My Top 7 Disagreements With Personal Finance Experts

January 6, 2017
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[Hey guys! Have a feisty one for you today from fellow blogger ERN at Some of these you may disagree with, as do I (no emergency fund? Blasphemy! ;)) BUT I always love hearing other peoples’ perspectives, and Ern here can surely put up a convincing fight. Regardless of where you stand though, I hope you’ll find some takeaways here to help you in […]

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ZOMGGGG… Getting $11,000 Back in Taxes!!

April 1, 2014

$11,706 to be exact. And no, this is not an April Fool’s joke ;) (I was going to pretend I sold this blog for a million dollars and was dipping out, but came to my senses figuring you guys were way too smart for that… It’s pretty obvious my blog is worth at least a billion.) So today, I feel rich my friends! Despite my […]

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$47,150.29 – The Total Spent on Our House Last Year

January 22, 2014

I write today’s post with both disgust, and relief. Disgust because we shelled out over forty-seven THOUSAND freakin’ dollars on our house last year (!!!), but a sweet relief that we’re finally out of that dang place and onto greener pastures… as well as getting all those renos out of the way too. But it still stings looking at the numbers no matter how you […]

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The Only Good Thing About Losing Income

October 28, 2013

You pay much less in taxes :) It’s been an interesting ride here the past 4 months in the Money household… We’ve gone from an average of $150k in salaries down to about $80k. And throughout it I’ve come to appreciate a lot things I’ve since forgotten. Like, that nothing’s ever permanent. Or perfect. Or always fun, for that matter. All of which is okay […]

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Help A Reader: Buy a House to Prevent Uncle Sam?

June 17, 2013

Got an interesting email over the weekend, and thought you’d enjoy reading and chiming in :) Can’t say I’ve heard of this one as a driving force to go out and buy a house! Haha… Though bonus points for the creativity. Here’s what our dear reader sent over: Hi J$! My husband has recently secured a nice, but temporary for now, gig that will bring […]

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In Which I Forget To Pay My Taxes…

April 24, 2013

Just when I thought I was a pimp with my taxes, I go and do something stupid like *not* paying them. I’m such a dummy!! I was literally sitting on my couch on the 15th watching the horribleness unfold with Boston, when a friend of mine tells me it’s just a sad day overall. And indeed it was. First one of our cousins passes away […]

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Spend $25,000 to Save $9,000?

March 19, 2013
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I finally got my act together and sat with my account for tax stuff! And MAN does that always feel so good – regardless of the outcomes :) Just to knock something off your brain and free up more space, ya know? Hate those nagging thoughts that continually linger… And just like all years, I am always shocked that I don’t owe as much as […]

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Don’t Tax Me, Bro!

February 25, 2013
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Haha… whatever happened to that guy? One minute you’re getting tazed and the most popular person around, and the next you’re the butt of everyone’s jokes… I’m sure it was fun while it lasted though :) Anywho, how’s everyone’s taxes going? Anyone already done and over with it? I’m having two firsts over here: 1) This is the longest I’ve gone so far without filing […]

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Report Tax Evasion & Get Comped by The IRS?

January 16, 2013

You really do learn something every day, I’ll tell you what… Remember last week’s guest post on my friend paying cash for a service and saving $400 in the process? Well, most of you came to the conclusion that the shop owner was probably discounting the rates in order to avoid paying taxes vs. saving on credit card transaction fees (which does make more sense […]

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Do YOU Have to Pay Quarterly Taxes?

June 7, 2012

(Guest post by the folks at Outright – my new favorite product!! I use them to manage and track all my business money, and I can’t tell you how many hours they’ve saved me so far – I’m a huge fan :)) Man, selling online and freelancing is awesome, isn’t it? You get to set your own hours, don’t answer to anyone, plus you don’t […]

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10 Fun Tax Facts ;)

April 17, 2012

Naturally it’s our job, as personal finance bloggers, to remind you that today is the deadline to file all your sexy taxes. (So if you haven’t done so already, hurry up or file an automatic extension!) But rather than get into anything much deeper than that – for fear of boring you right outta here –  I figured we’d make it fun and fill your […]

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Now $22,082 Cash-Less! ;)

March 13, 2012

But for a much MUCH better cause this time, haha… our retirement ;) Even though yesterday’s tax fail was a major hurt in the wallet, it could have been a TON worse had we not invested anything into our SEP IRA as well. Every dollar that goes into that bad boy, is one less dollar that can be taxed due to the way it’s set […]

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I’m $6,284 Poorer Today.

March 12, 2012

But the worst part is I thought I’d be getting money BACK with all my tax stuff this year :( Only cuz my accountant literally told me I’d be receiving $4,000+ thinking I had over-paid the whole time, then realizing they had failed to include a pretty important piece of paper in their calculations – the Paypal 1099 (a new thing they began doing). And […]

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Is The Lottery Really A Tax On The Poor And Stupid?

February 16, 2012

(Guest post by Tino, a fellow blogger who’s also intrigued by the lottery) I think it’s fair to say that most people have heard the theory that the lottery is a tax on the poor. Some would even go so far to say that it is a tax on the “stupid.” What does this really mean, though? And, is it true? Who wants to win […]

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