Each week we bring you a handful of interesting, insightful and helpful personal finance stories to keep you informed. Here’s what you should know now:

  • Spring is the time of year when we all come out of hibernation and get outside. Unfortunately, many of our favorite outdoor activities—dining alfresco, playing golf and taking the kids to the amusement park—tend to come with higher price tags. For those looking to keep their spending under control as it warms up, U.S. News Reporter Kimberly Palmer offers 12 ways to save more money in the springtime. These frugal strategies include stocking up on frozen foods, scoping out spring sales, taking a road trip and using your tax refund wisely.
  • Tax day may have passed, and your CPA may already on a beach in Hawaii, but that doesn’t mean you’re off the hook. Before you forget about taxes for the next 12 months, check out Business Insider’s list of five things to do after filing your taxes. Suggestions include filing your records, checking the status of your filing, making your payments, and, if you’re still struggling to finish your taxes in a timely manner, filing an extension*.
  • We’ve all heard the stories about lucky deal hunters hitting it big with garage sale discoveries. While we may not all be so lucky to find a Picasso tucked behind a $5 poster, everyone can make money on the internet buying locally and selling globally. Daily Finance Reporter Maryalene LaPonsie offers a few tips on what to sell, where to sell and how to find items that sell best online.

*All tax information provided in this blog post is intended as a convenient source of information. This information is general in nature, is not complete, and may not apply to your specific situation. Please consult with your own tax advisor regarding your specific tax needs.

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