Archive for March, 2013

Happy Easter! If you have a minute to steal away from your holiday festivities, check out these great finance reads! Source: Barking Cats Finance Reads Moving Back Home With Parents After College – How to Make It Work – A super relevant article and a great read for both parents and kids. -Money Crashers Getting […]

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Free Tablet from OptionsHouse

Posted by Kate on March 29, 2013

As much fun as we’re having with the Spring Break travel series, it’s Friday… so it’s time to celebrate Free Money Friday! If you’re looking for a brokerage firm for your online trading, OptionsHouse is offering a new and enticing sign-up bonus. OptionsHouse Sign-Up Bonus Open an OptionsHouse account using promo code NEXUS. Fund your […]

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Citi Checking $400 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Kate on March 22, 2013

Citibank is back with an improved sign up bonus on their checking account. It’s this week’s Free Money Friday offer! How to Get Your Sign Up Bonus Open a new Citibank checking account in The Citigold, Citibank or Basic Banking Account Package by 4/30/13. Within 45 days after account opening, enroll the new checking account […]

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What is Schedule SE?

Posted by Kristen on

What is Schedule SE? Schedule SE is used to report your self-employment taxes. The self employment tax form is in addition to your regular Form 1040 and business Schedule C for profit or loss. When do you use Schedule SE? You must fill out Schedule SE if you earned $400 or more from your self-employed […]

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What is the Elderly Tax Credit?

Posted by Kristen on March 21, 2013

What is the Elderly Tax Credit? The elderly tax credit is called the Tax Credit for the Elderly and Disabled. It is a tax credit for individuals who are 65-years-old or older or on permanent disability. How to Qualify for the Elderly Tax Credit You qualify for this tax credit if you were 65-years-old or […]

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Spring is here! Which means 2nd quarter cash back is here! It’s time to reevaluate the cards you are carrying to take advantage of 2nd quarter 2013 cash rewards credit cards bonuses. Every quarter we reevaluate the cash back cards to make sure we get the highest cash back on each purchase including the credit […]

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How to Save Money on Easter Celebrations

Posted by Kristen on March 20, 2013

Easter is a fun holiday and especially loved since it usually means spring is around the corner. The trouble with holidays, including Easter, is that as great as they are, they usually mean you are spending more money than you normally would. Between decorations, Easter-themed activities, planning a meal, and of course, adorable Easter outfits […]

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What is the Disability Tax Credit?

Posted by Kristen on March 19, 2013

What is the disability tax credit? The disability tax credit is a tax credit that can be claimed by anyone that has either a physical or mental disability that prevents you from attaining consistent employment. Who qualifies for the disability tax credit? Anyone under 65-years-old on permanent disability. Anyone receiving disability income from an employer. […]

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Which Credit Cards Should You Pack for Vacation?

Posted by Madison on March 18, 2013

We’re busy planning our Spring Break vacation to take the family skiing for the week. Our hotels are booked, our lift tickets are purchased, and I’m on to making my packing list… but not just any packing list… the list of the credit cards I want in my wallet for our trip! By now, we […]

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USAA $25 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Kate on March 15, 2013

If you’re looking for a solid everyday card that offers you good rewards options based on gas and grocery purchases, the USAA Rewards American Express card may be for you. For those of you who exclusively bank at USAA, it makes sense to carry a USAA credit card that earns rewards. It’s this week’s Free […]

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