Where to Find Coupons for Your Favorite Products

Posted by Amanda on February 28, 2013

We’ve all read or watched stories of people who are able to walk out of stores with ten Tide detergents for $5.00 to round out their huge stockpiles at home. If you watch them at the cash register, they hand over a stack of coupons as thick as playbooks. Have you ever wondered how they […]

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Do You Have to Pay Tax on Gambling Winnings?

Posted by Amanda on February 27, 2013

I went to my first horse race ever a few weeks ago when I snagged an awesome mystery shopping gig. The mystery shop reimbursable expenses even included three $10 bets that I placed on three different horse races. How neat! I have never placed a bet on anything before, and I was hopeful that I […]

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Alternative to Becoming a Landlord

Posted by Don on February 26, 2013

There is a lot of talk about buying investment properties with housing prices still recovering from the housing bust. Buying an investment property can be an exciting and fun challenge (and more work than you think!). While most will focus on how much money they will make each month from the renter, you have to […]

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Merrill Edge 529 $50 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Kate on February 22, 2013

If you’re looking to start saving for college for your children or other close family members, this week’s Free Money Friday offer is for you! Merrill Edge is offering a $50 sign-up bonus! How to Get Your $50 Bonus Open a NextGen College Investing plan with Merrill Edge. Fund the account with at least $5,000 […]

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10 Free or Cheap Winter Activities

Posted by Kristen on February 21, 2013

Earlier, I did an article on 11 fun, free or cheap activities to do during winter at home. I mentioned how it’s so easy to find free things in summer to do since the weather is warm and the days are long. Winter is a little more difficult though. And as much as I do […]

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How to File Taxes as Domestic Partners

Posted by Amanda on February 20, 2013

Update: The laws have changed! Please see the New Rules on How to File a Joint Tax Return for Domestic Partners. The federal government does not recognize domestic partners as being married for either legal or tax purposes. However, some states do recognize domestic partners as being married for legal and tax purposes. Naturally, this […]

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Finding Alternatives to Low Interest Rates

Posted by Don on February 19, 2013

When I think back to my grandparent’s retirement years, I remember them talking about how they generated income from their investments. While they received a Social Security check each month in the mail, a good portion of their income actually came from their investments. Most of their investments were in what are considered safe investments, […]

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7 Ways to Use Your Tax Refund as Parents

Posted by Kristen on February 18, 2013

Filing taxes can be stressful. It is even more stressful when you have a baby crying in the background, lunches to pack before the school bus leaves, and costumes to make for the school play. But on the upside, parents filing taxes can get some breaks for having kids (like education credits, dependent care credits […]

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Fill your long Presidents’ Day Weekend with some of these excellent personal finance reads! Source: neighborhoods.org Announcements Vanguard just announced they’re launching the international bond index fund and ETF. More on international and bonds: Should You Add International Bonds to Your Portfolio? Diversify Bond Funds with CDs Asset Allocation to Include More International Exposure Finance […]

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Williams-Sonoma $25 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Kate on February 15, 2013

We hinted at a great offer in the most recent credit card application spree when we talked about the Williams-Sonoma card. It’s this week’s Free Money Friday offer and great for all of those spring weddings you may have coming up! How to Get Your $25 Bonus Apply for the Williams-Sonoma card. Use your card […]

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