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Wedding Budget: 3 Little Known Ways to Cut Costs

Wedding Budget 3 Little Known Ways to Cut Costs - TaxACT

Are you getting married in the near future? Are you trying hard to stick to that wedding budget when planning? First off, congratulations! Now you just have to figure out how to have a classy wedding (and stick to your wedding budget) without paying for it for the next ten years. Sure, weddings can be […]

4 Simple Car Maintenance Tips That Will Save You Thousands

4 Simple Car Maintenance Tips That Will Save You Thousands - TaxACT

Have you ever owned a car that was a complete lemon? I know I have. Every time I got something repaired, it seemed like another part went bad. The repairs never ended and it left my wallet completely empty. As I’ve matured and grown older, I realized that it may have not been the fault […]

How to Thrift Shop Like a Pro and Save Big

How to Thrift Shop Like a Pro - TaxACT

Do you thrift shop? Have you ever considered thrift shopping to save money? Many people have the mentality that if they can afford the brand new, high class items, then why not buy them. After all, we only live once and we should enjoy our time here on earth! Well, that sounds all well and […]

3 Tips for Buying Furniture on a Budget

3 Tips for Buying Furniture on a Budget - TaxACT

Are you in the market for new furniture? Are you heading back to school trying to fill that dorm room or apartment? Maybe you currently have furniture that’s falling to pieces and it desperately needs replacement. Or, perhaps you recently moved across the country and sold your old furniture so you didn’t have to move […]

Travel in the Off-Season to Save Money

Travel in the Off-Season to Save Money - TaxACT

Are you planning a family vacation before school starts again? Or just looking to get away from the daily grind? In my life, I have lived in Michigan and I have lived in Florida. It’s actually kind of funny to see the very different travel plans between these two states. In Michigan, the winters get […]

5 Cheap Ways to Extend the Life of Your Furniture

5 Cheap Ways to Extend the Life of Your Furniture - TaxACT

Do you take the extra effort to extend the life of your furniture? Do you realize that your furniture is one of the most expensive items in your house right now? If you’re like the average person, your living room set probably cost you over $2,000, and that price only included the sofa, love seat, […]

Pay Off Debt: 5 Tools to Help You Become Debt Free

5 Tools to Help You Beat Debt Fatigue - TaxACT

Are you currently trying to pay off debt? If you just started the journey, it can be quite exciting can’t it? All you can think about is being completely debt free and you dream of the day that it actually happens. Every extra penny that you earn is set aside to pay off your debt […]

Graduation Presents on a Budget

Graduation Presents on a Budget - TaxACT

Do you currently know of someone that’s graduating soon? Well guess what? That means that you’d better save up your pennies, because you’ll need to buy them a gift for their open house. I know I know, the gifts never end. There’s wedding gifts, baby shower gifts, graduation gifts, birthdays, Christmas, and if you’re part […]

The Importance of Self-Education

The Importance of Self-Education - TaxACT

How do you continue your education? Online classes, college, books? The value of education is stressed upon us from an early age – starting with our teachers pushing us to achieve higher grades, to our parents’ desire for us to continue on to college. However, alternative forms of education, like trade school, apprenticeships and self-education […]

10 Ways to Save Money on Your Next Car Purchase

10 Ways to Save Money on Your Next Car Purchase by TaxACT

Are you in the market for a new vehicle? Do you have a plan for your next car purchase? Getting a new car is an important financial decision – even more so when you have the luxury of planning out your car purchase ahead of time. A crucial factor that must be fully considered is […]

Buying in Bulk and Couponing: Why Having a Stockpile is For Everyone

Buying in Bulk and Couponing: Why Having a Stockpile is For Everyone

Have you ever watched Extreme Couponing and wondered if the people on that show are crazy? Does it seem weird that these people need a 1,000 bottles of Aspirin or 400 tubes of toothpaste? Yes, they get it for free, but does that mean that they absolutely need to get it? I personally cringe every […]

7 Steps to Creatively Pay Off Debt

7 Steps to Creatively Pay Off Your Debt by TaxACT

Are you overwhelmed with debt? Or do you have some debt but just can’t seem to get to that last payment? In some circumstances, debt is unavoidable. However, what can be avoided is how far you allow yourself to sink into debt. Fortunately, it’s never too late to turn around your priorities and start climbing […]