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Crush It by Gary Vaynerchuck – Review

Crush It by Gary Vaynerchuck review

I just finished reading Crush It! by Gary Vaynerchuck. The full title of the book is actually Why NOW is the Time To Crush It! Cash In On Your Passion.  I kept hearing about this Gary Vaynerchuck guy all over the place and hearing about this book (Inc. listed it as one of the top books for business owners in 2009).  I would also hear people talk about how they “crush” this or that.  I figured if I can get a copy at the library then I’ll give it a read.  Glad I did.  Awesome read!

This book is a primer on how to build your own personal brand and why you have to. It’s a quick and inspiring read that is well worth you time, whether you aren’t happy with the work you are doing or you are looking for ways to really grow what you are about.
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Is It a Good Idea for the Credit Market to Ease?

For the last couple of years, we’ve heard about the tight credit market. It’s been more difficult to qualify for credit.  Even credit card issuers reduced the amount of money they were providing.  However, mailboxes are starting to see an influx of credit card offers, and things are getting a little bit easier (although we are still far from the heady days of easy money seen in the years leading up to the financial crisis).  It might be a little easier to get approved for a loan or credit card now than it was last year, but that mean it’s a good thing?

Do We Really Want More Credit Available?

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Is It Worthwhile To Move To Save Costs?

Are you trying to cut costs?  Did you have a sudden drop in income?  Are you a college student trying to avoid student loans?

One of the most common suggestions personal finance authors make is to move to a cheaper location to save costs, but does it really save that muchHow long do you have to be in the new location to reap the rewards of moving?

My husband and I currently live in a spacious, 1,000 sq. foot, two bedroom apartment.  We live in an urban area and find our $1,000 a month rent competitive with the area.  We have not had a rent increase in two years, and most two bedroom apartments cost more than ours does.  I will use our current situation as the example for the purpose of this exercise.
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IRS Tax Credits and Deductions to Save on Your Taxes if You Have Kids

These child tax credits and deductions can mean a tax refund for you!

There are many money-saving tax credits and deductions that can reduce the tax burden on families with children. The Child Tax Credit, Child Care Credit and the Earned Income Credit can all mean tax savings for families with one or more children.  Remember, a tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction of the taxes you owe.
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Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Visa Signature® Card – Review

When you travel, do you ever stay at a Hilton Hotel?

If you find yourself staying at one of over 3,600 hotels that are part of Hilton on a regular basis then you need to know about the Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Visa Signature® Card.

With a Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Visa Signature® Card, you earn Hilton HHonors points for your spending that can be redeemed things such as free nights in the Hilton HHonors network and more.
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Free H&R Block At Home Online Premium Edition – Giveaway

Have you done your taxes yet? Do you know how you will have them prepared?  Well, I’m here to help (maybe).

Our friends at H&R Block have offered up three (3) codes that can be redeemed for their H&R Block At Home Premium Edition. That means three readers will have a chance to win a copy.

A little about H&R Block At Home Online Premium Edition (from H&R Block):

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Rework – Book Review

Rework Business Book

Rework Business BookI had the fortune to read Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson. I first heard of the book by seeing an ad for it in Inc magazine.  In the ad was a recommendation by Seth Godin, whose blog I occasionally read (I don’t read it near enough).  I looked up the book on Amazon to see what the book was about and check out some reviews.  I was intrigued to say the least.

Who wrote Rework?

The authors are from the software company 37signals.  The book is pretty much their business guide to what has worked for them as a company and why it will work for you.
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