7 Ways To Stretch Your Tax Return Dollars

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A tax-refund check can be a very, very tempting thing. Should you buy those new shoes you’ve been eyeing? How about treating yourself to a weekend away?

Although these may be absolutely fine choices for some (it’s called retail therapy for a reason), spending your refund wisely could …keep reading

The Ultimate Tipping Guide

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Have you ever gotten your hair cut at a new salon and wondered how much to tip? You tried to remember…is 20 percent standard? Or is it 15? Wonder no more. We asked smart-shopping expert Trae Bodge for her guidelines on who to tip and how much. …keep reading

Quiz: What Should You Do With Your Tax Refund?

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Along with savings on tax software and commercials promising the biggest refunds, tax season also offers many opportunities to spend that money, from furniture and electronics sales to car and plane-ticket deals. According to research by economists Christian Broda and Jonathan Parker, many households take advantage of these …keep reading