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Emily’s list: It’s been a rewarding, taxing week

Emily Crone

What a week. This Wednesday, the U.S. stock market surged and hit major milestones it hasn’t reached in nearly 19 months. Those of us with investments were finally able to do a happy dance!

This Thursday was probably the most dreaded days of the year in America: tax day. Most of us were scrambling to make sure our returns were filed and payments submitted before the clock struck midnight. I was actually quite happy on tax day for the past two years as I received a tax refund of around $2,000 each time. But then I realized that I was giving the government an interest-free loan and was missing out on around $166 of income each month. I changed my withholding amount, and this year was smacked with a $454 tax bill. It’s not fun owing taxes to the government, but we all know what happens if you don’t pay up.

Now that your taxes are taken care of and you can relax, read this roundup of some of the best posts in the personal finance blogosphere from the past week about credit card debt.
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Emily’s list: Halloween edition

Emily Crone

BOO! It’s Halloween, and that means it’s time to get scared. But are your bank accounts and credit card statements frightening you instead of haunted houses and horror movies? Read these posts from the best of the personal blogosphere to help you face your financial fears.
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Emily’s list: Sept. 11 edition

Emily Crone

For Sept. 11 we offer a snark-free roundup of some of the past week’s best blog posts about our two favorite topics, credit and debt.
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