Kat's Story, Saving Money

How Much Should You Spend on an Engagement Ring?

Congratulations! If you are wondering how much you should spend on your engagement ring then that means you are probably getting close to popping the question or answering the big question! Over the last few years, people have really started to broaden their horizons when it comes to wedding ring styles. Younger generations are starting to question the value behind…

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Budget Guest Post by A Dime Saved
Guest Post, Saving Money

Why is a Budget Important?

Today’s guest post on, “Why is a Budget Important”, was written by Robyn from A Dime Saved! This is Cash for Kat’s 6th guest post! If you would like to start at the beginning, check out Zero to Full-Time Income by Kathrin from A Chat with Kat. Our last guest post was on How to Make a Personal Budget (& pay Down…

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Kat's Story, Making Money, Saving Money, Tips

20 Money Lessons

Money lessons can be found anywhere, especially during last year. Let’s be real, everyone walked away from 2020 with some sort of money lesson or personal finance revelation.  This was a hard year for the globe and one that will change most people’s relationship with money for the rest of their lives.  I have had several such revelations over the…

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Saving Money, Tips

FreeTaxUSA Review (2020)

Welcome to my FreeTaxUSA Review for 2020! FreeTaxUSA has been my go-to tax filing service for years. It is actually the only online platform I’ve ever used to file my taxes because it is so easy! I first found it when I was trying to do my taxes by myself in college and it was recommended by the IRS’s website.…

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Making Money, Saving Money

Where is My State Refund 2020

“Where is my state refund 2020”: A guide to finding your money fast “Where is my state refund 2020?” That is the question I start asking myself form the second I submit my tax forms! This is probably what you are typing into google every week as you are eagerly waiting for it to arrive. State refunds tend to take…

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Saving Money, Tips

How to Save $ at Happy Hour and Beyond!

Here are my top tips for saving money at Happy Hour and beyond! If you are reading this, chances are you like to have fun occasionally on the weekend. If you are reading this and that is not the case… I hope I inspire you to have fun occasionally on the weekend! Flask It. Happy Hour Just Got Happier!  This…

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10 responsible ways to spend your tax refund
Saving Money, Tips

10 Responsible Ways to Spend Your Tax Return

Want to discover 10 Responsible Ways to Spend Your Tax Return? You’ve come to the right place! Well, tax season is finally over! Chances are pretty good that you’ve received your tax return by now and it’s probably a significant windfall for you. If you are no longer a college student that has already earmarked that money for rent, you…

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Saving Money, Tips

Easiest Tax Credit and Deductions for 2020

This post has been updated with the easiest tax credits and deductions for 2020. This post does contain affiliate links for products that I trust and use myself. If you buy something with the link, I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Every tax season I wonder to myself, “What random tax credit and deductions…

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Saving Money, Tips

4 Best Financial Tips for 2020

Here are my 4 best financial tips for 2020! These tips are easy to implement and will help you build a foundation for the new year. Financial tip #1:  Perform a financial audit It is so easy to add on new, recurrent expenses throughout the year. That is why I like to take 15-minutes every year to tally up how…

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