Crank Up Your Money Saving Goals With SmartyPig

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SmartyPig Review

One of the more interesting and innovative ways to save up for specific goals is to make use of SmartyPigSmartyPig is a free online savings tool that allows you to save for for specific financial goals. Whether you want to save up $500 for back to school shopping, or $5,000 for a family vacation, it is possible to use SmartyPig to reach that goal.  The concept is fairly straightforward, and works simply.

First of all, it is important to note that SmartyPig is not a bank. SmartyPig accounts are held through BBVA Compass (As of Aug 1st, 2010 SmartyPig account will move from West Bank to BBVA Compass, the 15th largest bank in the US).  They are FDIC insured for up to $250,000 (drops to $100,000 on January 1, 2014 unless things change).  You can set up as many goals as you want for yourself and your family.  In order to start at SmartyPig, you need the same items that you would need to open a regular savings account:
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Blueprint For How To Make Money With Your Blog – eBook

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Do you want to make money with your blog? You work your rear off writing great articles and designing your site.  Would you love to be able to earn some income for your work?  With the right steps you can build up a site that can supplement your salary, pay off your car, pay your mortgage, or perhaps even one day become a full-time career.

But where to start?

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Monster TurboTax Online Tax Software 2009 Review

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[Here is a review of TurboTax 2010 online tax preparation software]  Below is the 2009 version.

Back when I started working and had to file taxes I would go to the library to pick up the necessary forms.  I’d set aside an afternoon to go through the 1040′s and see what I needed.  Then I’d spend the rest of the time getting my head around the forms and carefully filling out what was needed.  My taxes weren’t complex and there was no online filing back then (did I just date myself a bit?).  It still made my head spin a bit but that’s what I had to do.  A few years later I discovered TurboTax.  It was an expense to use at the time, but it was well worth not having to go through all of the forms figuring out what to fill out where.

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My Experience With myFICO – Review

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We were real close to closing on the sale of our co-op.

As result we needed a place to move to.  These days landlords and realtors tend to ask for a recent credit reports and scores in order to rent from them.  Rather than pay each time we find an apartment we liked, we decided to check our credit reports and scores ourselves to have on hand if needed.  We were also curious to see our credit scores and of course we wanted to make sure our credit reports were accurate.
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