myFICO Promotion & Other Deals Ending

March 31, 2010

myFICO is running a promotion to celebrate their anniversary; 30% off the price of your credit report as well as other services like Score Watch, Suze Orman’s FICO® Kit, and IDFreeze. The promotion is over at the end of this month – myFICO Promo Code I cover deals, coupon codes, and savings in the deals section […]

Tax Deadline Looms!

March 30, 2010

Tax day is almost here, have you filed your taxes yet? If not, you can still get free H&R Block at Home software if you enter by the end of the day. Below are some tax tips from around the web on topics such as tax audits, tax deductions, hiring an accountant, amended tax returns, […]

Spring Break Travel Money Tips

March 25, 2010

Spring break trips always seem to cost more than you’d planned. Here are some tips on how to save money and make your dollar go farther on spring break. 10 Ways College Students can Save Money on Spring Break Spring Break Vacation Money Savers In terms of traveling, here are some things you can use […]

Quitting Your Job On Good Terms Can Pay Off

March 24, 2010

Quitting your job on good terms can definitely make a positive difference as you travel down your career path. Last weekend I heard two examples of why it pays off to leave your job in style, with your relationships intact and no bridges burned.  The first story shows how a bad break up with your […]

Free H&R Block at Home Software!

March 23, 2010

Free H&R Block at Home Giveaway Thanks to the team at H&R Block, I’m giving away free access to H&R Block at Home to three of you! If you haven’t heard of this tax prep software before, that’s because it used to be called TaxCut and just this year they changed the name to H&R Block […]

Tax Savings You Don’t Want to Miss

March 22, 2010

Here are a few tax deductions that you’ll definitely want to take advantage of if they apply to you for the 2009 tax year: Homebuyer Credits Granted, it would be kind of tough to miss these if you were in the home market at all last year, but there are substantial tax credits available to both […]

Web Giveaways

March 20, 2010

There are a few things being given away online that I wanted to let you know about this weekend: A Netbook Computer over at CoupleMoney. There are a few ways to enter to win so check it out. H&R Block is offering 24-hours of free tax advice this Thursday, March 25.  You can call 1-866-HRBLOCK or […]

Standard Deduction or Itemized Deduction?

March 19, 2010

First of all what are tax deductions? They are dollar amounts that tax payers subtract from their adjusted gross income in order to arrive at the amount of their taxable income. Needless to say the lower your taxable income is, the lesser the amount of taxes you will have due. When its time to file your tax returns you will have to decide between taking the standard deduction or to file itemized deductions. Which way you decide depends on a number of factors but you have to chose just one:

TradeKing IRA

March 17, 2010

A TradeKing IRA is a good option if you’re looking to open a Roth IRA or traditional IRA and make contributions for last year.  April 15th is the IRA contribution deadline, same as the tax deadline, and contributing to a traditional IRA can lower the taxes you owe for last year. There are multiple things […]

Tax Refund Loans – Costs & Alternatives

March 16, 2010

Tax refund loans, also known as refund anticipation loans or fast tax loans, can be a tempting option if you’re in need of money and expecting an IRS refund.  However, these tax refund loans can be a very expensive option due to the fees and interest charges that typically accompany them. Refund Anticipation Loans The official […]

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