tax Cuts. But the tax deal that was passed at the very end of the last Congress included an “AMT patch” to fix to the alternative minimum tax, or AMT for […]

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How Much Money Do You Have to Make to File 2010 Taxes?

Posted by Madison on January 8, 2011

How much money do you have to make to file taxes? What is the minimum income to file taxes? Every year, those are familiar questions that I get. Let’s take a look at the requirements for the minimum income to file taxes in 2010. 2010 Minimum Income Requirements For the 2010 tax year, you need […]

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