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Last-minute tax move doesn’t hold up under scrutiny

Fred Williams

Taking a hit on capital gains taxes at today’s relatively low rates might not be such a money-saving idea when you consider transaction fees. Then there is the questionable wisdom of triggering a tax bill that could be put off instead.

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Learning to cook for cash

I never thought that learning what saute meant and how to do it would keep both me and my wallet from going hungry.

When paying my most recent credit card bills, I happily discovered I saved $30 in the past month alone by preparing a majority of meals at home rather than eating out. At this rate, I stand to save $360 per year if I keep clear of restaurants and continue to cook.

Maybe because of the $100,000 albatross (law school loans) I am about to hang from my neck, in the past month I’ve decided to try out thriftiness. And you know, I’m kind of liking it. Here’s how it’s going.

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Carnival of Personal Finance 223: Financial meltdown, a year later

Emily Crone

A year ago this month, the financial industry nearly collapsed. While financial Armageddon appears to have been averted, frugality is the rule, and the 223rd edition of the Carnival of Personal Finance is here to help.
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The 162nd Carnival of Personal Finance: Baseball edition

Emily Crone

Taking Charge is hosting the 162nd Carnival of Personal Finance. Enjoy!
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Social networking merges with personal finance

Emily Crone

There is an online community for those who are trying to better their financial situation: Debtsy.com, a new Web site I read about on WalletPop. “Debtsy is a place where you can connect with others as you eliminate debt and build wealth,” the site’s tagline says.
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