Archive for March, 2011

TurboTax Free Premier Tax Filing

Posted by Madison on March 18, 2011

TurboTax is hooking up readers with free federal tax filing today. It’s our Free Money Friday deal this week! TurboTax gave me three free activation codes for the TurboTax Premier online version, so I’m giving them away to readers. How to Get Free TurboTax Codes Leave a comment below by Friday March 25, 9 am […]

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Vacation Home Shopping Trip

Posted by Madison on March 17, 2011

We’re leaving for vacation today. Well, actually we’re on a shopping trip, shopping for a vacation home specifically. My inlaws checked out the resort first, and it passed their initial test. So we’re on our way down to check out the property for ourselves. After readers shared tips for making lowball offers I feel confident […]

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What are Your Options When You Owe the IRS Money?

Posted by Amanda on March 16, 2011

You’ve filed your delinquent tax returns, or perhaps you are still teetering on the edge because of the fear that you don’t have enough money to pay all of your tax obligations. Maybe you are dreading the tax deadline because you have estimated your taxes and know that you will not have enough to pay […]

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How to File Old and Delinquent Tax Returns

Posted by Amanda on March 15, 2011

Every year April 15th rolls around, and for some people this date comes and goes without filing a federal tax return. Sometimes this is due to missing the tax filing deadline, confusion as to whether or not a person needs to file, or the physical inability to do so. But many times, it is because […]

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5 Free iTunes from American Express

Posted by Madison on March 13, 2011

American Express is offering free iTunes songs until Tuesday. The offer is for any American Express cardholders. A reader, Janelle, tipped me off about this deal: Enroll in the American Express iTunes offer. Purchase 5 iTunes songs by Tuesday March 15, 2011. Get a statement credit equivalent to the price of 5 song downloads in […]

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Citi $100 Sign Up Bonus With Extras

Posted by Madison on March 11, 2011

Just in time for Free Money Friday, there’s a new sign up bonus from Citi. The Citi Dividend card is offering a $100 sign up bonus. In addition to the sign up bonus, the Citi Dividend card has some of my favorite features including a 0% balance transfer fee, and 5% cash back on rotating […]

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Calculating the Best Balance Transfer Rates

Posted by Madison on March 9, 2011

I have a really old 0% balance transfer expiring soon. (A real one, as in no fee, no interest.) I’m in the process of debating whether or not to roll this balance over into a new offer. When Discover launched their No Transfer Fee 0% Balance Transfer offer earlier this year, I wondered if it […]

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Readers Share Tips for Making Lowball Offers on Homes

Posted by Madison on March 8, 2011

I asked you to share your successes and failures with low ball offers. And like always, you came through with incredible stories, tips, and strategies that are very helpful for anyone considering lowball offers on homes, now or in the future. Here’s what readers shared when I asked Have You Made A Low Ball Offer? […]

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Have You Made A Low Ball Offer?

Posted by Madison on March 3, 2011

Last week I mentioned that we were shopping for a summer home again. We’ve identified a resort we think would work out well, and my in-laws are going to check it out next week. (They are pretty familiar with the vacation rentals that we’ve liked and the ones we’ve hated, so they should be able […]

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2011 TurboTax Review

Posted by Madison on March 1, 2011

Last year I decided to use an accountant for my taxes due to a confusing Roth 401k rollover. I was pretty sure I knew what I was doing but since the Roth 401k is relatively new, few people have rolled it over. Plus, I had some freelance income so I thought I’d be better off […]

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