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6 Tips to Avoid IRS Penalties, Interest and Filing Fees This Tax Season

Tax Files

With Federal and various State tax revenues in decline, the IRS and State tax collectors are not letting any taxpayer fall through the cracks.

In fact, if anything the IRS’s computerized Automated Collection System (ACS) is probably better than ever with all the funding the IRS has received from the Federal stimulus.
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Make Extra Money Taking Real Estate Photos

Real Estate

We recently closed on the sale of our home. Selling a home is a tricky process.  So many factors go into presenting your home to prospective buyers: Price, listings, open houses, dressing your home, getting the best real estate brokers, where the market is…I can go on!  One aspect you can control is how your place is presented to buyers.  One thing we noticed is many people don’t have good pictures of their homes online in their listings.  I’m talking bad picture angles, terrible lighting, pictures of clutter, old dates showing on the pictures, blurry shots, you name it.  And why?  Many don’t understand the importance of dressing their home for sale and putting their best image out their to attract buyers.

Enter taking real estate photos!

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Make Extra Money Cleaning Homes

Make Money Clean Houses

How many of you enjoy cleaning your house?

I mean really love scrubbing all the dirt and grime that accumulates in places like the bathroom?

I know I don’t but it’s something that needs to be done! But these days it’s hard to find the time to really do a super thorough job cleaning the house.

What’s a person to do? Hire someone!

Do you know there are companies and people out there that make some pretty good money offering their cleaning services to households and companies? They’ll come in and charge you either a set fee per room or an hourly fee to clean up. They can come weekly, monthly, or whenever you think you need an some extra scrubbing. Continue Reading

Another Case For Emergency Savings – Credit Score

Emergency Savings Bank

You know you need emergency savings right?

Should something come up where you need money quick you want to have emergency savings handy to help take care of the situation.  Well here’s another aspect to think about:

You need emergency savings to protect your credit score!
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My Experience Switching To Cable/Digital Phone Service

Phone

So we moved recently.

Among the many things we had to switch to our new home was our cable TV connection which also includes our internet connection.  Since the cable provider is the same where we moved it would only be a matter of letting the cable company know about the new location so they can send a technician to set everything up.
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Ten Things I Learned Moving – And Tips

Moving Truck

Our move is over!

Whew.

That was really a tough couple of days.  For sure most moves should NOT be like ours.  We were waiting to get a closing date on the sale of our co-op before we committed to a move so we did a lot last minute.  It was very stressful and in hindsight there was a lot we could have done earlier to make our move easier (some things couldn’t be helped).  For sure we learned a lot in this experience that we’ll remember for the next time we move.
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10 Tips On Enjoying A Night Out For Less

Night Out

While there are quite a few fun and frugal things you can do at home, there are times when you just need to get out of the house to see friends, catch a movie or just have a dinner that you didn’t have to cook yourself.  Those occasional nights out don’t have to cost you an arm and leg, however, if you’re careful about your spending.

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