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Tax Returns: One Valuable Tip That No One Is Talking About

You’ve either just completed your tax returns, or maybe you’re still working on them. Somehow, it seems like we’re always in one of those two camps during tax season (and perhaps afterward if we need to file an extension). As a value investor, I’m frequently on the prowl searching to…

Best Home Improvement Projects for Your Money

Often times when thinking about the best home improvement projects that will increase resale value, images of top of the line kitchens, spa-like bathrooms, and decked out home theatres come to mind. However, according to the 2013 Cost vs. Value Report published by REALTOR magazine, it’s actually the more practical…

Hukkster: Save Money Shopping Online

By Kelly Hodges      How would you like to shop on line for products you love, but not purchase them until they go on sale? What if you were notified when those products went on sale, so you didn’t have to spend your time searching for sales on those products? Online…

6 Steps to Take Advantage of a Financial Windfall

Who hasn’t dreamed of winning the lottery, hitting the jackpot, or receiving a huge inheritance from some long-lost uncle? It’s fun to imagine what you would do with a big pile of unexpected money that magically falls into your lap. While most of us won’t be winning the Powerball anytime…

Key Ring Mobile App Review: A Loyalty Card Consolidator

By Kelly Hodges With mobile technology and advertising advancing by the day, it’s no wonder that there are apps for just about all the things we purchase and want to do. That said, in the short blog, I’d like to take a few minutes to focus on loyalty cards and review…

The Best Way to Reduce Financial Stress

By Kelly Hodges There is a common perception that people in high power positions are under a lot of stress. The pressure of leading a Fortune 500 company, a covert military operation, or an entire nation must be overwhelming. I would anticipate the anxiety levels among these leaders to be quite…

Setting SMART Goals for 2013

By Kelly Hodges I’ve written about goal setting before on SeeItMarket, and I do so again today because I feel so strongly about its importance. The start of the year is the perfect time to think about your short and long term goals for your family, career, health, relationships, faith, finances,…

Moving? Time to Find Your Cost of Living Calculator

By Kelly Hodges It’s not a secret that some areas of the country have a higher cost of living than others. A resident of zip code 90210 will be shelling out far more for housing, groceries, transportation, taxes, and pretty much everything else than their counterpart in 50210. For anyone considering…

Entrepreneurship: The Best Business Education Around

By Joshua Schroeder Why do people start businesses? Where does the motivation and drive to overcome never ending obstacles to achieve an ongoing number of milestones come from? Many people may answer that it is the search for wealth, recognition or the self-satisfaction that comes with being “right” or solving a…

Is Your State’s 529 College Plan Making the Grade?

By Kelly Hodges Earlier this month Morningstar released the results of its annual review of state 529 college savings plans.  The review classified plans into one of five categories:  Gold, Silver, Bronze, Neutral, and Negative based on how they were predicted to serve college savers over the long term. Plans from…