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ShareBuilder Review – Easy to Use and Low Commissions, Great For the New Investor

ShareBuilder isn’t the lowest cost investment platform around, but it’s the complete package for the individual investor. Is it one of the best platforms you can get?  That will depend on what’s important to you, and what features interest you most. Who is ShareBuilder? ShareBuilder is part of Capital One which is one of the largest financial institutions in the US.  Capital One started in … [Read More...]

Personal Finance


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 […]

Can you hide your money from the IRS?

Don’t Let Them Get Your Money! Where to Hide Money from Lawsuits, Creditors, and the IRS

Are you worried that someone might be coming for your money? Whether it’s a potential lawsuit, or even if it’s the IRS or a creditor, you probably want to protect your assets. If you want to protect your assets, you need to know where to hide your money, and know how to properly structure certain […]

Shoeboxed Review

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? […]


How to Put Away Savings (Just Like the Government Does With Your Money)

This post is part of the TaxACT How I Save blog tour which teaches you ways to keep more money in your pocket. Last year, TaxACT saved America over $240 million on tax preparation. How much can you save? To learn more about tips and strategies on saving, click here. I save my money just like the government does. You can too! Want to know […]

All About Taxes

Tax day deals and freebies

Free Tax Day Snacks, Giveaways and Deals 2015

You got all your forms and receipts together to tackle your taxes. Did you file everything yet in or are you still procrastinating? If you are really one of those last minute folks then you better make sure your return is in either electronically by day’s end or post-marked by the end of the day on April […]

Which do you need? Extension of time to file or an amended tax return?

File Later Or Fix A Mistake? – Extension of Time to File Taxes vs. Amended Tax Return

This year, you have until April 15 to file your tax return (some years the date is off). But that doesn’t mean that you’re ready to file. You might want a little more time to get things together, or you might need to make changes to an already-filed return. It is important to understand the difference […]

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7 frugal Mother's Day ideas

Don’t Go Broke Celebrating Mother’s Day – 7 Frugal Ideas

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching!  It’s easily a day you can go crazy taking care of the moms in your life.  And by going crazy I mean spending gobs of cash. It’s hard enough trying to figure out what mothers want for Mother’s Day.  Paying for it gets even trickier. That’s not good. But there are […]

Tools to help you organize your taxes.

Tools to Help Organize Your Taxes

This post is part of the TaxACT #BeatTheDeadline blog tour which shares tips on how to make tax time a smooth and easy process before the April 15 deadline. TaxACT provides the tools and guidance to help you confidently file taxes easy and fast. Do your own taxes today at TaxACT. You got this. When […]

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How to Fix an Error on Your Credit Report in 4 Easy Steps

According to CBS News, approximately 80% of credit reports contain errors.  Should you be worried about potential errors on your credit report? YES! Here’s why – an error on your report could cause you to be denied a loan or credit when you need it. Not as serious, but still costly, errors on your credit […]


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 […]

Should you pay your taxes with a credit card?

Paying Taxes with a Credit Card: Pros and Cons

Are you thinking of paying taxes with a credit card? The thought of clearing a debt with the IRS in one fell swoop is certainly appealing, and if your credit rating is not in good standing in order to obtain a bank loan, that credit card can sure look good. But is using a credit […]