TurboTax 2020 vs Credit Karma Tax: Which is better?

{} Nearly 50% of all Americans prepare and file their own taxes each year. This number is increasing because tax preparation software like Credit Karma Tax and TurboTax 2020 are reducing the barriers to self-prepared returns. But, which is better – Credit Karma Tax or TurboTax 2020? It depends.  Credit Karma Tax is better if: You take the standard deduction or You itemize just the common … [Read more...]

Fast Food is Killing Us (In More Ways Than One)

The statement, “fast food is killing us” probably isn’t that much of a shocker to you. But, it’s not just killing our literal physical selves, it’s killing our wallet too! And for some reason, we’re doing all this willingly! Instead of paying $2 for a healthy meal at home, we’ll pay $10-$20 for one that will reduce our lifespan AND delay our eventual … [Read more...]

What is Identity Theft Really? Things You Should Know…

You may be surprised to know that identity theft happened to 1,387,615 Americans in 2020 alone. And if that didn’t scare you, that number is only growing year to year. But what is identity theft really? And how does it really affect us in our day to day lives? Let’s talk about it. What Is Identity Theft? First, let’s talk about what identity theft is. Identity theft happens when … [Read more...]

Another Stock Market Crash in 2021?

Stocks fell 35% in 2020. Then they sharply made a comeback, far exceeding the previous year’s market highs. That should make you feel good, except…the pandemic is still here. Businesses are still shut down. Our economy will likely not be what it once was in the pre-pandemic world… Are we being too optimistic in the market? Will there be another stock market crash in 2021? Want to … [Read more...]

21 Things I Always Get From the Dollar Tree

Over the course of my adulthood, I have slowly discovered the amazingness of the dollar store. An item that typically costs $4 or $5 at another retail establishment might only cost $1 at the dollar store. After a few of these purchases, the savings could really add up! So why not just put a list together of the things we should be purchasing from the dollar store?Before I dive into my list of 21 … [Read more...]

The DIY House Renovation is Complete! Check Out the Photos!

google_ad_client = "ca-pub-3879908623510580"; /* 300x250, created 11/10/10 */ google_ad_slot = "7037050704"; google_ad_width = 300; google_ad_height = 250;So believe it or not, but the DIY house renovation is complete! I’m actually not sure I believe it yet! The renovation started in August 2011, and now it is finally complete almost a year and a half later. After all of these renovations … [Read more...]

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