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Posted on 27. Apr, 2012 by Emily.
What Debt Should You Pay Off First? - Despite the fact that the average American is $10,000 in debt, there’s not a well-known pay-off strategy for consumers. With different kinds of debt and various interest rates, it’s often difficult to come up with the most efficient pay-off plan. What will help you pay off your debt [...]
Posted on 25. Apr, 2012 by Emily.
Taxes Couples Filing Jointly - Tax season is upon us and for many husbands and wives, the time to decide between the married-filing-jointly or separately status on their returns. It may seem like a fairly straightforward decision, but there are several things to consider before a married couple decides their tax status. Taxes: Couples Filing Jointly [...]
Posted on 23. Apr, 2012 by Emily.
Affordable Colleges - It’s no secret that most colleges aren’t particularly affordable and graduating debt-free is almost impossible. Tuition is on the rise in America and with a weakened economy, more and more students are depending on student loans to get an education. As reported by CNN Money: “Students graduating from college last year walked away [...]
Posted on 18. Apr, 2012 by Emily.
Hidden College Costs – You’d think that shelling out thousands of dollars for tuition was bad enough, but the truth is that there are dozens of more hidden costs when a student heads off to college. Life on campus isn’t cheap– in fact, the prices are often inflated and the number of fees that surface [...]
Posted on 17. Apr, 2012 by Emily.
How to Fix a Tax Return Error – Today is Tax Day which means people around the country are scrambling to file error-free tax returns to the IRS. I, myself am a bit of a procrastinator and left my taxes until last week and I spent all of yesterday going over the paperwork with a [...]
Posted on 16. Apr, 2012 by Emily.
Tax Day Tips - Today is ‘tax day’ or the last day to finish your taxes before the midnight April 17th submission which means you might want to consider some last minute tax tips. Hopefully you’re pretty much done with the bulk of your return. If not, I strongly recommend filing for an extension. It’s better [...]
Posted on 09. Apr, 2012 by Emily.
Unusual Tax Deductions - I once had a friend who was able to write off beer as a tax deduction and even though I thought it was a bit unusual, I started doing a little more research and learned that her tax return is somewhat normal compared to what some other people submit. To clarify, my [...]
Posted on 07. Apr, 2012 by Emily.
Kony 2012 Sequel is Out and Fires Against Critics - This week, Invisible Children released its somewhat anticipated Kony 2012 sequel in which the organization seemingly “fires back against its critics”. (For those of you out of the loop on the matter, please check out my Kony 2012 cheat sheet.) If you’re aware of the Kony 2012 film [...]
Posted on 06. Apr, 2012 by Emily.
Richest Country in the World – Yesterday I wrote about the worst country (Somalia– more specifically Mogadishu, Somalia) to live in the world and today I thought I’d spend some time on the opposite of the spectrum examining richest and therefore the “best” place to live on planet Earth. Theoretically anyway. There’s always the debate [...]
Posted on 05. Apr, 2012 by Emily.
How to Travel on a Budget – Learning how to travel on a budget is one of the most rewarding skills a person can gain. More often than not people find traveling impossible because it’s just too expensive. Saving for a trip can take months, even years! I personally have found that traveling on a [...]