How to Find the Amount You Get Back from Taxes

Find the Amount You Get Back from Taxes
The average American gets back over $2,000 a year as a federal income tax refund, which they appreciate. Many Americans like getting a large refund and consider it their de facto savings account. Some purposely claim zero on their W-4 forms so that they will get back a larger refund. Of course, financial advisors suggest you don’t do this because you’re essentially giving the government an interest-free...
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How to Make Money With Bank Promotions

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Bank promos and bank bonuses might be my favorite side hustle. At one point, I had a quarterly schedule for opening new accounts with different banks. There are promos for savings, checking, business, savings, business checking, investment accounts, and credit cards. (I shy away from the credit card promotions because the goal is to save money, and they generally require spending.) The others, however,...
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How To Make Money Flipping Items

How To Make Money Flipping Items
Want to learn how to make money flipping items? In a lot of cases, the hardest thing to do is to get started, but once you get past the initial hurdle of self-doubt, there’s actually a fairly simple path toward earning money off items you buy and flip. Are you interested in flipping vintage dresses or vintage shoes? Are you a flea market picker? Or perhaps you love antiques or even vintage vinyl...
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Small Things That Add to Your Electric Bill

small things that add to electric bill
There are lots of small things that add to your electric bill. Little things in a typical American home that may cause a larger burden on your power supply–especially if there are more than one of them present at a time. Some frugal bloggers talk about “vampire” power drains from always-plugged in televisions, computers, and other hardware, but this only represents a very small percentage...
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Where to Rent When You Have Bad Credit

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Where to rent when you have bad credit? The biggest misunderstanding people have about this issue is the mistaken assumption that you have ONE credit score, ONE credit report, and ONE set of data that informs all potential landlords or creditors. But the reality is that if you apply for a home loan, your lender will look at credit reports from the three major credit reporting agencies differently...
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