Do I Need an Accountant or CPA? Knowing When to Outsource Your Taxes

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Tweet Finding an Accountant Can Lead to Big Tax Savings If you’re like most Americans you probably have a good handle on completing your taxes on your own. Over the years it has become incredibly easy for anyone with a computer thanks to TurboTax and H&R Block At Home to sit down and go through […]

Five Things to Look for When Choosing Online Colleges

Tweet When it comes to online colleges, not all are created equally. Many schools and universities are unaccredited which means that their degrees and other qualifications are not accepted by some employers. If you want to find a civil service job, you will need to attend an accredited online college. Employers will look at the […]

How to Take an Inexpensive Road Trip

Tweet I just picked up a copy of Road Trip USA: Cross-Country Adventures on America’s Two-Lane Highways by Jamie Jensen from my local library because I wanted to plan an inexpensive road trip this year. The book’s itineraries, albeit too rich for my budget-loving blood, got me to thinking about ways you can cut costs […]

How to Spend Your Tax Refund


Tweet Whenever tax seasons rolls around there are a lot of people who are chomping at the bit to get their hands on their tax refund. And for good reason. The average tax refund in recent years has been hovering around $3,000, and that’s just for federal taxes. Obviously, a $3,000 windfall could mean a […]

Infographic – Generations and Debt


Tweet What would you do if you had a lot of credit data and wanted to help educate people on how to be better with credit and debt? You’d probably pore through the data, try to find some trends, and then share those trends with the world. It’s something a lot of credit bureaus try […]

What to Do If You Can't Pay Your Taxes on Time

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Tweet As the tax deadline looms, it is an appropriate time to explore what can happen to a taxpayer who is unable to make their tax payment to the IRS. While this is not a situation you typically plan on being in, it happens to the best of us. At least you have a few […]

Five Places to Find Discount Prescription Eyeglasses

Tweet Do you gasp in shock every time your optometrist offers you a pair of $300-$400 eyeglasses? Do you have more than one family member needing corrective lenses? If you don’t want to go into debt after every eye exam, you’ll want to pay careful attention to what I’m going to say next. It pays […]

How to Have a Memorable Valentine’s Day Without Spending Any Money


Tweet With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, it’s all too easy to fall into the trap of spending money you don’t have on things that you don’t need. If you’re looking for ways to make your loved ones feel special this February 14th but don’t want to go broke doing so, you’ve come to the right […]

How to Check Your Tax Refund Status and When It Will Be Deposited

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Tweet Once you’re filed your taxes, either electronically via eFile, sent off by your accountant, or mailed in the old fashioned way, you’re probably wondering when you can get your hands on that tax refund check. You can check your tax refund status 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, using the Where is My Refund tool on […]