Tax Day winding down
If you’ve waited this long to file your taxes, you’re probably nt looking at getting money back as you would have filed sooner. Or maybe you’re just a procrastinator!
Regardless of the reason, if you haven’t done so already you’re looking at just a few hours left before you need to file. Remember this year we have the added factor of Obamacare as well.
There are plenty of great tools out there like TurboTax, but I’m the type that likes paying someone else to handle this stuff.
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Making a smartphone pay for itself
You can save plenty of money using apps on your smartphone, so in effect the phone can pay for itself over time. Check out the video above for tips like:
– Using Google Shopper to compare prices
– Bank ATM finder app for free ATM machines
– Track spending with apps like Mint to create a budget and sticking to it
– The Field agent app will actually pay you to scan pricing info!
There are other suggestions in this video worth learning about. The key is there are plenty of ways to use a smartphone to save or make money. It’s more than just a texting machine for your friends and hookups!
Can you afford your used car?
Many people choose to purchase a used car for obvious reasons – it’s cheaper than buying a new car of course. Still, that doesn’t mean every used car purchase makes financial sense, particularly when you are borrowing to pay for it.
This article explains why many people can’t really afford the used cars they are buying.
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What’s next for gold?
What’s next for gold? Who knows? The only certain thing is that you shouldn’t be getting advice from right wing nuts and Tea Party nuts who tried telling you the world was coming to an end. Did you see all those stupid commercials on Fox News when Glenn Beck was selling this stuff?
Here’s a good article that takes a hard look at where gold might go next after crashing the past three years. If you’re thinking of investing in gold, don’t take advice from clowns who are trying to convince you to buy it.
Posted in: Investing
Mortgage debt moving in right direction
Henry Blodget highlighted this interesting chart from Bloomberg, which notes that American homeowners are nearly back in the black when it comes to aggregate mortgage debt. Read the article and you’ll see it’s still a complex picture, but rising home prices and the slow process of de-leveraging mortgage debt are definitely heading in the right direction. For many families, this will have a significant positive effect on their personal balance sheets.