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Paying tax with credit cards

Paying Taxes With a Credit Card for Travel Rewards and a Giveaway!

Welcome Million Mile Secrets readers and thanks so much to Daraius for asking me to participate in his Friday travel series today. Head over and check out the interview. For the past couple of years, taxes have been our biggest annual expense, more than what we pay for our mortgage, utilities, and groceries combined. We have our own personal income tax, which includes self employment income, plus three separate property tax bills. Since paying off all  consumer debt in 2012, we try to use our reward credit cards for every expense to earn points and miles. Since we pay off ...

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financial literacy aha moment

Financial Literacy Awareness Carnival-My Financial Aha Moment

I’m very happy to be participating with an excellent lineup of bloggers for this year’s Financial Literacy Awareness Carnival by sharing my Financial Aha Moment. You can head over to The Heavy Purse to see all the posts today. I bet you’ll learn lots! The American Dream If you have been reading for a while, you know that my family used to have some serious debt. At the beginning of 2011, we owed over $30,000 to credit card companies and had over $70,000 in student loans. We also were a family who traded our cars for new ones every three ...

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Eyes on the Dollar Special Announcement, Plus a New Design

I am so thankful for personal financial blogs because before I discovered this community, I was at a loss for how to pay off the debts that were keeping us from living our lives like we wanted. Obviously, I understand the concept of spending less that you earn and how payments and interest work, but when you have tens of thousands of dollars in debt and are essentially living paycheck to paycheck, the task can be so overwhelming that you don’t even try. Since no one I knew in real life had the answers I was searching for I turned ...

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our beach trip

Investment and Net Worth Update

Happy Friday everyone. I’ve been trying to make up for being on vacation last week by working all five days. Let me tell you, a 40 hour work week is for the birds. It makes me really want to buckle down so that I can be on vacation all the time (or at least not in the office). I’m thankful to have work, but working part time has certainly spoiled me. Because I want to keep dedicated to the idea of financial independence and all the freedom that comes with it, I thought it was a good time to share ...

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Miche handbag review

Miche Handbag Review and Giveaway

I guess it’s safe to say that I’m not really a girly girl. I don’t get excited over shoes and handbags. I honestly can’t tell the difference between a purse that costs $50 vs one that costs $2000. I think it should be a crime to pay 4 figures for a handbag, but I guess if that’s what you value and can afford it, knock yourself out. I am, however, often in professional situations where my Jansport mini-backpack just won’t cut it. Often a first impression is what counts, fair or not. A couple of years ago, I decided to ...

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