Category Archives: Personal Finance

5 Common Tax Mistakes You Shouldn’t Be Making

5 Common Tax Mistakes You Shouldn’t Be Making

With just over a month to go before the Tax Man comes around, many consumers are scrambling to get their receipts and W-2s in order so they can file their taxes and hopefully get a nice refund check. With so many people in such a mad rush to get their returns out the door in

The Easiest Way to Save Money When Shopping Online

Whenever I shop for something online I always look for a discount, and it solely because of how easy it is to find promo codes, coupon codes, etc.  While I will usually just search for the term and promo code, Wikipedia highlights a ton of other synonyms that should be looked into, Online retailers often

It is Okay to Want Things but Don’t Justify that You Deserve It

It is Okay to Want Things but Don’t Justify that You Deserve It

Last week, The Wife started to say things like, “Wow, that Keurig coffee maker seems really cool!”  I thought nothing of it since we have two coffee makers, one we got as a gift at her bridal shower and another she received to test out on her blog.  Both have cool features like built in bean grinding

When Computing Housing Costs You Have to Remember…

When Computing Housing Costs You Have to Remember…

When deciding whether to purchase a house, condo, townhouse or co-op most people tend to forget the ancillary costs associated with owning that home.  This topic came up the other week when I asked a buddy how living with in-laws went when he was in house purgatory (sold his house but didn’t close on his

Do You Know Your Net Worth?

Do You Know Your Net Worth?

Measuring financial progress is essential when trying to improve your financial situation, yet if you have no benchmark to measure your progress against then how do you know how well you are progressing? Using your net worth is a great quick and easy way of how you can do this. What does net worth mean?