Closing On My Foreclosure Dream Home
Yesterday, Apr 23

Closing On My Foreclosure Dream Home

Shirley Pulawski is a freelance writer for MyBankTracker.com who bought a house on foreclosure in Buffalo, NY back in 2000 and has written about buying foreclosure properties. This multi-part series chronicles her experience with buying, fixing, renting, and eventually selling the house for three times her costs in 2003. After I began the process of

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Save Money: 5 Expenses You Don’t Need

Save Money: 5 Expenses You Don’t Need

Everyone likes having extra cash, and saving money every month doesn’t have to mean making big sacrifices in time, effort, or enjoyment. Take a look at how you use some of the goods and services you pay for each month, and you’ll probably discover that there are some money-saving alternatives.

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Finding My Dream Foreclosure House
Apr 22

Finding My Dream Foreclosure House

Shirley Pulawski is a freelance writer for MyBankTracker.com who bought a house on foreclosure in Buffalo, NY back in 2000 and has written about buying foreclosure properties. This multi-part series chronicles her experience with buying, fixing, renting, and eventually selling the house for three times her costs in 2003. As I stated in my first

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I Didn’t File Taxes, Now What?
Apr 16

I Didn’t File Taxes, Now What?

April 15 has come and gone, but if you didn’t file your tax bill, all is not lost, even if you think you will owe taxes. Take a deep breath and learn what you can do next to avoid serious consequences if you didn’t file your taxes by the April 15 deadline.

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How I Bought My First House on Foreclosure: Part One
Apr 11

How I Bought My First House on Foreclosure: Part One

Shirley Pulawski is a freelance writer for MyBankTracker.com who bought a house on foreclosure in Buffalo, NY back in 2000 and has written about buying foreclosure properties. This multi-part series chronicles her experience with buying, fixing, renting, and eventually selling the house for three times her costs in 2003. I’m a bargain hound. I’m the

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How the IRS Sees Your Side Gig: What You Should Know
Apr 10

How the IRS Sees Your Side Gig: What You Should Know

Making extra money by putting skills and talents to use on the side has become a staple form of extra income for many Americans as we crawl out of the recession. Many Americans also have hobbies which earn them extra income every now and then, but in the eyes of the IRS, what is the

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Can I Earn Reward Points or Miles by Paying Taxes?
Apr 09

Can I Earn Reward Points or Miles by Paying Taxes?

So the worst has happened after calculating your tax return: you owe money in taxes this year. Is there a way to make lemonade out of the grand experience of forking over a big chunk of cash? How about racking up some rewards points or travel miles on one of those rewards credit cards? Well,

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How to ‘Spring Clean’ Your Credit Cards
Apr 04

How to ‘Spring Clean’ Your Credit Cards

Credit cards are a useful tool for managing purchases, building credit, and reaping rewards point, cash back, or travel points. Unfortunately, the terms of credit cards change regularly, and a card which once had a great rewards program might not be as enticing as it once was. Every year, it’s a good idea to compare

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Good Financial Habits of Debt-Free People
Apr 03

Good Financial Habits of Debt-Free People

We live in a very credit-based society. Using a line of credit is how most of us purchase a home or vehicle, and we’re all constantly being asked to sign up for new credit cards in stores and in our mailboxes.

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Bad Credit? What You Should Know About Secured Credit Cards
Apr 02

Bad Credit? What You Should Know About Secured Credit Cards

Having bad credit doesn’t make it nearly as difficult to operate in a highly credit-based society as it has in the past. There are a lot of options for people with bad credit to be able to make purchases with a plastic card, and even rebuild credit while doing so.

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