Did you know that unemployment benefits are subject to income tax? It comes as a surprise to many people. But don’t fret too much because there are also special tax breaks for the unemployed, such as job search deductions and the earned income credit.
These days, it seems almost everyone has some kind of fancy phone glued to their palm 24 hours a day. We just can’t live without our status updates and tweeting and texting and e-mailing. We’re using our phones to cook dinner, pay bills, make reservations, and even change our thermostat. But these little luxuries come […]
‘I Don’t…Want to Pay for That!': Tips for Managing Finances With a Significant Other Before Marriage
Ah, the thrills of dating and new relationships. Movie nights, ice cream dates, walks on the beach, a romantic candlelit dinner on Saturday night followed by… …a $150 bill! If you’ve dated — even for a short time — you know that dating involves spending money. And, if you’ve been in a long-term relationship, you know […]
More money is not always the answer. There are plenty of people with six figure incomes who are as financially hapless as those earning far less. That said, earning additional income can often help you achieve financial freedom faster. This is why “earning more” is the half step on our 6 1/2 Steps to Financial […]
As we know more and more about the benefits of fresh, healthy meals, it’s no wonder that everyone wants to eat healthier these days. And of course, we want to do it without breaking the bank. Big food chains make it easy to enjoy a double, extra-loaded and extra-unhealthy burger and fries for less than a five-spot. While some […]
Be prepared: The next wedding invitation in your mailbox might ask you to break the law. It may describe the stuff of spy movies: Sneaking into a museum and gathering around a popular painting without rousing suspicion of the guards. All in the name of celebrating a wedding in a ways that’s trendy, thrilling, and […]
Helicopter flight for two — 61% off! Eyelash extensions — 50% off! Four-course dinner at a 5-star restaurant — 56% off! Four-day trip to Cozumel, Mexico — 43% off! Thanks to sites like Groupon, Living Social, and dozens of others, these “amazing deals” can be yours…if you buy today. Daily deal sites came in vogue in the midst […]