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Here’s what happens if you don’t file your taxes

Kara Perez  |  April 1, 2019

Financial confession time: I didn’t file my taxes in 2012. I know that’s particularly horrendous for a personal finance writer to admit, but it’s the truth. It happened two full years before I had my come-to-Jesus moment about money. At the time, I was waiting tables and working an unpaid internship. I made all my money …

How long does bankruptcy really stay on your credit report?

Constance Brinkley-Badgett  |  March 29, 2019

If your debt has you feeling overwhelmed and you’re considering filing for bankruptcy, it’s important to consider all of your options before making a final decision. Bankruptcy can have a lengthy adverse impact on your credit, making it almost impossible to open new lines of credit until well after your bankruptcy is discharged. So how …

Why someone earning $90K still may not feel rich

Jim Wang  |  March 15, 2019

Every few months, someone will publish an article about how folks making $xx,xxx per year don’t feel rich. The latest I’ve seen is a MarketWatch piece where that number was $90,000. It referred to a YouGov survey in which 87 percent of 1,163 respondents said that if you made $90,000 a year, you weren’t rich or …

These 5 Podcasts Will Help You Pay Off Your Debt

Brittany Anas  |  March 11, 2019

About eight out of 10 people in the United States have debt, whether it’s in the form of student loans, credit cards, a mortgage or unpaid bills. So while debt itself is fairly universal, varying strategies exist for how to tackle it. Take for instance the debt snowball method lauded by radio show host Dave …

The best legit work-from-home jobs for 2019

John Matarese  |  March 5, 2019

Tired of the rat race? Hate that morning drive? Toni Price doesn’t worry about it anymore. Price is a customer service agent for an insurance company, but not in a downtown office. She is one of 8 million Americans who now work from home, according to the US Census Bureau. “This is Toni, how can …

Why a car key costs $200 to copy, and new cheaper options

John Matarese  |  March 2, 2019

Ever lose a car key, or have one go bad after a few years? You probably dreaded asking the dealer for a new one, worried about the cost, with some keys and fobs costing $300 or more. But you now have some cheaper options. Ron Sparer needed a duplicate key for his 2003 Toyota. He …

Our Favorite Fidget Spinners

Abby Stassen  |  March 1, 2019

Why we like it:  The premium ball bearing on this spinner twirls at high speeds without catching or dragging. It’s available in multiple design and color combos, and it’s a great value for the price. Why we like it: This fidget spinner creates a rainbow of hues as it twirls, adding a fun visual kick …

How to stream thousands of movies — free

John Matarese  |  March 1, 2019

Streaming TV is getting more expensive in 2019. Both Hulu and Netflix are raising prices for many users, and on-demand movie prices are up too, with fewer and fewer $3.99 rentals. Start with that $50 internet package, add Netflix, HBO Go and other services, and suddenly you’re paying almost $100 again, without the convenience of …

DNA ancestry test kits: How accurate are they?

John Matarese  |  March 1, 2019

It seems everyone is checking their ancestry these days at sites like Ancestry.com and 23andMe.com. Everyday, long lost relatives are reunited at airports, after an ancestry test brought them together. Kelly Ralston is one of many people who found brothers or sisters she never knew she had, thanks to a DNA test by Ancestry.com. She …

Yankee Candle: Buy 1, Get 2 Free

Augusta Statz  |  February 27, 2019

Just in time to usher in the spring season, Yankee Candle is offering up ways to save on fresh scents! When you order one medium jar candle online now, you’ll get two more for free. All you have to do is enter the code 3MED19 at checkout. The offer is only valid through Feb. 27, so …