Yes, I’m Getting a Tax Refund (and 4 Reasons I Don’t Care)

I'm getting a tax refund again this year. And guess what - I still don't care. Read all of the reasons I'm okay with my tax refund this year.

Brace yourselves; I have an announcement. Not surprisingly, I managed to completely fail at paying quarterly estimated taxes again. And just like last year, I paid in more than necessary and am set to get a sizable refund. But just like last year, I don’t really care. It’s just another day in the life of […]

Saving Money, Getting Refunds with H&R Block

Saving Money, Getting Refunds with H&R Block

Waaaazzzzz up all you Thriftaholics?!? Have you been well? How has the New Year treated you thus far? Great I hope! Well, as you probably know, we just got back from a pretty swell vacation in St. Maarten. Basically, what that means is that I’ve been checked out of the world for the past week. […]

5 Unfortunate Facts About Self-Employment

Working for myself is awesome, but it's not all gravy. There are some unfortunate facts about self-employment you should know before making the leap.

As most people know, I left my stable, full-time job to pursue self-employment in April of 2013. The fact that I was able to quit was a dream-come-true at the time.  I truly liked my old job at the mortuary, but working for someone else got old- and fast.  I had always dreamed of being the boss lady […]

How Would You Spend $6,500?

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As many of you know, 2013 was my first year of self-employment.  And for the most part, it’s been awesome.  I made plenty of money, did all kinds of fun jobs, and had my writing featured in places like Lifehacker and Fox News.  It’s been epic.  But, despite all of my successes, I managed to roll out […]

Prepare your Taxes Using FreeTaxUSA ….and a Giveaway


The holidays are long gone, we’re now well into the month of February.  If you’re like most people, now is the time to start preparing and filing your taxes.  By now you should have received all of your tax documents from the previous year and organized your donation and expense receipts.  If you’re looking for a place to […]

I Just Wrote a Check for $3,500…

I just wrote a check for $3,500.....

Yes, folks.  You heard it.  I just wrote a check for 3,500 smackaroos…and it wasn’t for anything awesome like a vacation to Aruba or a hot tub for my back deck.  Unfortunately, the $3,500 check I just wrote was the June 15th installment of my personal income taxes.  What’s even worse is that the $3,500 I just […]

Five Constructive Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

Constructive Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

  According to the Internal Revenue Service, the average tax return in the U.S. in 2012 was about $2,700.  For most people, 2,700 bucks is a significant amount of money.  And in recent weeks, I’ve seen multiple Facebook posts proclaiming the giant windfall of cash that people were so darn excited to have.  “I spent my tax refund on […]