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obamacare and taxes
Personal Finance

Obamacare and Your Taxes: What You Should Know

Health care has been a confusing subject for me, mostly because I am from Canada, where we never have to worry about health insurance because it doesn’t exist. We just pay higher taxes, and in exchange we never have to worry about going bankrupt if we get sick. Seems like […]

How to Tip in Every Situation
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How to Tip in Every Situation

I’ve always said that every American should have to do a mandatory year working in the service industry. After working as a waitress for years myself, it’s appalling how some people find it unnecessary to leave gratuity for services others provide to them. When you’re watching your money, it’s understandable […]

Should You Do Your Own Taxes?
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Should You Do Your Own Taxes?

I’m sure many people struggle with this question during this time of year. Although I would love to save the few hundred dollars a year that my accountant charges me to file, it’s worth every penny since I have no idea what I’m doing and would likely end up in […]

Eeek It’s Almost April!: 5 Last Minute Tax Tips
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Eeek It’s Almost April!: 5 Last Minute Tax Tips

April should be a month that we all welcome with open arms. It’s spring, the birds are chirping, we can break out our leather jackets… but then there’s taxes. Those of you who were expecting money back likely have already completed your tax return and eagerly check the mailbox daily […]

8 Top Personal Finance Sites to Bookmark
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8 Top Personal Finance Sites to Bookmark

So this blog is kind of an interesting mashup of money saving tips geared more towards “living luxe for less” … but there are so many amazing sites out there that provide tons of useful info on personal finance that I wanted to mention since educating yourself on money is […]

Got Some Extra Cash? How to Shop for The Right CD
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Got Some Extra Cash? How to Shop for The Right CD

If you have some extra money that you would like to invest, bank CDs (Certificate of Deposits) are a safe space for your money, and they can earn interest with minimal risk to you. Finding the best CD rates does take time and effort, but you need to know what […]

How to Sweet Talk Your Credit Card Company to Save Money
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How to Sweet Talk Your Credit Card Company to Save Money

This is going to serve as a little reminder that credit card companies are just like aaaany other business, and we are all their valuable customers that they would prefer not to lose. They give us money to play around with, so they become like somewhat of an authority in […]