Finance Tips: Track Your Net Worth as a Wealth Building Strategy

Even with tax time behind us, we found some great finance reads out there this week on taxes, travel, retirement and more! Featured Finance Tip Wealth Strategy: Track Your Net Worth – I have to agree that I think this is one of the best things you can do to set yourself on the path [...]

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Serve $50 Statement Credits Per Month via Isis

American Express’ Serve is offering a cool rebate offer through their Isis Mobile Wallet. Every time you make a purchase over $1 you’ll get $1 back, with potential for up to $150 back during the next 3 months – it’s this week’s Free Money Friday offer! How to Get Your Bonus If you haven’t already, [...]

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MonaVie Mynt is Coming For Your Kids

As regular readers know, I find it interesting and amazing that multi-level marketing companies still exist to scam people in 2014. It’s been more than 25 years after Money Magazine called the scam a mess looking to take in the gullible. Regular readers also know that I learned about MLM from writing about MonaVie, when […]

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How to Start Making Money with YouTube

One of the oft-written about topics on financial blogs involves ways to save money. Saving money is certainly one piece of the ‘earn more and/or spend less’ mantra. Supplementing one’s primary income with part-time gigs/ventures can provide a fillip to stretched budgets and/or offer additional contribution to savings/investment accounts. With the ubiquity of the Internet, […]

How to Handle an Income Tax Audit

The thought of being audited by the IRS can be horrifying. Much of that fear probably comes from not really understanding an audit. In many cases, people don’t understand how or why they are getting audited, what they need to do once they find out they are being audited, and what happens next for them. [...]

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Affordable Schools Online 2014-04-17 09:00:34

By Megan O’Neil The costs of a cyberattack on the University of Maryland that was made public last month will… READ MORE

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Are You Worried About Your Financial Future?

Are you worried about your financial future? Scared about being able to afford to retire? Maybe you are scared about affording health care or if an emergency will wipe you out. If you have any of these concerns, it is time to face your fears head on and start making things happen so that if [...]

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Aldi – A Different Kind of Grocery Store

Many months ago I saw these Temkin Customer Service Ratings that included the top and bottom rated companies. I noted that USAA is at the top (as it should be) and Comcast and Cox cables services were at the bottom. This is exactly how we feel about these companies, so it wasn’t a surprise. My […]

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These Libraries Elevate the Studying Experience

Often times, the library on campus is a dark, windowless building filled with rows of dusty, little-touched books. Quiet, institutional,… READ MORE

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Easy Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund the Right Way

The tax deadline is here! If you are still finishing your tax return today, be sure to see the Last Minute Checklist for Getting Your Taxes Done Right! And if you aren’t going to finish today, you’ll want to head straight for the information in How to File for a Tax Extension. Once your taxes [...]

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Higher Ed Driven By New Mix of Catalysts

As the discussions over higher ed in the U.S. grow louder and more multi-faceted, one thing becoming increasingly clear is… READ MORE

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Deal! Two Years of ESPN Insider (and Magazine) for $9

I usually don’t post deals that find on the blog. On Twitter, I do. However, I feel like the blog is for longer articles that are a little more in depth. Today, I’m making an exception, because I think this is a good enough deal that is of interest to many readers. If you don’t […]

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Last Minute Checklist for Getting Your Taxes Done Right

Before you head out to file your taxes before the tax deadline, you’ll need to grab more than just your wallet to pay your tax professional for their services. There are a large number of items you need to bring with you when filing your taxes. In many cases, these items are essential to filling [...]

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How to Make the Most of Underemployment

In many cases, underemployment means doing work you don’t enjoy for less than you’re worth. Sometimes, being underemployed means only working part-time hours, even though you want to work full-time. Underemployment can be a drag on your morale, and it is especially difficult, since you can’t usually collect unemployment benefits when you’re underemployed, so you […]

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Preparing for the Income Tax Deadline (2013-2014): Personal Taxes

Income Tax Deadline With the income tax deadline just around the corner for tax year 2013, which is May 5, 2014 it’s time to start thinking about what’s required to file.  Why isn’t it April 30 like other years?  CRA had to close down their NETFILE services for a few days due to an internet security vulnerability […]

Finishing College In Three Years Can Save Students Thousands

In response to growing concern over student debt and rising college expenses — yet under pressure — to maintain academic… READ MORE

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Student Loans Put Brakes on Economy

American students are well over $1 trillion in debt, and it’s starting to hurt everyone, economists say. Across the country,… READ MORE

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avoiding the Waiting Place

If you’ve read my blog for any length of time (or for that matter, talked to me in person) you’ll know that I have been an avid proponent of consulting as a career choice for a long time.  I started my career working for two of the biggest consulting firms in the world, and spent […]

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American Express $250 Sign Up Bonus

American Express is offering a sign up bonus on the American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card for 25,000 points and it’s this week’s Featured Deal! The 25,000 points are worth up to $250 in gift cards. The Premier card was one that I had long forgotten about, but resurfaced when I made my list earlier [...]

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Devil’s Advocate: Give Uncle Sam a Free Loan!

I was reading an article from Yes I am Cheap suggesting that people Stop Giving Uncle Sam A Free Loan. She’s writing about popular finance experts’ mantra that you should set your deductions such that you don’t get a big refund at tax time. When you do, it means you could have received a little […]

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TurboTax Coupon, Why You Don’t Have to Save, Emotional Investing, Bad Retirement Advice, and more!

For those you who use TurboTax to file taxes online, here is a 15% off coupon! A Canadian Money Forum member shares an interesting story about Inheriting a house that isn’t your parents, where the mortgage payments were made by the parents but the deed is in another family member’s name. Life offers choices most […]

TurboTax Coupon, Why You Don’t Have to Save, Emotional Investing, Bad Retirement Advice, and more!

For those you who use TurboTax to file taxes online, here is a 15% off coupon! A Canadian Money Forum member shares an interesting story about Inheriting a house that isn’t your parents, where the mortgage payments were made by the parents but the deed is in another family member’s name. Life offers choices most […]

Planning Meals in Advance Saves Big Money

Yesterday, I wrote about Marriage Tension and Money, which was inspired this graphic in this month’s Money Magazine (click for larger version): The real reason that graphic got my attention was the bottom line that 28% of couples frequently argue about “What’s for dinner?” My wife and I don’t argue about it, but for years […]

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Financial Lessons Learned From March Madness

I’m a sports nut. As such, March is a great month simply for the fact that there is great college basketball to watch. It’s great to watch starting with the conference championships because a team that had a horrible season can make a run and if they win their conference tournament, they get invited to [...]

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Seven Steps to Investing in Yourself

Many of us spend the majority of our lives investing in other people’s projects and dreams.  We work long and hard each day to achieve the goals of our employers. We pay 15–45% of our income in taxes to pay for the plans and efforts of our country, state, and county. We invest our money in […]

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