Best Tax Software

February 12, 2011

The best tax software for your tax return depends on a variety of factors but the big three of tax prep software (Turbo Tax, Tax Act, and H&R Block at Home) remain some of the best choices this year. They’ve all been around for a while so they have a lot of experience handling new tax rules […]

Credit Sesame Review

February 10, 2011

Credit Sesame is a website that can give you a free credit score and find you lower interest rates on your home loan and consumer debt. I first heard about Credit Sesame because of the free credit score they offer but after trying it out discovered that’s only part of their approach to reducing debt. Lower […]

Free H&R Block Tax Software

February 9, 2011

Office Depot is giving away free H&R Block tax software – 2 copies of H&R Block At Home Deluxe! All members of the Money Smart Life newsletter are eligible to win the software so enter your email below Is H&R Block At Home Deluxe the right version for your taxes? Here are some of the […]

Tax Roundup

February 8, 2011

The tax deadline is getting closer!  If you haven’t thought about your taxes yet, it’s time to start.  You do have a few extra days this year because of the tax deadline delay, and you can always file a tax extension, but that just delays the inevitable.  Time to call your accountant or break out the tax […]

Comparing Auto Insurance Quotes Online

February 7, 2011

Getting auto insurance quotes online can help you save money by giving you an idea of the best insurance rates that you qualify for. Checking them out online means you have access to a fast quote that can help you compare a potential new rate to what you’re currently paying for your auto insurance premiums.  If […]

American Express Daily Wish Deals

February 6, 2011

American Express card holders can take advantage of a deal site sponsored by American Express called Daily Wish. We pointed it out as part of the credit card promotions list but this will give you a little more detail. You can register for the site for free with any American Express credit card. Once you sign up […]

Groupon Coupons Review

February 3, 2011

New Deal – $20 of books for $10 at Barnes and Noble – Click Here You’ve probably heard your friends or family members talking about Groupon deals or coupons recently – you may have even gotten a Groupon gift card for Christmas. The local deals site is growing in popularity; Google actually offered to buy the company […]

Turbo Tax Review 2010

February 2, 2011

Turbo Tax Review I’ve used Intuit’s TurboTax to file my income taxes for the last five years. During that time, I’ve used a few different versions including the desktop and online versions of the software. I like the online version the best, and currently use the TurboTax Home and Business to handle my business filing […]

Organizing Your Finances – Farnoosh Torabi Interview

February 1, 2011

Keeping your records organized is an important part of keeping your personal finances straight.  We use online bill pay for all our recurring bills and charge most everything else on a cash back credit card.  We use the Blue Cash card not only for the cash back but also because it gives us a nice […]

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