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What Will You Do With Your Tax Refund?

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Tax day is almost here, and many people are eagerly waiting for their refunds from Uncle Sam. However, it’s important to take stock of your financial situation before making any decision on how to use your tax refund this year.

Take our poll today: What will you do with your tax refund?

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Frugal Habits of an Immigrant Family

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Over the weekend, I was able to meet up with my good friend, Wendy, who I hadn’t seen since college.

During our conversation, we talked about how immigrant families tend to save money at much higher rates than many Americans. This is certainly true for Wendy, and she feels that the reason she saves so much is because she maintains the “immigrant mentality” towards money.

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Retire Your Debt Before You Retire

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In just a generation, the retirement landscape has changed dramatically.

Before, most middle-class families were able to save enough money during their working years to live with dignity in their retirement days. Many paid off their homes, got rid of all their debts, and retired with pensions from their employers. Even if all else failed, they could usually rely on Social Security to make ends meet.

These days, many people near retirement age ...

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Famous Frugal Person: Mariska Hargitay

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Celebrity and thriftiness usually do not go hand-in-hand. However, some stars have the best of both worlds. They make millions but still possess the financial knowledge and discipline to keep their fortunes.

Today, our famous frugal person is Mariska Hargitay. You know her from the popular TV series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Even though Forbes once estimated that Mariska makes $8.5 million per year, she is known to be very sensible ...

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Things You Do To Save Money That End Up Costing You

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When I was younger, my parents tried to teach me the value of the dollar and the importance of saving. They would say, “Money doesn’t grow on trees. You have to work hard and earn every penny. If you save today, you’ll be able to put aside enough money to buy something you really want.” So that’s exactly what I did.

Now as an adult, one of my greatest ...

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