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Benefits to giving your kids an allowance

As kids get older, one important question parents face is whether or not to give their kids an allowance.

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5 awful celebrity business ideas

When it comes to some celebrities, everything they touch turns to gold. Others? Not so much. Consider these five celebs and their awful business ideas.

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Top jobs for recent graduates

Take a look at some of the top jobs for recent graduates.


20 cities with the best credit scores

Credit card delinquencies are at an 11-year low. Check out the 20 U.S. cities with the best credit scores.

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5 easy ways to start saving more

When trying to save money, it is smart to utilize habits that are easy to implement and simple to maintain. In other words, if it's easy to save, we save.

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Best/Worst renovations for the money

Thinking of spending your tax refund on a remodel? Discover the renovations that will get you the most bang for your buck in the long run, and which are better…

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America's lowest paying jobs

Fast food servers, farm workers and food preparers all have something in common -- they are among the lowest paying jobs in America today.

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5 ways to make yourself invaluable at work

At times, even the most secure employees can be worried about their jobs. But we've got five ways you can help make yourself invaluable at work.

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20 jobs women are taking over

Move over, boys. Women are taking the lead in these 20 fields, according to Forbes.

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Household items you're paying too much for

Find out which household items you could be saving money on.


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Million-dollar ideas that worked

Most people dream of coming up with a million-dollar idea, but these individuals have already made a lot of money with their innovative creations.

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Let your credit cards work for you

Do you put credit card offers directly in the recycling bin?

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What to look for when choosing a tax pro

For many people, the older they get, the more complicated their lives become financially, and the more difficult it is to accurately prepare their own tax…

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Taxes: Should you itemize or not?

If you are thinking of itemizing there are some basic questions you'll want to answer first.

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Debunking common tax-filing myths

As you start to work on your taxes for this year check some of these myths about filing your taxes.

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5 tax write-offs you shouldn't forget

Looking for deductions and write-offs that might improve the state of your taxes this year? Check out these little deductions that can save you big money.

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Personal tax software generally reliable

Even the trade group representing professional tax preparers says off-the-shelf software is probably fine for most people working on their income tax returns.

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Higher education may pay off at tax time

For those looking to get smarter by going to college, there's a payoff come tax time that will make you feel intelligent as well.

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Honest tax mistakes fixable

So, what do you do if you've filed a federal return and realize after the fact that you made a mistake?

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Which form: 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ?

With tax season comes an abundance of forms. Do you know which ones you need?

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