11 Smart Ways To Spend Your Tax Refund

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smart ways to spend your tax refundAre you expecting a tax refund check this year instead of a bill? No matter how big or small, it’s nice to have some money coming your way instead of a bill am I right?

If you’re like me, you might be tempted to trade your tax refund for a big TV, dinners out, a gaming console or if you’re getting a particularly large sum, a vehicle.

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13 Simple Ways To Tell If A Used Car Is A Terrible Deal

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Choosing to buy a used car rather than a new one is a wise financial decision for most people, but there are several things to consider. A used car has a history, it may have been mistreated, or even crashed. It could have been broken into or stolen.

Don’t stress about it though, there is a lot you can do to make sure that a used car purchase is a good deal.

I also asked my Twitter followers what they look for when  buying a used car and have included some of their answers below.

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60+ Cheap Or Free Things To Do With Kids

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free things to do with kids“I’m bored!”

The dreaded words that no parent wants to hear. Children have a way of declaring that they’re bored that can drives us parents (who know that they have a room full of toys) crazy. I think they can smell exhaustion, and when they detect that us parents are at our wits end, that’s when they pounce with the boredom talk.

Funny how emptying the dishwasher is never enough of an activity to quench their boredom… The reality is, they want you to entertain them. They usually want their parents to rush in and save the day with some amazing, fun activity. 

Consider writing down these ideas on a poster board or chalkboard in your home. To encourage your kids to be decisive and learn how to make fun for themselves, you can ask them to choose an activity from the board when they don’t know what to do.

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What To Do When You’re Behind On Bills

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Want to know what to do when you’re behind on bills? I’ve been there! Keep reading for some helpful ideas for how to get back on track.

What to do when you're behind on bills and can't catch upThe year was 2009, and I was drowning. Not literally, I was drowning in debt. I was newly married with student loans, credit card debt and my personal favorite, a $25,000 loan for a pickup truck I didn’t need.

I was barely keeping my head above water when I got laid off from my job. Not permanently, but for the winter as there was no work. Deep in debt with no work, it wasn’t long before I realized that I couldn’t make my car payment the next month. I was going to start falling behind on bills and didn’t know what to do. I was in major trouble.

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How To Make $1000 Fast! (12+ Legit Ideas That Take Less Than A Week!)

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how to make $1000 fastDo you need to find a way to make $1000 fast?

It can happen to anybody. A blown transmission, a broken refrigerator, leaking water heater or any number of other emergencies can cause you to need a quick grand. No matter what the reason, you need some money…fast!

Fast money isn’t necessarily going to set you down the road to long-term prosperity, but it can get you out of a bad situation and develop your money-making skills for the future.

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The 10 Best Items To Flip For Fast Cash

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Want to find the best items to flip for money?

easiest things to flip for profitOne man’s trash is another man’s treasure as they say. Personally, I’m happy that they do, because there’s a lot of money to be made selling used stuff for a profit on Craigslist, Ebay and other marketplaces.

Over the years I have sold tens of thousands of dollars worth of stuff. For the most part, I’ve used Craigslist and other local classified sites, though I’ve ventured onto other platforms as well.

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Common Millennial Money Traps (And How To Avoid Them)

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Millennial Money Traps

Are you stuck in these millennial money traps?

We millennials don’t have the most pristine reputation when it come to managing money. The reality is that for many of us, the reputation is well-earned. There are more millennial money traps out there than ever before. We live in a time when access to pretty much anything we could ever want is a just a credit application away.

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9 Powerful Craigslist Alternatives To Sell Your Stuff Quick

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Looking for craigslist alternatives for selling your stuff?

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If you like buying and selling locally as a way to make extra cash, you’re probably familiar with Craigslist. Craigslist is the OG of online local marketplaces. It’s simple, easy to use, and effective. It’s also ugly, with a design that hasn’t changed much since they launched in 1995.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s good, but if you’re serious about local selling, you should know that there are several other online selling sites like Craigslist out there that are also solid options.

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47 Ways To Improve Your Family’s Finances This Year

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improve family financesWith a new year rapidly approaching, many people are looking ahead at how they can improve their finances over the coming twelve months.

Christmas can screw the budget up big time and leave you looking for ways to improve your family’s finances in the coming year.

Look no further! I’ve put together this list of 47 practical things that you can do to improve your family’s financial situation. Most are simple and even if you only act on a few, you’ll be further ahead next year than you are today!

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15 Things You’re Probably Forgetting To Budget For

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Getting on a budget is absolutely essential for your financial well-being. There is no better way to keep track of how you’re spending the money that you make. Budgeting helps you prioritize the things that you really need to pay for, and the things that you want most.

But even pro budgeters sometimes miss things that should be in their budget. In this article, I’m going to walk through 15 things that are commonly missed when putting together a budget. Make sure you’re budgeting for these expenses!

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