Save Money on Wrapping Paper; Make the Container Part of the Gift


Unique Containers for Gift Baskets: Make the Container Part of the Gift
Why do we always put gift basket items in a basket? Because baskets are creative and useful containers? Here's a gift basket idea that makes the container part of a personalized gift. Below is a list of alternative gift containers.
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Holiday Shopping Guide: Penny Pincher Tips from a Recovering Shopaholic


Holiday Shopping Guide: Money Saving Advice from a Recovering Shopaholic
One of the biggest financial mistakes is to overspend during the holidays. We overspend for many reasons, but the result equals money trouble. Here are some tips to avoid overspending during the holidays, from a recovering shopaholic.
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Tax Preparation Organizing, Sorting, Saving Receipts


I know, it's summertime and nobody wants to think about paperwork, taxes or anything remotely connected with the IRS. I agree, sorting paperwork and paying bills makes me itchy, crabby and hot, and not in the sexual sense. And then there's that never ending dilemma: what should I save and what can I shred? If you subscribe to my husband's policy on paperwork, everything gets clipped on a large brass clip until it gets so full that the nail that holds the clip lets loose from the drywall. Then after a brief hailstorm of naughty words, he releases the clip and papers spew everywhere: bills, receipts, pictures the kids drew two years ago, a recipe for kielbasa, newspaper clipping of obituaries, the title to his motorcycle, envelopes from bills, old church bulletins...you get the picture. And then I, who have a system of sorts, have to wade through the morass.

After 22 years together, I probably won't get him to be more organized, but there may still be hope for you, if you are a paper hoarder. This is a simple straight-forward list of what papers you need to save for budgeting and tax time. Read on...

Smart Shoppers Money Saving Guide, Save Money on Groceries


Surprise Ways to Save Money on Groceries Grocery shopping, bargain-hunting, and saving money is an art. It takes practice, patience, good basic math skills and finesse. Join me as I take you on behind the scenes to see how smart shopper saves green on groceries. Read on

Free Printable Business and Household Forms


Free Printable Business Templates, Education Forms Personal Planners, Party Supplies
Free Printable.net: one-stop website for free printable business forms,document templates,personal and household organizers, greeting cards,party decorations,classroom forms, coloring pages, puzzles and more!
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Make Money Now!


DIY Economic Stimulus Payments
No envelope stuffing, marketing scheme or pyramid scam! Put your pen where your mouth is and get busy writing online! Bust the recession by crunching words instead of numbers!
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Free Printable Income Tax and Business Documents


Free Printable Business Templates, Education Forms Personal Planners, Party Supplies
Free Printable.net: one-stop website for free printable business forms,document templates,personal and household organizers, greeting cards,party decorations,classroom forms, coloring pages, puzzles and more!
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Income Tax Preparation and Filing Tips


April 15 seems to get here faster every year. Be ready for the income tax deadline with these tax preparation and filing tips. Tips on W-2, dependents, tax credits and other tax topics. Read more

Free OnlineTax Preparation and Efile Websites


Free Online Tax Preparation and E-File Services If you make under $56,000 per year, you can prepare your federal taxes and e-file free online. You may also be able to file state taxes free as well. Read more


Tax Preparation Tips


Tax time is lurking around January's corner. W-2 froms are due on or before January 31 from employers. Will you receive a check to the IRS or send one out? Regardless,it's best to have all paperwork in order. Don't let Uncle Sam catch you napping. Here's a guide to get you ready for that date with the IRS. Read on...

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Freelance writer, Top 100 Yahoo! Voices, Yahoo! News, Shine, Michigan, Detroit), blogger, teacher, mom of 4, happily married 25 years. Graduated GVSU 1986, psychology/general education and special education. continuing ed up to present. Certified MI teacher. Writing Michigan history mystery, children's Gothic fantasy. Areas of expertise: education, relationships, mental health, nutrition, history, world cultures. Passions: faith, Catholic church, sustainable living, interfaith initiatives, living simply that others might simply live. Working on MA in EI education. 

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