Best of Personal Finance Roundup: How to Turn Cheap "Choice" Steak into Gucci "Prime" Steak

by Linsey Knerl on 19 February 2010 2 comments
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Welcome to Wise Bread's Best of Personal Finance roundup. Today, we give you the skills to turn cheap steak into a dreamy dinner, 10 tips for making a family room top-notch, and what to do if you owe more taxes than you expected.

Top 5 Articles

How to Turn Cheap “Choice” Steak into Gucci “Prime” Steak — This technique is awesome, and likely to save some big dollars down the road! See how it’s done, and fear cheap cuts no more! Steamy Kitchen

The Room that Craigslist and Yard Sales Built — Before you write off Craigslist as a haven for junk and unworthy cast-offs, get a load of this room upgrade. Lazy Man and Money

10 Minutes to a Room You’ll Love: Family Room — Gorgeous. That’s how I describe the way our room would look if I were to follow these quick and affordable tips! Nesting Place

How I Made My Peace with Hiring a Housekeeper — You don’t have to tell me why hiring a housekeeper may be a good investment at your house. You had me at “hello.” Get Rich Slowly

I Owe More Taxes than Expected. Should I Hire an Accountant? — Unless you’re looking to go into the way-back machine and do something unethical, this may not help you in the long run. Get Tax Cat’s official stance in this article. Consumerist

Other Essential Reading

The Tax Filing Deadline is April 15th, but When Should You Mail Your Return or Have it Postmarked? Tricky question, indeed. Get the details you need to keep you out of trouble with the IRS. Gen X Finance

9 Tips to Stretch the Life of Common Household Items — Looking for a way to help your bra live longer? Don’t laugh, just take notes. This piece is good! My Dollar Plan

You’ve Got the Look: Four Steps to Instant Confidence — “Keep Your Eye on the Prize” is just one of the ways to amp up your inner confidence and appear like you own it. See the other tips in this quick read. Divine Caroline

What People Say on Twitter About Tax Refunds — This cool graphic gives a great summary of the “buzz” online regarding taxes. What are you saying? Turbo Tax

The Onslaught of New Credit Card Fees Begin — It’s here: New fee time. Get the dirt before you get charged, and guard your purchases with this need-to-know info! CNN More Money

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Linsey,

Thanks for starting this post off with mouth-watering steak instead of stinky stoopid taxes.

Eat dessert first,

Charlotte

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Allison

Thanks! Great links.