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Tax Credits and Deductions for a College Education

If you’re a college student, are paying off student loans, or have a child in college in 2016, be sure to look out for education-related tax deduction and credits when you file your taxes next year. The IRS names several available deductions and credits related to college expenses, including student loan interest. I’ll break down […]

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How to Organize Your Receipts (the Easy Way!) with Google Drive

Does anyone else have a problem with losing receipts? Have you stuffed a receipt in your pocket or purse, never to be found again? Maintaining your receipts in an organized fashion is important for many purposes, such as making a warranty claim or preparing your taxes. Scanning receipts and saving them to Google Drive can make […]

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How to Get An Extension of Time to File Your Tax Return

Recently I Interviewed Mark Steber, Chief Tax Officer at Jackson Hewitt. The interview focused on last-minute tax tips, but he also discussed some tips on how to file an extension of time for your income tax return. Filing for an extension is a simple process for the most part. That is, as long as you […]

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A Review: Is Chase Bank the Best Option for Your Money?

Shopping around for a new bank? Or maybe you just need an additional single-use checking account to keep your budget straight? While small banks and credit unions are a great option, don’t leave the big names off your list, either. Chase Bank is a big name in the industry, and they offer their customers quite […]

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How to Cut Your Cable Bill By $180 (But Not Miss March Madness)

“Cutting the cord” has become all the rage. By that, of course, I mean the cable cord. Maybe you want to cut your cable bill significantly so you can put more money towards debt. Or maybe you just want to offload the landline you never use. Either way, technology is making it easier to cut […]

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Can You Really Pay Off Your Mortgage Early with a HELOC?

There’s a new strategy floating around the personal finance world: paying off your mortgage faster with a home equity line of credit, commonly known as a HELOC. The strategy alleges that you can pay off your mortgage in just a few years. Will it work? On paper it’s brilliant, but I think most of us […]

Leasing a Car: How to Be Smart About It

Most of the time, leasing a car should be one of the last options for aspiring car owners. Even purchasing a car is a losing proposition; you’re spending a significant amount of money for an asset that depreciates, even as it transports you from point A to point B. In most cases, leasing just makes […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Flexible Spending Accounts

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) are also known as Flexible Spending Arrangements. These are limited-use accounts set up through an employer which allow you to save pre-tax dollars for specific types of expenses. In this guide we’ll cover everything you need to know about setting up and using a Flexible Spending Account.   Unlike Health Savings […]

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The Money Binder: How to Prepare Your Finances For Your Death

In many families one person handles the finances. In our case, I handle everything about our money from budgeting to investing. My wife has no interest in taking over this responsibility. And that presents a potential problem. What would my wife do should I get hit by a truck? How would she handle our investments? […]

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How to Save Big with Student Loan Refinancing

Until recently, student loans were about the only lending market in the U.S. that didn’t provide options for restructuring credit. You can refinance your mortgage. Refinance your car. Consolidate your credit cards. But can you refinance your student loans? Today, this just might be possible. I recently spoke with Brendan Coughlin, President of Consumer Lending […]

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3 Money Rules that will Guarantee an Early Retirement

“I know all the rules but, the rules do not know me. Guaranteed” After listening to the 200th episode of the Dough Roller podcast, I answered the call to be a contributor to the website.  I will share my experiences with building wealth and becoming a DIY investor and tax planner to prepare for our […]

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