Feed your sweet tooth on Paczki Day, Fat Tuesday

Flat balls are sweet and full of paczki calories I must take a moment to honor a piece of my heritage, straight out of Poland. I honor it not only because there’s a village with my name on it and I know my ancestors came from the country, but because today is Paczki Day –

You can save payday cash by looking for new auto insurance

Car insurance costs When it comes to having more payday cash, it’s important to look thoroughly at your monthly bills. One area where people frequently find savings is in the area of car insurance. Everyone needs car insurance, but the cost varies greatly among companies. When making the decision of whether or not to look
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How to check IRS refund status

Checking IRS refund status is easy If it has been more than 72 hours since you electronically filed your taxes, it’s easy to check your IRS refund status. First, make sure you know the exact amount of your refund. Don’t round up or down! Also, have your social security number handy. You’ll also need to

Workers Struggle for Payday Cash While CEOs Reap Benefits

The American worker Employees all over the country are struggling with maximizing their payday cash. It was a rough year for the American worker. Hefty job cuts and lay-offs combined shot the unemployment rate up to 10%. The recession had a detrimental effect on the job force, but one sector of that force has come

Don’t forget these top 10 overlooked tax deductions

Because you deserve a bigger tax refund Whether your tax return is a piece of cake or you have a lot of balls to juggle in order to get the numbers to work, there are always tips and tricks that can make things better. They don’t require online loans, and they most certainly do not
Jobs bill, Harry Reid

Jobs bill undergoes big cuts, despite bipartisan support

Reid does hack job on bill By all accounts, the jobs bill was on the path to victory. However, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced yesterday that he would be making massive cuts to the bill, cutting the $85 billion price tag down to $15 billion. How did he do it? According to Fox News,

Death Bear comes to those who call

If you’re suffering from lost love, Death Bear can remove evidence “I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye

Mortgage Foreclosed? You Might Still Owe Money

Foreclosure doesn’t always wipe out a mortgage debt With housing markets across the county in shambles, millions of homeowners are sitting on real estate that’s worth less than they owe on it. Many of those people are also having trouble making their monthly mortgage payments, and some of them are losing their homes as a

Airborne laser brings down missiles in flight

But America can only afford one airborne laser right now, thanks Downsizing is the name of the game for too many Americans these days. Even airborne lasers have been scaled back, which should set Dr. Evil’s plans back a spell. At least he still has a fleet of sharks. But all is not lost when

Go to Energysavers.gov for Cash for Appliances info

Don’t let that old fridge suck up your cash! The Cash for Clunkers program doesn’t just deal with automobiles. President Obama wants to see a greener, more energy-efficient America, and you and I want to see more money in our pockets for the things that matter. Sure, a personal loan can pick up the slack

Beating Credit Card Debt For Good – Part Two of Two

Worthwhile credit card debt recovery strategies In part one of this series on getting rid of credit card debt, we discussed both drastic and practical ways of approaching financial recovery. Now that you have considered those first steps, it is time to figure out what to do next in order to embrace debt-free living. The

Financial Tips for Surviving the Loss of a Spouse

Financial matters cannot be ignored Surviving the loss of a spouse is never easy. Besides the obvious pain and loss felt, there is often an overwhelming amount of financial business to tend to. Unfortunately, credit card bills still needs to be paid, banking matters need to be appropriately handled, as do insurance matters. For those

A Vicious Cycle of Taxes and Unemployment

Higher taxes are bad news for employers and employees A new study by the National Association of State Workforce agencies showed that at least 35 states will have to increase unemployment insurance taxes in 2010. The average hike will be a whopping 27.5%. That’s going to be tough for businesses still reeling from the recession.

“Agnostic” definition of Obama’s deficit stance

Will the tough budget deficit decisions be made? So “agnostic definition” is something the Google searchers wants to know today. My guess is that it doesn’t have all that much to do with religion, which is typically how the word is applied. It does have other uses, though. Courtesy of the New York Times‘ “Word

Finding the Best Banks Post-Recession

The economic turnaround Now that the economy is turning around, consumers are shopping again. Savvy comparison-shoppers aren’t just looking for retail products and services; they’re looking for banks, too. Banks were hit hard by the recession and many changed their rules to mitigate the damage. Now that the recession shows signs of ending, banks are
A man filing taxes.

Tax Refund Loans and Other Options to Consider

It’s about that time of the year again: Tax season 2010. Everyone is running to file their taxes in hopes to obtain fast cash in no time, taking out tax refund loans to cut the waiting time down to a minimum. It’s obvious many of us are in need of money fast, but is a

Government Grants Help Defray College Expenses

College students need all the financial help they can get If you’re in college or have a child who is, you know all too well how expensive it is to get a degree or diploma these days. Tuition, books, computers, housing, food, transportation – it all adds up to a boatload of money. If you’re