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Design Strategies to Boost Your Home's Curb Appeal

January 3rd, 2013

Attempting to put your home up for sale in the current real estate market can be especially challenging. Potential buyers are demanding more from sellers than ever before, looking for houses that offer the maximum value for the minimum price. While you might feel that your house is in good shape, you might want to consider cost-effective design strategies that will bring more...

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How To Pick A Savings Account

January 3rd, 2013

If you're trying to save money, having a savings account can be incredibly helpful. Not only does it ensure that your money is protected, but most banks pay some amount of interest on the account balance. Granted, it tends to be a relatively low percentage, but it's better than nothing! Opening a savings account is a relatively simple task, though there are a few things...

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What Are The Most Common Tax Forms?

April 16th, 2012

If you've been thinking about doing your taxes, you may be confused about the number of forms that seem to be are out there. However, the process doesn't have to be so difficult. In fact, the most common tax forms are fairly simple to understand, and once you do, you may find that filing your taxes on your own is actually pretty easy. Here are some of the most common forms...

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How To Turn Your Kid's Allowance Into a Learning Experience

January 3rd, 2013

At some point, most children start to receive an allowance. This may not be very much - perhaps it's their age in dollars every one or two weeks - but it's still the perfect opportunity to teach a young one how to spend money responsibly. After all, if your kid wants a new videogame, he or she is going to have to wait a while to earn the money for it! But you can take this one...

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How and Why You Should Start an Emergency Fund

January 3rd, 2013

Getting your finances under control is a task that requires constant attention. If you're not careful with your spending, your money could slip through your fingers fairly quickly. According to Get Rich Slowly, one of the most important things you can do after meeting your basic needs and cutting back on spending is setting up an emergency fund. There are many good reasons to...

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Finding the Right Accountant

January 3rd, 2013

When tax season starts to rear its ugly head, you may start to feel slightly overwhelmed at the prospect, especially if you don't have a lot of experience with filing then taxes on your own. Luckily, accountants are here to save the day - they'll help you prepare your taxes and can ensure that you receive the best possible refund. There are plenty of accountants out there, so...

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Take Advantage of Your Community Resources to Save Money

January 4th, 2013

Just because you're trying to lessen your spending doesn't mean you can't have a great time with your family. In fact, you may be surprised just how many family fun activities are available that won't cost you a dime. If you've been looking for something to do on a weekend afternoon, check your local newspaper or community website - there are plenty of great ways to keep you...

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How To Take Advantage of Hand-Me-Downs

January 3rd, 2013

Chances are, you have a few friends who have children around the same age as yours. Even better is if they happen to be separated by two or three years. Given how quickly kids grow, you may find yourself heading out to buy them new clothing a lot more than you'd initially anticipated, which can cost quite a bit as time goes on. This is where your friends come into play!...

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Snacking On a Budget

January 3rd, 2013

We all enjoy a good snack every now and then - sometimes it's the perfect pick-me-up in the no-man's land in between lunch and dinner. Other times it's just what you need when watching a great movie at home. Whatever the case, if you love a good snack, you may be wondering how you can cut down on your budget without sacrificing flavor. Luckily, Money Crashers has got you...

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Save Money By Making Your Own Playdough

January 3rd, 2013

Many of us have fond memories of manipulating playdough as children. Unfortunately, we also remember how easy it was to let the stuff dry up and become useless. The cost of replacing playdough can start to add up over time. Why not cut out the middleman all together and make your own? Doing so will yield a product that's similar to what you can buy at the store, but at a...

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