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10 Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund for Fun

by Luke Landes

Most people will be receiving a tax refund this year, and many people I know have received theirs already. There are two reasons people would receive a tax refund: either they’re not minimizing their withholding throughout the year and missing out on interest or investment returns they could earn, or they deliberately overpay for the ... Continue reading this article…

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links for 2007-03-29

by Luke Landes

Subprime Foreclosures Will Hit 2.4 Million Subprime loans and foreclosures are everywhere in the media these days. What is the contratian’s position? Now that everyone realizes what we all knew — that these loans are dangerous — is it the right time? [CNN] (tags: loans mortgage realestate foreclosures subprime lending) What Debit Card Companies Don’t ... Continue reading this article…

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The Carnival is Up!

by Luke Landes

Rather than reading a ton of personal finance blog entries today, I was running around the office trying to get work done. Now that I’m home, I can relax and read through the contributions to the latest Carnival of Personal Finance, hosted at Tired but happy. Here are some choice selections at first glance. * ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Blog Roundup

by Luke Landes

Here are a few good articles from the folks of the MoneyBlogNetwork. Nickel takes a look at his decision to refinance his mortgage. Jim from Blueprint for Financial Prosperity writes about calculating and paying quarterly estimated tax payments, which I will start doing this year. Free Money Finance says Suze Orman knows nothing about investing. ... Continue reading this article…

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ING Direct’s Electric Orange Checking Account

by Luke Landes

As it was finally offered to me recently, I signed up for the new paperless checking account at ING Direct. Since I am a current customer of this particular bank, the account opening process was quick and straightforward. Right now, the account offers 0.20 percent APY interest on the first $50,000, which is great for a ... Continue reading this article…

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H&R Block Opens Virtual Tax Office

by Luke Landes

First, Reuters opened a news bureau in Second Life, a virtual reality game that people connect to through the internet to live out fantasy lives in the comfort of their own desk chairs. Now, while Congress is still trying to determine how to tax income in virtual worlds, H&R Block is joining the Land of ... Continue reading this article…

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Weekly Blog Roundup, Moving in Snow Edition

by Luke Landes

My little Civic got stuck in the snow in Queens no less than twice this weekend while helping my girlfriend move to a new location. I can’t say it was the best time of my life. Time Warner Cable showed up without any cable converter boxes, so that was a waste. This is the first ... Continue reading this article…

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Carnival News

by Luke Landes

Monday’s Carnival of Personal Finance will be hosted by Lazy Man and Money on Monday. This week’s Carnival was hosted at Sun’s Financial Diary. There were some great articles, including 25 Reasons to Leave Your Job and What Lenders Talk About Isn’t Important, It’s What They Deliver. Hosting the Carnival can be a bit of ... Continue reading this article…

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