Refinancing A Mortgage, IRS Audit Triggers @ The Carnivals

by Silicon Valley Blogger on 2008-03-269

Mid-Week Personal Finance Articles

  • Brip Blap: Like many of you, I feel that time flies way too fast, with my days feeling much shorter than 24 hours. So this great productivity post marks the spot; it tell us how to make the most out of our days.
  • Million Dollar Journey: True, if you upgrade your housing, you’ll introduce a whole slew of expenses into the picture. Once you get bigger or fancier digs, there’s automatically more financial outlay.
  • My Dollar Plan: Are you considering refinancing your mortgage? It could be a good time to look into it now, with interest rates lower.

Money Carnivals

Million Dollar Journey birthed The Carnival of Personal Finance #145, Baby Education Edition this time. 😉 I thoroughly enjoyed these pieces I found there:

Meanwhile, The Festival of Frugality #118, ABC Edition comes to us by way of My Dollar Plan. Some favorite reads I came across:

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Frugal Duchess March 26, 2008 at 6:46 pm

Thanks for the mention!
Best Wishes,

squawkfox March 27, 2008 at 6:24 am

Thank you for mentioning my “Crap” article! 🙂

Pinyo March 27, 2008 at 7:09 am

SVB, thank you for the mention!

theWild1 March 27, 2008 at 12:27 pm

Great carnival

Millionaire Money Habits March 31, 2008 at 5:21 pm

Thanks for the link! 😉

Make Friends, Earn Money April 1, 2008 at 4:04 am

thanks for a the carnival, have just been reading some of the links you mentioned. I quite like the way to have kept things to a few quality posts rather than listing every article under the sun! Hope you’re having a good week

Home Mortgage Loan Refinancing Advice April 19, 2008 at 11:35 am

Fun advice and insight into finances thanks!

Refinancer June 18, 2008 at 5:42 pm

Refinancing can be worthwhile, but it does not make good financial sense for everyone.

Ed: I would hope you could provide some scenarios for when refinancing isn’t a good option?

Mike Habib May 24, 2010 at 11:03 am

What are the chances of being examined? A total of 1,391,581 individual income tax returns were audited during FY 2008 (Oct. 1, 2007 through Sept. 30, 2008) out of a total of 137.8 million individual returns that were filed in the previous year. This works out to 1.0% of all individual returns filed (about the same as the audit rate for the preceding year).

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