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Jeremy Vohwinkle is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, the Financial Planning writer at About.com, and founder of Generation X Finance.

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Rent A Cow and Save on Taxes, Tax Loophole

The Rent a Cow Loophole You read that right, there is a provision in the Florida tax code that provides a significant tax break for people who want to rent a cow. This has got to be one of the strangest tax loopholes I have heard about. […]

The 14 Weirdest Tax Write Offs, They Were Asking for an IRS Audit

People are always trying to get creative with their tax deductions, but the IRS does not always go along with them. Filers have tried to deduct everything from prostitutes and pornography to pets and lavish holidays. But the IRS has been quick to put the kibosh on some of the truly outlandish deductions. […]

Signs You May Be A Shopaholic And 6 Things You Can Do To Change It

We’ve all made purchases on impulse, whether it be that candy bar at the checkout line in the grocery store or that pair of shoes that you come across that would go perfectly with your new tailored suit or the dress you bought last week. Impulse buying is a major weakness for many, and has its own problems. […]

Practical Ways to Break the Bondage of Debt

From governments and corporations to individuals, debt is an epidemic. The statistics reported by The Credit Examiner paint a grim picture of the America’s financial health. Americans owe a collective $11.38 trillion. $8.15 trillion in mortgages, $914 billion in student loans, $852 billion in credit card debt and $72 billion in auto loans. Let’s break it down even more. […]

Got Extra Space in Your Home? Rent It Out!

    Do you find yourself dreaming of new ways to make extra money to pay-off your credit cards or your mortgage? Have you thought about how much it costs you to own your home? Now is the time to think about ways your home can make a profit for you. It is time to put you house to work for you and see if you can can get a little extra spending cash from doing it. […]

Living without money, Is it really possible?

A while back, I wrote about Mark Boyle (aka The Moneyless Man) and his year-long experimentation of living life without money in the UK.  It seems that this phenomenon is catching because a recent article on Yahoo Voices featured a Berlin couple and their 18-month-old who live entirely on the goodwill of others.  Raphael Fellmer, along with his wife, Nieves Palmer, and their young daughter, Alma L […]

How to Spend Your Tax Refund Wisely

Each year, millions of Americans look forward to that magical day when they find out how much they will be getting back in a tax refund. Now that the federal government and most of the states use direct deposit, people are getting their refunds faster than ever. You could take your tax refund and buy some of the newest electronic gadgets with it or put it towards your dream vacation to Aruba. […]

What You Need to Do to Prepare for Volunteer Work Abroad

Volunteers provide valuable services to organizations and charities around the world.  Without the manpower of these individuals, there wouldn’t be enough time in the day to do an enormous amount of good in other countries.  With this in mind, volunteers are highly revered for the work that they do and rightfully so.  Behind every successful charitable effort is a group of volunteers that help mak […]

Five Things You Should Stop Spending Money on Today!

  Do you have a hole in your pocket that cash passes through? Have no idea why you don’t have any extra money to save each pay period? Are you still making impulse purchases? If you are, that’s likely the cause of your financial distress. I have run into countless people who spend like no other but are always complaining about how broke they are. […]

Can you really put a price on love? Love Don’t Cost a Thing!

How many times have you heard these phrases? More likely than not you have heard one or the other enough that they will pop into your head when you are looking to purchase something for your loved one. I was listening to the radio this morning and I heard a commercial that was trying to sell insanely overpriced jewelry. […]