Personal Finance

Student Discounts: 40+ Stores Offering Discounts for College Students

Isn't it funny that some of our happiest, most exciting, and carefree years--our college years--are also some of our poorest? 

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5 Budgeting Apps to Keep You in the Black

Making a budget is easy, but sticking with it? Not so simple.

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How to Spend Your Tax Refund (The Right Way)

Getting your tax refund might feel like a big windfall, but if you don't have a solid plan for that money, it can disappear in the blink of an eye. 

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Should You Pay Your Taxes with a Credit Card?

By now you have either filed or are in the process of getting ready to file your taxes. The lucky ones will end up getting a refund from the IRS, but some people will end up owing money come April 15th.

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Costco Makes the Switch from Amex to Citi in 2016

We learned last month that Costco will switch away from their exclusive partnership with American Express.  Today, we learned that Citi will be taking over the relationship, and Visa will now be the only card accepted at the store.

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8 Surprising Things You Can Pay for With Your HSA

If you have an Healthcare Savings Account, you probably know the basics: the money you put into it is tax-deductible, rolls over from year to year, belongs to you even if you lose your job, and can be used to pay for routine medical expenses like co-pays and prescription medicine.

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Where to Do Your Taxes: An Exhaustive Guide

Whenever tax season rolls around, I have to come to terms with the fact that I've completely forgotten how to file. It doesn't matter how many years in a row I've successfully figured it out, or how much research I did the year before. Every year, without fail, I get my tax documents in the mail and suddenly realize I have no idea what to do with them. 

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Got Scammed? Here's How to Get a Credit Card Refund

Ever made the mistake of buying something from a sham website or retailer? Maybe you bought something online that never made it in the mail, or maybe it did come, but it wasn't what you ordered. How do you get your money back when the company you ordered from isn't being cooperative?

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Tired of Earning Points? Stop Global Warming with This Eco-Friendly Credit Card

Usually when I write about credit cards here on Brad's Deals, I'm advising you on how best to maximize your points and miles earned from your spending for exotic trips and weekend getaways.

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3 Self-Improvement Services that Succeed When You Don't

It's 2015, and if you have a problem, you can bet there's a service that'll claim to fix you up--for a nominal fee, of course. Want to get in shape? Join a cheap gym! Need to lose weight? Sign up for a weight loss service! Single and hating it? That's what dating sites are for!

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