The IRS estimates 1.1 million taxpayers who neglected to file a 2007 return are eligible for refunds, but that they had better act soon. The deadline for claiming a refund for that tax year is April 18th of 2011, and you must file a return to get a refund. 1.1 million taxpayers didn’t file their […]
Archives for February 2011
Banking With Your Phone? Be Sure To Protect It
As we become a more mobile society, many of us are interested in taking everything with us. This includes email, contact information, access to the office and schedules. We even like to do our banking and investing on the go. Smart phones have made it possible for us to perform almost any function involving the […]
How To File Your Federal Taxes For Free This Year: Do You Qualify?
Last year I was considering going to a CPA because my tax situation was becoming more complicated, with the side income I was reporting from the blog. After looking into it, however, and procrastinating until the last minute, I ended up deciding to use the Deluxe version of the TurboTax software because April 15th was […]
Is Netflix A Cost Efficient Entertainment Option For You?
Are you getting the most out of your Netflix account? How much is it costing you? Here’s how you can find out.
Managing The Miscellaneous Budget Category
The miscellaneous budget category can be one of the most challenging categories to manage and can turn your budget upside down if not carefully managed.
Should Christians Invest In Stocks?
As Christians, we are called to be good stewards over the money and wealth with which God has provided to us. Should we consider investing in stocks?
How To Plan For Long Term Income Loss
If you’re expecting to have long term income loss, no matter what the reason, this post is for you. I’ve found that if I write about the financial events occurring in my life, others will most likely identify and benefit from the discussion. In a few years time, my wife will be solely focusing on […]
If You Itemize On Your Taxes You Can Now File Your Returns With The IRS
Due to the tax filing delays a lot of people who itemize weren’t able to get their tax refunds as soon as they usually do. Thankfully the delay is now over.
Financial Advice That I Wish I Listened To When I Was Younger
I just spent the last few hours reviewing our household finances – both short term and long term. As I looked at our mountain of debt and the number of years it will take to get out from underneath it, I couldn’t help but to reflect on all of the financial advice which I now […]
Are You Walking On Thin Ice… Financially?
You can fool yourself and others into thinking your financial situation is stronger than it really is – but in reality, your ice is ready to crack!
24 Habits Of A Healthy Marriage: Part 2
In order to have a healthy marriage we must sow good habits in our relationships. Here are 24 habits to help create a healthy marriage.
24 Habits Of A Healthy Marriage: Part 1
This past weekend my wife and I attended a Christian couples conference that our church was putting on. They put on this weekend getaway every year as a way for couples to get away together and strengthen their love for each other, and to reaffirm that Christ comes first in their relationship. I thought this […]
Dave Ramsey’s 7 Baby Steps Review: Is This A Debt Management Plan You Should Try?
The 7 Baby Steps is a debt management process popularized by Dave Ramsey and taught in his Financial Peace University class. Should you try it?
Looking For Another Tax Deduction? Open An IRA
Last year, I was in danger of moving up a tax bracket. We were pretty close to the line between the two, and the accountant recommended that we open an IRA in order to, perhaps, drop us down a tax bracket. We already had a Roth IRA, but the contributions to a Roth IRA aren’t […]