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Should Kids Get An Allowance?

Whether or not you give your kids an allowance will depend on several factors, such as your family values, budget, and the child's responsibilities. How much you give will likely depend on age and other household responsibilities. Also, do they need to do chores or do they get the money “just because”? 

TaxAct Review 2021: Same Tax Return, Lower Cost

While TaxAct doesn't have all the bells and whistles of other tax software out there it is generally cheaper to file with them. If you don't need extras, such as one on one support or audit assistance you may want to consider TaxAct. They offer a free version for simple returns and several other levels of service depending on how complicated your taxes are.


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9 Best Free Stock Analysis Software Tools

The best stock analysis software for you will depend on a variety of factors. You'll want to choose a software that's customizable, easy to use, gives real time analysis. Bonus if it also gives you the option to upgrade to a paid service when you're ready.

When Can You File Taxes in 2021

For a W-2 employee, April 15th is the day your tax return (and any money you owe) is due to the IRS. However, if you have non-W-2 income you actually owe taxes quarterly but still only file a return once per year.

9 Tips for Finding the Best Deals Online

Finding the best deals online can mean shopping around, tracking down coupon codes, taking advantage of price matching, or even using apps to watch prices and notify you of sales.

QubeMoney Review: A Practical Envelope Budgeting App & Bank Account

QubeMoney a budgeting app that is based on the envelope system. The special sauce is that it truly prevents you from spending money that isn't in an envelope – or qube as they call it. If you want to use an envelope budget but carrying around a bunch of cash isn't feasible, this is a great solution.

Nvstr Review 2021: Get Up to $1,200 to Start Investing

If you like the idea of a robo advisor but wish you could get more guidance Nvstr might be for you. The platform offers investing advice as well as a social media type feature that allows you connect with other investors and ask questions and get ideas.


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Drawing Your Financial Map

At one point, I once had over a dozen checking accounts. I was doing reviews for my previous personal finance…


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