What TurboTax Has That Other Tax Software Doesn’t

What TurboTax has that other tax software doesn’t

This article was sponsored by TurboTax.

Filing your taxes can feel like a no win situation…

Paying an accountant to do it for you can be quite expensive (been there) while doing it by pen and paper is a tedious error-prone chore (done that).

Tax software to the rescue, right?

It’s true, there are quite a few options out there today when it comes to tax software with many of them seemingly racing to the bottom trying to offer the cheapest possible price for multiple returns, or sometimes even free.

Honestly, using software is way better than wrestling with pencil, paper, and a calculator.

But, I’m a pretty financially savvy guy and I have to admit that I still struggle filling in all the fields correctly. I’m often reduced to scratching my head, desperately combing through poorly formatted help documents, searching madly online, and scouring the CRA website to find answers to my questions.

For someone who cares much less about money than I do, I can imagine it must be considerably more frustrating even with the help of software. That’s where TurboTax has picked up the ball and run with it.

TurboTax Holds Your Hands So You Can Stop Wringing Them

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The War On Debt: The Work Has Just Begun

The War On Debt: The Work Has Just BegunWe have come to the end of our six-month blog experiment to kill The Colossus, which stretched into a year – and stretched us along with it.

Overall, this financial overhaul has been a difficult journey, not only because we had to curtail some bad habits – and in some cases, fight for a better deal…

But also because of stresses in our personal lives which have coincided with our financial crisis.

Report from the Job Front

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Track All Your Subscriptions and Earn Cash Back With Butter

Track all your subscriptions and earn cash back with Butter

This article was sponsored by Butter.

We’ve all been there…

You see a great new service that looks amazing and you sign up for the free trial (hello Spotify) and then before you know it you’ve been pay $10+ per month for 3 years.

For those who are math-averse, that’s $360 gone forever.

Not that subscriptions are bad, but with all the amazing cloud based apps and services out there these days and with everyone and their mom switching to the subscription model, you need to keep them in check. Otherwise, that $360 can turn into thousands of dollars you’ll never see again.

That’s why my ears perked up when Derek Szeto, the founder of RedFlagDeals, told me about a new mobile-friendly website called Butter.

Butter tracks all of your subscriptions in one place automatically, lets you earn 1% cash back on popular subscriptions and recommends new subscriptions to you that you may be interested in.

Of course, you’ll also get special offers on subscriptions from time to time that might not be available anywhere else.

So How Does Butter Work Exactly…?

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Best Travel Credit Cards in Canada 2018

Best Travel Credit Cards in Canada 2018

The best travel credit cards in Canada are some of the most attractive credit cards you can get your hands on.

With lucrative rewards to jet-set worry-free across the globe, comprehensive travel insurance and premium rare perks ‒ it almost sounds too good to be true.

Sure, you could just go with any old card or with the first card that comes along…

But if you want to save money and use travel rewards to get you (and that special someone) on your next vacation faster? Then you’ll need to know the true value of these travel rewards in dollars.

The catch? Sifting through more than 100 travel credit cards in Canada ‒ each with 50+ features, complicated tiered rewards programs and lots of fine print ‒ is confusing at best, and impossibly tedious at worst.

Unless, you only need to look at one single number ‒ one simple score to know which card will give you the best overall value.

2018 Travel Credit Card Rankings

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