Weekly Roundup – 04/14/06

Once again, I’ve managed to let my Friday roundup to slip until Sunday, but here it is just the same… A ragtag bunch of eye-catching articles from across the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond…


Tax Audits are on the Rise

With just two days to go before the tax filing deadline, keep in mind that audits have been on the rise in recent years. In fact, according to an article from H&R Block’s Tax Advice Central, American have a 1 in 107 chance of being audited, and the likelihood jumps to 1 in 63 if […]


Help us Choose a Mover

Now that we’ve sold our current house and bought a new one (or have at least gone under contract at both ends), we need to start thinking about actually moving. We have a bit of time but, since summer is the high season for movers, we need to start thinking about getting estimates and actually […]


Carnivals – Week of 04/10/06

FiveCentNickel participated in two Carnivals this week, and will be hosting the Carnival of Personal Finance next week (please submit your entries using the handy submission form at Conservative Cat). Here are the Carnivals of the week, along with my posts that were included in each. The Best of Me Symphony, which is up at […]


Max That Roth! (Again)

Aside from being the day your taxes are due, April 17th marks the cutoff for IRA contributions for the last year. And I’m here to tell that if there’s anyway possible that you might have the money to contribute to a Roth IRA before the deadline, then you should seriously think about it. You see, […]


Requesting a Tax Filing Extension

Got your taxes done? Given that April 15th falls on a Saturday this year, Uncle Sam is giving you a brief reprieve… Tax Day doesn’t actually hit until Monday, April 17th. But if that’s still not enough time, then you might need to consider filing an extension. In short, you need to file IRS Form […]


Another Batch of ING Direct Referral Links Posted

Just a quick note to let you know that I’ve posted a large batch of fresh referral links for the ING Direct $25 account opening bonus. As before, keep in mind that opening an account through on of these links gives you an easy (and instant) 10% return on the minimum deposit of $250. Get […]


Bought and Sold in Under Six Days

Last night we learned that: (1) the sellers of our new house had officially signed the contract (they had previously given verbal consent, but it’s not a done deal until they sign), and (2) the buyers of our current house accepted the terms of our counter offer. In other words, we bought and sold (or […]


Counter Offer Made, Another Offer Received

Things are heating up in The Great House Hunt… The offer that we made on Saturday was basically accepted, although they wanted to tweak the timing a bit, so they sent us a counter offer on Sunday afternoon. We were happy with nearly everything, so we made just one tiny modification and sent it back […]


Got any ING Direct Referrals?

Note: Fresh links are up (contributed by a reader). Get ’em while they’re hot. Just thought I’d post a note to let y’all know that I’ve exhausted my supply of ING Direct referral links (at least for the time being). I do, however, have an idea… If you have any ING Direct referrals that you’d […]