Thought of the Week
Today only, Amazon Prime is on sale for $72 for a years membership. The regular price is $99. I think that is a pretty good deal considering you get access to Amazon video, Amazon music, the kindle lending library, and free two day shipping on a bunch of stuff you could buy on Amazon. If you have considered joining Amazon Prime before, today is the day to do it.
This week’s money saving masterpieces
I read dozens of websites and blogs on how to save money so that you don’t have to. Here are my favorite articles this week:
GoDaddy Online Bookkeeping Review– Carrie from carefulcents.com has a great review of an accounting software program I hadn’t heard of. I am including this review in my list of favorite articles of the week for 2 reasons. First of all, it’s a great review of a product that can save you money. Secondly, I am just amazed I am not the only blogger boring enough to write a review of accounting software. Here is my review of Wave accounting, the free software I keep my books on.
Cancel Your Cell Phone Contract Without Paying Fees– When I suggest people start using Republic Wireless to save a bunch of money on their phone service the most common response I get is “I’ll do that next summer when my contract is up”. Ryan from cashmoneylife.com has some ideas on getting out of your contract now so you can start saving immediately.
Losing My First Job Was The Best Thing To Ever Happen To My Finances– Here is a fun little story from Kate at cashvilleskyline.com about how she turned a negative into a positive and learned the importance of an emergency fund.
Is the Home Office Deduction a Red Flag to the IRS?– Is this true or just a myth? Kevin from christianpersonalfinance.com tells you what you need to know about the home office deduction.
Need a Wedding Singer? Here are Booking Rates for 120 Famous Bands– This list is of no practical use to a guy like me, but just for fun Len from lenpenzo.com has a listing of how much it would cost you to get a famous band to play at your big event.
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