more about: money

What to Look For When Buying Plants

I’ve been thinking a lot about adding plants to my home lately, and I’m planning a trip to the garden center this weekend to find a few new ones. I’m going to be taking this list of tips with me for what to look for (and avoid)—the key is in the leaves: Never buy plants with: Brown, crispy leaf edges: May […]

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How to Pay Your Taxes Over Time

If you can’t pay off all the taxes you owe in one go this year, sign up to pay them off in installments instead. Start by sending in as much as you can afford with your tax return, and then visit the IRS.gov section on payments and installments to set up a plan. The downside? It will cost you $105 […]

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Create Your Own Subscription Box

I got the chance to speak with Vera Gibbons of Yahoo! Financially Fit a few days ago about all of the beauty and food subscription boxes that are available on the market, but what do you do if you can’t find one that’s right for you? Luckily, you can actually create your own “subscription box” of a sort using the […]

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A Money-Saving Online Shopping Trick

It may be tempting to browse your favorite retailer’s sites without registering, but doing so may cause you to miss out on some great bargains.

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Surprising Tax Day Statistics

Think tax day is stressful? You’re not alone. Check out these surprising tax statistics, and tell us in the comments what you find most anxiety producing about tax day.     – 4 in 10: The number of people who think that cutting their own hair is less risky than filing their own taxes. – 1/2: The proportion of tax […]

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Why You Should Buy Shoes Now

It may be snowing here in New York (yes, you read that right), but now’s the ideal time to buy sandals. Here’s why:

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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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