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Parents, This Bed Will Make Sure The Kids Make Their Bed

If you have kids how many times have you had to send the kids back into their room to make their bed?

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Tax Tip: Extensions and Payment Options

With the income tax season winding down, the IRS wants to remind taxpayers how to request some extra time to file their return and the options they have to pay their tax bill.

If you need more time to file your return, you can get an automatic six-month extension of time to file from the IRS. You must file for an extension by the April 17 deadline. An extension will give you extra time to get your paperwork to the IRS, but it does not extend the time you have to pay any tax due. You will owe interest on any amount not paid by the deadline, plus you may owe penalties. To get an extension:

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Grandparents Are Doing More for Grandkids Than Ever Before

Families are closer now than ever because of the recent economy. This recent closeness isn't the only think that the economy has effected as far are family relationships are considered. According to a survey of 1,900 grandparents conduction by the AARP grandparents are helping their grandchildren financially.

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Less People are Spending Their Tax Returns on Vacations

Getting extra cash from Uncle Sam should mean you get to do something extra special right? Maybe even go on a vacation. Sadly only 10% of American's are planning to use their federal or state tax refunds to pay for a vacation. That's down from 20% just last year.

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Spanx Lady Makes Forbes Billionaire List!!

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Time For A New Job?

The 3 top things people make New Year's Resolutions about are:

1.) Losing Weight
2.) Quitting Smoking
3.) Get a New/Better Job

Well, lucky for me, I working on #1 and #2 right now, #3 I did last year, which is how I came here

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More Shopping On The Way In Bossier!!

More retail stores are coming to North Bossier. Stirling Properties is working to bring in more business to the shopping area along Airline Drive north of I-220. 14 acres of land near Academy Sports will be developed for more retail space

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Time For A New Job?

The 3 top things people make New Year's Resolutions about are:

1.) Losing Weight
2.) Quitting Smoking
3.) Get a New/Better Job

Well, lucky for me, I working on #1 and #2 right now, #3 I did last year, which is how I came here

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Photo: Wiki Commons/Tewy
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Surprise, Prices Rise In The New Year

It seems like the prices on everything keep going up. And, despite the fact the economy hasn't recovered yet, 2012 looks to be no different.

The gang over at DealNews put together a list of 11 things that are expected to cost more in the coming year.

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Dozens of Kmart and Sears Stores to Close After Disastrous Holiday Season

If you’re a regular shopper at Kmart or Sears, you may soon have fewer places to spend your money — parent company Sears Holdings has said that in light of decreased holiday sales, it’ll close at least 100 stores in the coming months.

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State Treasurer Has Unclaimed Money

With the Holidays and Christmas shopping upon us, every little bit of extra cash helps out!

Do you have "forgotten" money with the state treasurer?

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Peanut Butter Price Hike Could Make Things Sticky for Consumers

Peanut butter has been a staple for frugal food lovers for years, but a looming price increase could make it more of a luxury item before the end of the year.

Facing shortages after a dismal peanut harvest, producers have begun implementing steep price hikes, and consumers will start feeling the pinch this week — adding to a general rise in the cost of food throughout 2011. 

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