Avoid These 8 Tax Mistakes + MORE

Designer Checks Stinks

– freemoneyfinance.com

Before I get into this post I want to say one thing: Yes, I still use checks. Get over it.
You all know that I use credit cards and have a debit card as well. So not all of my financial transactions are using instruments that were very popular in the 80’s. But I’m not going to give certain companies my bank account information for electronic payments — I simply don’t trust them…

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Avoiding credit card traps

– getrichslowly.org/blog

This is a guest post from John Ulzheimer. John is a recognized expert on credit reporting, credit scoring and identity theft, and is the Senior Columnist at Credit Card Insider. He is twice Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) certified by the credit reporting industry’s trade association and has been an expert witness in more than 100 cases involving credit issues…

A few pieces of pizza go a long way.

– punchdebtintheface.com

A few pieces of pizza go a long way.Girl Ninja and I do our grocery shopping on Sundays after church. Why we pick this day and time is beyond me. I often forget we are in a Trader Joe’s, because on Sundays it might as well be a zoo. The place is packed.
Since we were feeling pretty lazy after running our errands, we decided to pick up a Costco pizza for lunch/dinner…

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How to find free pictures and images you can use on your blog or website
When it comes to blogging, having an image versus not having an image to go with your blog post can make a huge difference from a reader’s standpoint.
People don’t read entire blog posts, but more often than not skim the posts for key points and information. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “a picture is worth a thousand words…

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Best Money Tips: Secrets to Successful Haggling

Welcome to Wise Bread’s Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on secrets to successful haggling, tax breaks every mom needs to know about, and making money spring cleaning.
Top 5 Articles
Secrets to Successful Haggling — Be sure to haggle when purchasing something at a yard sale, thrift store, or from the classifieds…

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PC Financial Online Banking: Why I Chose President’s Choice FinancialChoosing a bank is one of the most important decisions you can make for your finances. Personally, I use PC Financial online banking for the no-fee account, but there are plenty of other options available as well.Online banking has become popular because it’s possible to get the convenience of 24/7 banking, as well as save money on fees and receive competitive yields on deposit products…

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9 Last-Minute Tax Tips

– moneytalksnews.com

9 Last-Minute Tax TipsThe last day to file your taxes is April 15.  If you waited until the home stretch, you’re not alone: The IRS told the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal 20 to 25 percent of Americans wait until the last two weeks to file their return.That’s not hard to imagine. After all, if you’re getting a refund, you file as soon as you get a W-2…

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Can You Retire Comfortably On $31,722 per year?Message for RSS readers
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How to Plan for the Inevitable and Stay Out of DebtVia Credit.com. By Todd Tresidder
Are you ready for some tough love?
You are the cause of all your debt problems. You are solely responsible.
For some, this is a bitter pill to swallow. It doesn’t feel good. Facing this truth can be uncomfortable, but until you see the cause of your financial problems looking back at you in the mirror, you may never get out of your vicious cycle of debt…

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Bye Bye American Refinance Pie

– budgetsaresexy.com/

Bye Bye American Refinance Pie
Remember that awesome refinancing idea I had back in January? (Well, awesome to me but dumb to a portion of you? ;)) Whelp, I’ve finally decided to shoot it down myself for the time being. Oddly enough it was a lot harder to fine someone to loan us $65,000 than I initially thought 😉 Haha… But I still very much love the idea!
(For those who missed it – my plan was to take out a loan from a friend/biz person and pay THEM the 5% interest on it instead of my mortgage company, so that way we can refinance and lock in a lower rate going forward (which we can’t do at the moment cuz we’re too underwater)…

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Dealing with Money Stress

– thesimepledollar.com

All of us face stress from our financial situation at some point. For some, the stress might come from not being able to make our bills. For others, it might come from suboptimal returns in our retirement accounts or money loaned to a relative who’s clearly not going to pay you back or a spouse that’s spending too much…

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Avoid These 8 Tax Mistakes

– moneyinfant.com

April 15th is just around the corner and in the U.S. that means tax filing deadline. If you haven’t already filed (and I’m guessing most of my readers have), you are rapidly running out of time to get those taxes prepared and filed with the IRS.

Unfortunately, good tax planning doesn’t happen when you are ready to file your taxes, it happens in the 12 months before tax time…

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How to Manage Different Investment Risk Tolerances Between SpousesAfter 40+ years of marriage, my spouse and I have come to acknowledge that one of us is more of a financial risk taker than the other. Understanding this fact helps us live with each other’s opinions on how and in what we should invest. Here are some suggestions to help you do the same.
Understand each partner’s money history and experience…

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