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About Amber Gilstrap

Amber is a twenty-something CPA from Kansas City, Missouri who loves writing, working out, and---of course---finding fresh ideas for saving money. Follow her on twitter @ambergilstrap.

Renter’s Insurance: When You Need It and How To Get It

Fire. Theft. Vandalism. Flooding. Scary, right? Although we hope it won't happen to us, anybody could be a disaster victim. And that's why home owners have insurance---to protect the roof over our heads and replace possessions in case the … [Read more...]

Emergency Funds: Everything You Need to Know

If you lost your job tomorrow, do you know how you'll pay the rent next month? If your car's transmission broke and required a $2,000 repair to be back on the road, could you pay the bill without going into debt? For more than half of … [Read more...]

To Make Your New Year’s Resolution Stick — Aim Lower

Improving financial budgeting is America's third most common New Year's resolution for 2014 (behind only losing weight and getting organized), according to stats from a study in the Journal of Clinical Psychology. Whether it's to pay off debt, budget … [Read more...]

Gift Tax: Don’t Fear Taxes When You Give (Or Receive)

When generous Aunt Betty slips you a $5,000 check on your birthday, do you have to pay taxes on her cash gift? And when you send an annual donation to your favorite charity or alma mater, does anybody pay taxes on that gift? The answer in both cases … [Read more...]

Your Tax Document Checklist: The No-Stress Guide To Filing Your Taxes, Part 1

This Website is all about taking confusing, boring topics and presenting them as clearly as possible. And few topics are more confusing and boring than taxes. So whether taxes simply fail to excite you or flat out freak you out, we're going to try … [Read more...]

What The Fiscal Cliff Deal Means For Your Taxes

A month ago, all everyone was hearing about was this darn fiscal cliff. Are we gonna go off the cliff? Are taxes going up? Going down? What exactly is Congress doing up there on that hill? Is the world going to end as we know it?! Phew, it was … [Read more...]

13 Inexpensive and Unique Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

It’s that time again. St. Valentine is going to be spreading his love to everyone in just a few short days. Valentine’s Day, February 14, is right around the corner! Commercial holiday or not – are you ready to give an awesome gift to your sweet … [Read more...]

Confessions of a New Homeowner: Expenses We Expected and Didn’t Expect

My husband and I closed on our first house on March 9, 2012.  Since then, it has been a whirlwind of new homeowner activities. Painting, fixing, landscaping, neighbor-meeting, decorating ... and spending. Lots of spending. We rented for several y … [Read more...]

DIY or Buy? When It’s Cheaper to Make It Yourself or Buy Off The Shelf

Last year, the Better Business Bureau received 5,558 complaints regarding general contractors, placing the group in the top 30 out of all industries tracked, according to Money Talks News. No wonder home improvement stores are packed to the gills … [Read more...]

How to Budget for Holiday Shopping if you Haven’t Saved for Gifts

The holidays are quickly approaching. Do you know how many presents you still need to buy? More importantly – do you know how much those gifts are going to cost? Last year, the Business Insider found that holiday shoppers spent nearly $400 on B … [Read more...]