Monthly archive: April 2012

Yesterday, in addition to be the deadline for filing Federal and State tax returns it was also Tax Freedom Day. Tax Freedom Day is the day that average Americans have earned enough to pay their tax burden for this year (107 days). It is 4 days later than it was last year. Many people have [...]

Could you eat only 7 foods a month or wear 7 pieces of clothing for 30 days? This is part of what Jen Hatmaker did as an experiment to realize many others live with a lot less than we do. 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess is the story of her and her family doing [...]

Hunger Hits Home was shown on the Food Network the other night. It is available online and will be aired again April 21 at 5 PM CT and April 23 9 AM CT. The show was sponsored by the Food Network and Share Our Strengths No Kid Hungry Campaign. Some of the statistics from the [...]

The other day I received a set of coupons in the mail from Cashwise. There are 4 coupons good each week for the next 8 weeks. There was also a set of coupons for Sunmart in the April 15 Forum. They use these coupons to get you into the store. Some of the items can [...]

Federal tax returns are due on Tuesday, April 17. Several businesses have special discounts to relieve some of the stress of Tax Day. Some of the discounts are good only on the 17th and some are good for multiple days. For some of the discounts you will need to print a coupon from the company’s [...]

This is the time of the year to start looking for summer jobs. With the unemployment in its current situation it may be harder for teens to find jobs. The Fargo Public Library is hosting two hour-long summer job workshops geared to teens. The first one is scheduled for Thursday, April 12 at 4 p.m. [...]

Shredding any personal papers that have your account numbers and other information is an important step to take in order to protect your identity. Secure Your ID Day is an opportunity to have some of your documtns shredded for free. It will be held at Wells Fargo banks at 2501 13th Ave S in Fargo [...]

Following are a few recent articles I have found online. Being 60 and paying still paying student loans. As the article states, it is not known how many of these people have been paying their loans since their 20s or if they went back to school later in life. Also, if they had co signed [...]

Money Secrets of the Amish, Finding True Abundance in Simplicity, Sharing and Saving was the result of writer Lorilee Craker investigating why the Amish were thriving during the economic downturn. It consists of a dozen tried and true financial habits the Amish have followed for many years to help your cash go further. Some of [...]

One way to save money is to be organized. Some ways being unorganized can cost you money are: • If you don’t keep track of your bills that come in the mail, you may incur penalties and interest for late payments. Also, if you misplace checks before getting to the bank. • If you put [...]