Weekly Edition of the Best Articles On the Web (4/17/2015)

weekly round up

If you cannot pay all or part of your taxes then send what you can but always file your tax return otherwise a failure to file penalty of 5% per month will take effect on any taxes owed. If you fail to file for 5 months, this interest rate can be as high as 25%.

  • Saving Money on Outdoor Activities: For most of us, Winter is coming to an end. This means more outdoor activities and money flying out the door.  John Schmoll from FrugalRules gives us some tips on how to save money on extracurricular activities.

Mrs. Frugal Rules and I have done this, as did my parents. Volunteering is a great way to save money, especially when it comes to sports. If your child likes sports like soccer or volleyball you know how those costs can add up, and that’s not to mention the travel costs.

  • Car Maintenance Every Adult Should Know: We all know car repairs can break the bank, especially for those who don’t know much about cars. You don’t want to be that guy on a first date that doesn’t know how to fill up air in his tire. Lou from MoneyUnder30 provides some great DIY tips that every adult should know.

Transmissions that become low on fluid due to leakage can suffer from accelerated wear and can experience numerous functionality issues…

  •  Save $6 to Risk Your Ice Cream Meling? Funny read from Fanny @ LivingRichlyOnABudget about a coupon mistake at the grocery store.  The lesson here is to always double check your receipts before you leave the store!

I had just driven there during a busy time and didn’t want to drive back with my hungry daughter and melting ice cream. Ugh! And find parking… again!

  • Wedding Gift Ideas on a Budget: Summer’s here…which only means one thing. It’s time for Wedding Season! NBC reports that the cost of attending a wedding surged over 75%. Want to learn ways of saving money while attending a Wedding? Then check out our friends over at MoneyCrashers for some tips on gift ideas on a budget.

If you’re short on cash but really want to pack a big gift-giving punch, consider starting a crowdfunding effort. This can be used to help pay for the honeymoon, reduce the couple’s financial burden, work toward a down payment on a new home…

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