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Nov 18th, 2014

Simple Tips for Keeping Your Thanksgiving Budget in Check

Ed note: Thanksgiving is deceiving. You think it’s all about the togetherness! Not about gifts or material things! But it’s about the food. And the food can get expensive. Don’t sacrifice the fun. Instead, use these hacks to prepare an awesome meal on a budget. Leer en español. Everyone loves Thanksgiving – it’s full of […]

Oct 30th, 2014

A Celebration of Life: Day of the Dead

It’s the end of the month, and we are close to celebrating one of the most colorful traditions for many Latinos: The Day of the Dead, or in Spanish: “Día de los Muertos”. But don’t get it confused with Halloween. Some know of this holiday because of the sugar skulls, la Catrina, marigolds or Bread […]

Oct 28th, 2014

Did You Know: The Economic Ups and Downs of Hosting a World Series

We’ve looked at a lot of issues around sports and taxes. We know that many stadiums are funded by tax dollars, that athletes can be taxed by the cities where they play road games and that big contracts also mean big tax bills. Now, we are seeing the intersection of sports, money and taxes firsthand […]

Oct 22nd, 2014

World Series: Looking at Each Team By The Numbers (not those numbers)

Baseball is all about the numbers. Batting averages, earned runs, runs batted in, and on and on and on. While every sports fanatic banters about the Giants’ home runs and the Royals’ stolen bases, we have honed in on some different numbers. Like the number of dollars you have to shell out to watch these […]

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Sep 25th, 2014

10 Ways Getting Married Affects Your Taxes – UPDATED

Ed note: One of our most popular posts ever detailed 10 important tax changes that may affect you after getting married. We’ve updated most of those and included one brand new change that you need to know about before filing that 2014 tax return. Leer en español. 1. Filing status. Once you get married, the only […]

Sep 24th, 2014

The Guy’s Illustrated Guide to Proposing [INFOGRAPHIC]

What makes a great proposal? Is it the perfect ring? A breathtaking location? Heart-felt words? Don’t stress too much, we are here to help. We pulled together some expert sources to suss out when you know you’re ready to propose, how much to save, how to gauge ring size and preference, even whether you should […]