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By devon2 on 8/18/2009 12:17 PM

Posted Aug 18 2009, 07:59 AM by Karen Datko

This post comes from Jim Wang at partner blog Bargaineering.

Breaking up is hard to do, but canceling a credit card is easy. Call the company, tell them it's just not working out, then cut up the credit card. Easy, right?

What's a little harder? Understanding the impact that can have on your credit history and score.

Why canceling hurts your score

What impact can canceling a Read More »

By devon2 on 8/18/2009 12:00 PM

A tax deduction -- for your pet

Posted Aug 17 2009, 02:27 PM by Karen Datko

Is this an idea whose time has come? A new bill in the U.S. House would allow pet owners to deduct up to $3,500 for "qualified pet-care expenses" for household pets, including vet bills.

Would the so-called HAPPY (Humanity and Pets Partnered Through the Years) Act give pet owners a break they deserve? Would it encourage more people to adopt abandoned or neglected pets? Would we finally be able to list some dependents on our income tax return? (Others have attempted -- unsuccessfully -- to use their pets as Read More »

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