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How Do You Organize Receipts?

Over the weekend, not only did I prepare and e-file my taxes, I also started a massive clean out project of all of the paper clutter that has been living in my apartment (and the apartments before this one!). I used to be a meticulous receipt saver and organizer. Matching them up with my bank statements and filing them away […]

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Save Your Credit Score by Using Automatic Payments

Did you know that one late payment can affect your credit score by as much as 20 points?  To avoid late payments, set up your credit cards so that you pay the minimum amount due on the due date each month. This will keep you from being slapped with late charges or fines. And set a reminder on your calendar […]

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Do You Do Your Own Taxes?

This weekend I’ve blocked off Sunday to finally get my taxes DONE. I’m embarrassed to admit that this is only the second year that I’ve prepared my own taxes. In the past my family’s accountant graciously tacked on my paperwork for a small fee. But last year I was cut off. For those of you considering doing your own the […]

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Why Now is the Time to Buy a TV

If you didn’t buy a television during the crazy deals of the past holiday season and you’re in the market for one, March is the month for you. Why? Each January, the Consumer Electronics show is held in Las Vegas. This is when manufacturers announce the next wave of TVs with new bells and whistles, which will start hitting store […]

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When Will You Get Your Tax Refund?

If you’ve finished and filed your taxes, you may be wondering when your much-anticipated refund check will show up in the mailbox. Thanks to a helpful online tool, there’s an easy way to find out.

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Save Money by Running Your Dishwasher at Night

Did you know running your dishwasher at night could cut down on your utility bills? Because many electric companies charge lower rates for off-peak usage (generally between 7 P.M. and noon) you can save some green by running large appliances (dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, etc.) during those hours. Try to avoid peak energy times as well—2 P.M. is generally when […]

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No More Mail on Saturdays. How Will it Affect You?

In a press conference yesterday Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe announced a plan to stop delivering mail six days per week, cutting out delivery of first class mail on Saturdays. The change to the delivery schedule would cut an estimated $2 billion from the U.S. Postal Service  budget, helping them get back on track financially. The proposed change wouldn’t go into […]

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How to Save Money on Your Wedding

Food and drinks are often among the biggest expenses of a wedding and can take a major hit to your budget. So what’s a bride and groom to do with limited resources?

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Teach Your Kids About Giving Back

Teach your little ones the importance of charitable giving by creating a jar to store money for charity.

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When Should You Sell Your Home?

Contrary to popular belief, selling your home during the spring might not be your best option. Recent data from Redfin suggests that you should put your house on the market sooner than later. The real estate website found that 59.2% of homes listed for sale now actually sell versus 53.1% that sell during the summer. Additionally, houses that go on the […]

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