7 Smart Things To Do With Your Tax Refund

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According to IRS statistics the average American family receives an annual tax return of around $3,000.  While that’s not exactly a life-changing sum, it is enough to shore up your financial situation quite a bit if you use the money wisely. While … [Continue reading]

How to Declutter Your Home and Turn Your Trash into Cash

Most people are pack rats by nature. They hoard away all sorts of useless junk until their closets, basements, attics, and garages are ready to burst at the seams. I still have things boxed away from when I moved into my house almost two years … [Continue reading]

Benefits of Blogging – Are You Taking Advantage of These?

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Unless you're Pat Flynn of The Smart Passive Income Blog or Darren Rowse of Pro Blogger, blogging can seem like a poor financial move.  After all, you spend hours a week blogging and interacting with your fans on social media, and yet money can be … [Continue reading]

Netflix Agrees to Pay Comcast for Smoother Service

Netflix agrees to pay Comcast

The massive merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable hasn't happened yet, and the deal may never go through at all if regulators don’t approve it.  But Comcast is already flexing its muscles in its negotiations with content providers. In a joint … [Continue reading]

How to Establish Credit

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  Creditors and lenders look at your credit score to determine whether or not they will give you a loan or a credit card.  But if you don't already have a credit history they'll be unlikely to loan you any money since they have no way of … [Continue reading]

Baseball Player Blows Off $52 Million Offer Because He Was On Vacation

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Lots of people like to talk big about how their family is more important than anything in the world to them.  I know I say it all the time, and there have been times I've had to make a choice between a work assignment or an anniversary dinner with my … [Continue reading]

7 Killer Resources for Bloggers and Freelance Writers

I'm a stay at home mom.  I spend my time cooking for my family, cleaning, and homeschooling my three children.  My days are busy, but being a mom isn't enough for me.  I also need a way to express my desire to write and to contribute to our family … [Continue reading]

Should I Pay Off My Mortgage Early?

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Is paying off your mortgage early a good idea or a mistake?  The other night we went to our neighbor's house for dinner and while the kids played video games in the living room the adults hung out in the kitchen drinking craft beer and chatting. … [Continue reading]

Consumers Prepare to Get Screwed by Proposed Merger of Comcast and Time Warner

Have you heard that Comcast has reached an agreement to purchase Time Warner cable for $45 billion?  These are already the two largest cable television providers in the nation and the merger will make Comcast an absolute giant.  Is that a good thing … [Continue reading]

Tips for First Time Home Buyers

Buying a home can be a daunting process.  I've been through it twice now so I figured it would be good to share some of the things I learned along the way to help you first time home buyers keep your cool while waiting for the transaction to be … [Continue reading]

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