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Gains & Losses: What Will Be Taxed and What Can I Claim?

As we get older, we generally acquire more and more assets. The assets usually start out small and become increasingly more valuable. Typically, as we become more independent and financially stable, we’ll buy our first car, start investing our money, … [Read more...]

Unemployed? At Least Your Job Search is Tax-Deductible

Last week, the National Bureau of Economic Research announced that the recession ended in June 2009. According to the announcement, the economic downturn reached a plateau that month and hasn’t decreased since then. In other words, we are now on the p … [Read more...]

Wedding Taxes: Four Must-Know Tax Facts For Planning Your Big Day

With a booming wedding industry, I sometimes wonder how it’s even possible that our country is in a recession at all. Now that the average cost of a wedding hovers around $29,000, you’d think that the spending induced by weddings could sin … [Read more...]

Would You Feel Guilty About a Wasted $3?

How would you feel if you wasted $3? Guilty? Like a squanderer? Would you take measures to ensure it didn't happen again? Or could you care less? Let us know in a comment. Meanwhile, here's how I recently changed my mindset own thinking on this very … [Read more...]

Night Out Alternatives: 8 Unique Ideas for Frugal Home Get-Togethers

We all want to save money, but not by skimping on fun times with good friends…especially as the last warm days of summer tick away. But lets’ face it: Going out for dinner and drinks is hardly budget-friendly. That’s why these days, staying in is the … [Read more...]

Recycling is Free, Green, and Sexy; So Why Don’t You Do It?

Photo by f1rwb DClik. Editor's Note: To avoid any confusion, Amber is not a new writer...it's just the real name of the contributor formerly known as "Carrie from Carrie on the Cheap". New name, same great writing. If you get a chance, check out … [Read more...]

Avoid Tourist Traps (Your Wallet Will Thank You)

Photo by sharpshutter. You can hear the sound of ocean waves crashing in next to you, the sun is kissing your cheeks, a salty breeze is cooling your skin, and a polite waiter is slipping an icy drink into your hand while softly saying, “that’ll be six … [Read more...]

Freelance Work: Why You Should Be Freelancing Now and the Secret to Getting Started

Photo by novecentino. Freelance work is a hot topic these days---especially among members of our generation and especially among those interested in personal finance. And it’s easy to see why: Want extra cash to get out of debt or build an e … [Read more...]

Mid-Year Tax Planning

It’s almost August, it’s sunny outside, and the last thing you want to think about is your tax bill for 2010. In fact, you have repressed 2009’s tax filing memory so deep that the phrases “April 15th” and “1040 form” don’t ring a bell at all. I don … [Read more...]

Five Wedding Extras You Can Skip

Photo by fensterbme. Some say your twenties are the best years of your life. They are years to be carefree and have fun. They are years to grow as an adult, and to find your place in the world. They are also the years … [Read more...]