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Shoeboxed Review – Organize Your Receipts for Tax Time and More

Whether you're looking to do some cleaning, looking to go green or paperless, or just want to get a little more organized, can help you. Imagine this... You're getting ready to finally do your taxes. Besides all the tax forms you need you also have to put together your receipts. But where are they? If you're like most people they are piled up someplace, like a shoebox, … [Read More...]

Personal Finance

7 ways your finances are scarier than zombies.

7 Ways Your Finances are Scarier Than Zombies

Thanks to the Walking Dead zombies are more popular than ever this Halloween. You might even say they’re cool. But do you know what’s scarier than zombies?  Facing yet another Halloween with your financial demons! Here are 7 Ways Your Finances are Scarier Than Zombies…Read on…IF YOU DARE!!!


Don’t Ruin Your Finances! Watch Out for These 6 Behavioral Finance Mistakes

Behavioral finance is the study of how our behaviors affect our finances. In many ways, the way that we see the world, and our reactions to what is happening around us, define our finances. We might not even realize how our biases affect our finances. The first step to overcoming biases in your life, especially […]


Five Ways Fantasy Baseball is Like Personal Finance

I had my draft for my fantasy baseball league I’m in last week. I’ve been in the league with these particular guys now for over ten years. It’s not a money league, but we’re real competitive nonetheless (we’ve been playing against each other for over a decade now). I gotta say I’m stoked! Real baseball […]

All About Investing

Why you absolutely must pay attention to investing fees!

Why You Absolutely Must Pay Attention to Investing Fees

It doesn’t seem like much. A 2% management fee for a managed fund. A $9.95 transaction fee when you make a stock trade. There is no getting around fees in the investing world. You’re going to pay them at some point. However, you can reduce what you pay in fees — and you should. You […]


Taxes on Investments: Are You Paying Too Much?

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of E*TRADE for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. There are three main realities that will erode your real returns on investments: inflation, fees, and taxes.  There isn’t much you can do about inflation, other than to plan ahead, but you can reduce your fees […]

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Black Friday Sales

Think Long Term When Shopping Black Friday and Cyber Monday

When you do your Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping don’t just think of things for the upcoming holidays — think long-term! Many sales are at their best on these days.  Black Friday kicks off the big end-of-the-year holiday shopping frenzy and lots of people use it as an opportunity to stock up on gifts […]

10 crucial tips for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

10 Essential Tips For Shopping Black Friday And Cyber Monday That Will Save You Money

Can you believe it’s November already?!? Know what that means?  Yeah, seeing family and overeating on Thanksgiving.  There’s that, sure. Know what else? Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping deals! These two days have turned into crazy whirlwinds of shopping and sales (actually the whole week is full of deals).  Do your homework and you can […]

How to save on Halloween costumes for the kids.

Read These 12 Tips and Save on Halloween Costumes for Your Kids

Halloween is great fun!  I can honestly say it’s one of my favorite holidays. Here’s the one holiday where you are allowed to dress up and go around asking people for candy.  And they give it to you! I remember how exciting it was going around town in my Halloween costume, getting candy from all […]

How to save money on college textbooks

10 Tricks to Get Cheaper Textbooks (Because Tuition is Expensive Enough!)

When I went back to school some years ago I expected tuition to be higher, and it was.   That wasn’t a shock though.  I know that tuition goes up every year and how expensive it is.  I was prepared for that. Know what shocked me?  I was shocked at how expensive textbooks had become! […]

Where's my tax refund?

Where’s My Tax Refund? How to Check the Status of Your Tax Refund

When you are expecting a tax refund, it is normal to file a little bit early. The very next thing you say once you file is “where’s my refund?”  We can’t wait to get that money owed to us. Indeed, many people have already received their tax refunds. When you get refunded depends on two […]

Why isn't my house selling?

This is Why Your House Isn’t Selling – Here’s How to Finally Get Your House Sold

You’ve had your house on the market for a while now and you’re asking yourself “why isn’t my house selling?” People sniff around but no one is biting.  What’s going on?!? Yes, the market may have a lot to do with it but houses do sell so there’s probably more than the market at play […]