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12 Tax Audit Red Flags

IRS Audit

A tax audit has to be one of the scariest terms in the in the English language. We’ve all seen the stereotype image of having to go and be questioned by tax authorities, defending our tax returns and it all seems like a scenario out of the Spanish Inquisition. Have you ever wondered what kinds […]

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Happy Presidents Day

History of Presidents Day

I was preparing to write a quick post in honor of Presidents Day when I found out a few interesting facts in my research into the history of this holiday. Presidents Day is a relatively new holiday having been created by an act of congress in 1971.  Prior to 1968 George Washington’s birthday was a […]

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Simplify Your Finances – Infographic

Master Your Finances

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Tax Preparation Checklist

Tax Preparation Checklist

Everything You Need In Oder To Do Your Taxes It’s that time of year again when W2’s are in the mail and everyone starts scrambling around searching for those receipts from last year and wondering will I get a refund or will I have to pay. The 2013 Tax Season has arrived and one of […]

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Three Benefits of Liquid Investments

Liquid Investments

When you are looking at potential investments, one way to compare them is how liquid they are. Liquidity refers to how easily you can sell the investment to raise cash. Cash and cash equivalents are the most liquid investments. Stocks, bonds and mutual funds are also fairly liquid. There are several benefits of keeping your […]

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Save Money By Making Better Decisions During a Claim

Injury Claim

If you have been injured and someone else caused the accident then you may be able to claim compensation, not only for the injury you have suffered but also for additional losses that you have incurred. If you are not a legal or insurance expert, however, knowing how to get the best financial result is […]

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Business Owners New Year’s Resolution: Getting Your Finances Organized

Organize Your Life

Small business owners are certainly a group of people that needs to think about getting and remaining organized. If they can manage to do this for their business, then that business will grow, and the employees will be happier. Organization is a goal that most people have, but sadly many do not end up reaching […]

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Buy? Hold? Sell? What’s the Answer?

Stocks & Investments

Image via Flickr by 401(K) 2012 The economic recession and resulting volatile stock market has almost become cliché. Advertisers overuse the situation and analysts overthink the problems until we almost stop listening – but still, we want answers. Being able to discern between the nonsense and the facts is an ability that can be quite […]

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How to Raise Money for Causes That Count

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Worthy causes are usually the types of organizations that require consistent funding. If you have a cause that you believe in, then it is important that you find creative and effective ways to raise money for that cause. There are several ways that people can raise money for worthy causes that will allow these organizations […]

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5 Non-Profits Surviving on Generosity: How They Make It Work

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Several organizations rely on donations alone as a business model. These non-profits know how to earn money and even thrive during a recession. Take a look at five of the biggest non-profits and how they make this business model work. Volunteers from the United Way Image via Flickr by Thompson Rivers The United Way is […]

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How to Stay Afloat Financially After Losing Your Job

How To Survive Getting Laid Off

The recent economic downturn has affected many businesses and cost employees across the nation their jobs, and when you are one of those who has been let go, you need a plan of action in order to survive. Several practical tips can help you stay afloat financially during this stressful time. Family Involvement Involve the […]

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Affordable Home Loan Options

Home Mortgage

Home shoppers are constantly hunting for the best deal available.  They have to prioritize their must-haves to find a reasonable balance of size, location, property condition and price.  With all of these home details to consider, buyers don’t always take the time to evaluate loan program options.  First-time home buyers who are new to loans […]

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Financial Goals for the New Year

Get Out of Debt Resolution

It’s that time of year when everyone starts thinking about what their new year’s resolutions are going to be.  Every year, I set goals for all areas of my life, from financial, to career, to physical.  I typically write 1 year and 5 year goals. Do you know what your goals are for 2012?  If […]

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What Not To Buy During The Winter

Save Money On Winter Shopping

Saving money this winter is easy when you steer clear of these items and wait to buy them later. Summer Vegetables When it comes to grocery shopping the best way to save money is by making sure you are buying the fruits and vegetables that are in season. I realize that depending on where you […]

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Quick Tips to a Stress Free Holiday Season

Holiday Stress Survival Kit

 My Personal Holiday Stress Survival Kit It’s the Holiday’s a chill is in the air, decorations being hung, shopping to do, spending time with family and friends; so much is going on.  One thing to keep in mind in the middle of all the maelstrom of chaos is that the Holiday’s is also one of […]

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4 Signs a House Is Overpriced

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Whether you’re a homeowner looking to sell your home or a real estate agent helping homeowners price their homes, you need to know how to spot a house that is overpriced so you don’t make the same mistake. That’s why we’ve detailed some of the most common things that will tip you off that a […]

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The Price of Addiction: What It’s Costing Your Family

Price of Addiction

Abusing a substance, whether it be legal or illegal, can have devastating effects on a person’s body. But, the devastation does not stop here. It can also lead to horrible effects on the abuser’s family’s finances. Continue reading below to learn how a substance abuse problem can completely turn a family’s finances upside down, sometimes […]

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3 Powerful Ideas For Your Budget During The Holidays

Budget Ideas For The Holidays

The Holiday season is here and if you’re like most people you want to be able to buy the best and latest gifts for everyone in your family, all your friends, and of course a couple gifts for yourself!  I believe in giving, I think it’s an essential part of life, but I don’t believe […]

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Tips for Starting to Invest in the Foreign Currency Market

Investing In Forex

Investing in the foreign currency market can be lucrative. However, it is not without risks, especially for people just starting out. Many years ago, the foreign currency market was only open to large traders, such as multinational companies, banks or other entities with big sums of money to invest. Now even people with small amounts […]

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Car Leasing Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated

Car Leasing Made Easy

  More and more people are turning to car leasing as a way of making ownership of a brand new car more affordable and cost effective.  Whether you are looking to lease a car for business, or personally, the benefits are numerous but many people still don’t take up the benefits because the whole process […]

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