“Good Price” Value of Your Donations

One of the most common questions I get asked about on a client’s individual tax return is the amount of donations to an organization like Goodwill that is “acceptable?”  I use the term “acceptable” loosely because I feel as if one should only claim a deduction if the deduction is actually made. The conversation generally […]

Shaving off some of your budget

As I write this, I’m continuously playing an old Gillette Venus shaving commercial over and over again in my mind.  Why would anyone not want to be a goddess running down the beach with gorgeous legs and hot foreign men around you?  Seems like a silly question to ask, yet whenever I shave my legs I […]

Financial Blogging Conference 2011 (aka #fincon11)

I am thrilled that I was part of the first ever Financial Blogging conference in the United States!  As much as I am a “new” blogger, I’m very happy that I jumped at the chance to be part of the conference back in April.  I was not sure how I felt about attending as the […]

What Did You Do About Netflix’s Price Increases?

Now that the initial shock of “ohmygod, how dare they increase their prices by 60%” has worn off, how do you really feel about your Netflix subscription? I have to say that I think Netflix’s concept is outstanding. In 1999 when Netflix first launched, it was a subscription-based digital distribution service that probably none of […]

My LOVE/HATE relationship with Target

I should confess that I have a LOVE/HATE relationship with Target.  I know that sounds a little flighty, but I do.  I continually go to their “super” stores with good intentions and a definite list, yet come out with an entire cart full of items that I “need.”  It’s so easy to get sucked into […]

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