Tag: money

6 Ways to Prepare Your Home For a Long Vacation

Ed note: Recently, I landed at my vacation destination only to be greeted by an email informing me that a package I ordered had just arrived at my house. Whoops. A scramble ensued to get a neighbor to pick it up and store it out of sight. Before you make the same kind of mistake, […]

Tax Tips for New Homeowners

Ed note: Congratulations on buying a new home! While it’s easy to get caught up in picking paint colors and planning where the furniture will go, don’t forget to keep track of important expenses and other home-related things that you will need at tax time. Leer en español. From determining how much you can afford […]

Tax Consequences Of House Flipping

Ed note: Owning real estate can make your tax return a bit more complicated. Figuring taxes when you flip real estate as a side business can be mind-boggling. The most important thing to know is that it is treated very differently from regular home ownership. Here are a few more things to keep in mind. […]

3 Ways to Have Frugal Fun in the Sun

Ed note: Stretching a tight budget can be particularly challenging in the summer. With kids home – and complaining about boredom – you might be searching for fun things to do on the cheap. Tracie Fobes is here with some great ideas. When you think of summer, you often recall lazy days, sleeping late, hitting […]

What You Need To Know About Student Loan Forgiveness

Ed note: Did you know there are ways to have your student loans paid off? And they don’t involve having a wealthy, childless aunt somewhere. Robert Farrington covers several great options for student loan forgiveness that are open to a wide range of people. Leer en Español. Student loan forgiveness programs are great options for […]

Smart Ways to Throw a Wedding for $6,300

Ed note: Budget weddings are actually pretty trendy. Besides saving money (which is always cool), they force you to make more inventive and unique choices, as Dana LaRue outlines below. So, you’re engaged! Yay! Aside from the lovey, giddy feelings, you’re now staring down some major benefits of the betrothed. Namely, you get to file […]

Is a Garage Sale Worth It?

The days are longer. The flowers have bloomed. Spring cleaning is done. And you can’t drive a mile without seeing a sign for a garage sale. Leer en Español. Whether you call it a garage sale, yard sale, tag sale, lawn sale, rummage sale or something else entirely, they are frequently an annual sign of […]

Buying and Selling Secondhand: A Guide to Making and Saving Money

Ed note: Summer is a great time to get deals, especially at local sales. It’s also an ideal time to sell your extra stuff! Save some time and headaches by learning from Christina Brown’s experience and pinpoint what to buy and sell this year. When money is tight, there are two things you can do: […]

You’re 26! What’s your health care fix?

Ed note: Many life transitions are times of fun and adventure. Finally being required to get your own health insurance doesn’t exactly feel as exciting. In fact, it might be slightly terrifying. Don’t worry. We can some helpful tips to make the change easy and stress-free. When you turn 16, you can drive. When you […]

How Much Does Marketplace Health Insurance Cost?

Ed note: Health insurance can be a significant cost, so it’s understandable if you’re worried about how much a new plan is going to run you. The good news is that, if you’re under 30 and selecting a Marketplace health insurance plan, you have options. You should be able to find the one that’s best […]