Archive for March, 2013

Is Your 401k Plan Disclosing Fees?

Posted by Don on March 14, 2013

Back in January of 2012, I wrote an article on the upcoming fee disclosure rules for 401k accounts. Plan providers were now being required to display how much in fees the employees were paying with their current 401k plan. This is an issue because up until the rule change, providers could essentially charge anything they […]

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I come from a family littered with divorces. It gets a little tricky on many levels, and taxes may be the least of concerns. But I do remember one year when my father feared an audit because the IRS flagged his tax return. It turns out that both he and his ex-wife, my mother, claimed […]

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Extreme Ways to Save Money

Posted by Kristen on March 11, 2013

When I’m looking for inspiration for personal finance tips to write about or want my own tips for myself, sometimes I flip on the television to watch a certain show that gives inspiration on saving. Watching TLC’s Extreme Couponing or Extreme Cheapskates makes me realize just exactly what I would not be willing to do […]

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Here at My Dollar Plan, we’ve covered a lot of tax tips over the years. We thought it might be helpful if we put some of our favorites in one place for your weekend finance reading. Source: 401(K) 2013 Tax Reads How Do You Handle Lending Club Taxes? – For those of you who do […]

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How to Claim a Medical Expense Tax Deduction

Posted by Kristen on March 6, 2013

Medical bills and health related expenses can really add up throughout the year. Having to pay for medical costs, dental costs, and health insurance is a huge portion of where many people’s income goes, especially for families. And it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that astronomical medical bills are the cause of […]

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You Think You’re Saving Money… But You’re Not

Posted by Kristen on March 5, 2013

Do you feel proud of yourself when you and your family manage to save money on something? I know I do. But here’s the problem: sometimes we get so caught up in finding a good deal, getting a great bargain on something, and saving money, that it actually is costing us more money, and we’re […]

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Beginner Credit Card Application Spree Q & A

Posted by Madison on March 4, 2013

After detailing my friend Annie’s $825 Beginner Credit Card Application Spree, readers had a few questions about it. They are fantastic questions that many of you would like to know the answers to: I won’t say that I was disappointed after reading your article (I never am!) I just thought it was for those just […]

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Finance Tips: How To Save Money While In College

Posted by Kate on March 2, 2013

March is a funny month – it can mean either chilly, dreary weather or tropical vacations and the early signs of spring. If you have some financial spring cleaning on your agenda, use some of these great finance reads to get a jumpstart! Source: Doug88888 Finance Reads How To Save Money While In College – […]

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US Airways 30,000 Mile Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Kate on March 1, 2013

With US Airways and American Airlines merging, US Airways miles should have more options for redemption in the coming months. The US Airways sign up bonus is this week’s Free Money Friday! US Airways Mastercard 30,000 Mile Sign-Up Bonus Apply for the US Airways Mastercard. Make your first purchase. Earn 30,000 bonus miles! Terms & […]

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