Besides writing here on Couple Money, I write on some wonderful sites, including TurboTax. This past week has a busier than normal. They usually spread out my posts, so I was surprised that a couple were posted the other week. With the tax season in full swing, it looks like more posts are going up to help filers with tax questions. Two of my posts are online right now - Tax Credits and Deductions for Families and Different Ways to Give to Charities You Love. Please share either post with any of your friends!
In addition to my tax posts being up, over at MSN Money’s Frugal Nation Donna’s piece frugal parenting is out. ”Does your bundle of joy have to cost a bundle? Three frugal bloggers say ‘no.‘” Yours truly is one of those bloggers I loved chatting with Donna and grabbing some tips from her and the other parents.
Favorite Personal Finance Posts This Week
Here are some personal finance posts I enjoyed this week. To get all of my Twitter updates as they happen, please follow me here.
- Millennials Do Not Have New Job Rules – @mjtm: Loved Evan’s thoughts on Forbes’ piece. It annoys me when I read different posts about how so many things have changed fundamentally that we have to rewrite all the rules, yet it appears that the basics still apply. We have more information and tools at our disposal so you can cast a wider net in your job hunt, but you still have to do the work. Working smarter is great, but you still have to work.
- Make a Grocery Plan that Works for Your Family @manvsdebt: With food being a big chunk of our monthly bills, I love to grab tips on getting more bang for our buck. I hate
- Is There a Best Way to Keep Track of Expenses? @mbhunter: My advice is to find what works for you and stick with it. For us, using apps and tools like Mint has drastically simplified our budget and has made it easy to stay on target.
- Paying for Services When There’s a Free Alternative @beatingbroke: Saving money is just one piece of the puzzle when it comes to finance. Looking at value can put things in perspective and help you decide if it’s better to do something yourself, go for the ‘free’ option, or pay for a service.
I hope you enjoy these posts as much as I have. Please have a great weekend!