How to File Your Taxes for Uber, Lyft and Other Popular Gig Apps

Tax Day 2023 is closing in, and the burden for gig workers is a little heavier because you’re considered independent contractors — not employees — of the popular app-based companies you work for. After years of filing extensions because of the pandemic, last year marked the return to a more familiar April deadline. Similarly, this … Read more

7 Dangers of Buy Now, Pay Later Apps

Buy now, pay later apps are an increasingly popular way to finance purchases. Companies like Affirm, AfterPay and Klarna let you split the cost of everyday purchases — from running shoes to groceries — into several installment payments. Pay-in-four loans are the most common model. You’re required to make a small down payment, usually 25%, … Read more

Extra SNAP Benefits Ending — 9 Ways to Save on Food

Millions of Americans who rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP benefits, will receive less money for food starting in March. SNAP benefits, commonly known as food stamps, received a boost three years ago as part of a pandemic-era emergency allotment. But these extra benefits — which gave recipients an average of $95 … Read more

Its a Good Time to Walk Dogs for Money Thanks to Pandemic Pups

Break out the leashes and the poop bags! There’s never been a better time to be a dog walker. Who says so? Well, The New York Times says so. It just ran an article about professional dog walkers in Manhattan who are making more than $100,000 a year. And, sure, most of us don’t live … Read more

When You Donate Blood, You Save Lives and Earn Gift Cards

There’s a shortage of blood at many hospitals around the country, but no shortage of places to roll up that sleeve and give a pint. Along with helping save a life, donating blood is also a good way to get free stuff like $10 gift cards, beach towels and movie tickets. You could also get … Read more

Do You Qualify for Any of February’s Class-Action Settlements?

Consumers who file a claim before the February settlement deadlines could receive cash payments and other benefits. Settlements are available for defective products, false advertising, non-compliant receipts and more. February 2023 Class Action Settlements LeafFilter Debris Accumulation Class Action Lawsuit Settlement LeafFilter agreed to a class action settlement to resolve allegations its gutter filter system … Read more