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Home Cooked Dinner or Dine Out for Valentine’s Day?

You and your sweetie may be deciding if you should dine on a home-cooked dinner or eat out for Valentine’s Day — there are pros and cons for both.

Autos Express

7 Car Warning Lights Never to be Ignored

You’re driving down the highway, far from home and all of a sudden your eyes are drawn to the dashboard display. A light has popped on, offering a tiny display representing who-knows-what kind of a problem.

Consumer Tips

6 Charities That Help Children, and How

There are specific charities that are geared to children. These charities work in different ways, but all of their efforts are designed to meet the needs of children.


Get Protected: What Types of Insurance do You Need?

Deciding what types of insurance you need can be both confusing and frustrating. The types of insurance that you need depend greatly upon your life situation.

Career Planning

Office Gadgets Are The Workaholic’s Fetish

The office, I’ve decided, is where most of us spend our time – up to one-third of it on any given day. Whether working for a company or from home, most people do seem to do most of their productive work (especially in Internet marketing) at a desk.

Tax Tips

How to Fill Out IRS Form W-9

If you are a freelance worker or an independent contractor, your clients may need to obtain an important document from you to help them comply with Internal Revenue Service tax filing guidelines.

Tax Tips

Tips for Maximizing Your Schedule A Tax Deductions

Every American has an obligation to pay his or her share of income taxes, but there is no need to overpay!

Consumer Financing

How to Finance Your Hybrid Car in 4 Steps

Financing a hybrid car is no different from financing any other model, though the cost of a hybrid is usually a few thousand dollars higher than a conventional gas-powered vehicle.

Tax Tips

Tax Deadlines: Don’t Ever Miss Them!

It’s tax season! Yes, we’re in that time of year when companies are scrambling to issue 1099, W-2 and other tax forms and taxpayers are deciding whether to buy a tax software program or find a professional to handle the job for them.

Social Media

8 Necessary Steps to Start a Photography Blog

The advantages of beginning a photography blog are well worth the effort for many photographers.

Consumer Tips

5 Common Mistakes People Make with their GPS

GPS technology is really great: we get to see the location of our car against a map of entire continents. It helps us to understand where we are and where we need to go, even if you haven’t been in the place where you’re driving before.

Tax Tips

Home Office Income Tax Deductions

If you have a home office, the IRS allows you to take deductions whether you’re self-employed or an employee. You must use that office exclusively and regularly for business needs and not for other purposes such as a den or bedroom, although certain businesses like daycare have different rules.

Consumer Financing

No Credit Auto Loans: Are They Possible?

You want to get an auto loan but realize your lack of a solid credit history may stand in the way. Although having established credit is certainly a good way to help you get additional credit, there are some things for you to consider before applying for credit.

Tax Tips

Income Taxes: Deducting Health Related Expenses

If you itemize your tax return, you can deduct health insurance and related costs when you file your return. Medical expenses of all kinds can be deducted ranging from visits to your physician, hospital costs, dental, vision and certain wellness programs.

Consumer Tips

Auto Insurance Premium Terms Defined

When shopping for auto insurance, you will come across many terms, some which may be familiar such as collision (repairs to your vehicle) and comprehensive (vehicle repairs, non-accidents) others vaguely so with still others a mystery to you.