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Archives for December 2012

How to Graduate From College With No Student Loan Debt

How would you like to graduate from college with no student loan debt? As a mother of seven children, I’ve worked hard to keep our kids debt free, particularly when it comes to student loan debt, because we know that one day they will have to pay back those loans Not every student will graduate […]

Why Your Favorite Celebrity is a Corporation

Have you ever wondered about how the movie business works? For your sake, I hope you never find out. Learning the secrets of the entertainment industry is like waking up every morning and finding out that the Easter Bunny killed Santa in a bloody fight to the death, and both of them were figments of […]

10 Free Credit Card Benefits You Might Not Know About

Did you know, for most people, the number one reason for paying with plastic is to earn rewards. Is this your main use of credit cards? You may be surprised to learn that your credit card benefits programs – if used strategically – may end up being worth even more than the rewards you earn!

Save Money to Pay Down Student Loan Debt

How would you like to pay off your student loan debt? As a mother of seven children who are young adults and college educated, I know what it is like to struggle to pay for school and manage student loan debt. Be free of student loan debt I believe that every person can be free […]

I’m Married, What Filing Status Should I Choose?

Your wedding day is one of the most exciting and memorable days of your life. It makes all the hectic planning leading up to the big day well worth it. And as you began walking down the aisle to say “I do”, I’m sure you weren’t thinking about your income taxes – at least, I […]

Donate to Charities to Decrease Taxable Income

Are you asking for a receipt and itemizing your donations when donate to charities? You should be. Beyond the personal satisfaction of donating to charitable organizations, there could also be income tax benefits for your kind gestures. Generally, you can take a deduction for contributions of money or property that you make to a qualified […]

5 Common Mistakes to Avoid On Your Tax Return

Are you spending countless hours organizing and preparing your income tax return? According to the IRS, the average American spends approximately 12 hours preparing a Form 1040 income tax return. With so much time invested, the last thing you want to do is make a mistake on your tax return – especially one that delays […]

Better Off Donating or Having a Garage Sale

Can’t decide if you should have a garage sale to get rid of your excess stuff or just box it up and donate it? Not sure which option, in the end, will earn you the most money? There are a lot of people who enjoy taking a day to have a garage sale (or yard […]

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