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Nicholas Pell

Nicholas Pell, Contributor

Nicholas Pell is a freelance writer living in Hollywood, California. His writing has been featured on Made Man, The Nervous Breakdown, Strange Horizons, Chron.com, DocStoc, LiveStrong and USA Today. Pell has been a featured guest on CBS Radio’s Overnight America.

Articles by Nicholas Pell

Use a CD to Save for the Perfect Engagement Ring

Put a ring on it with a certificate of deposit.

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6 of the Coolest Mortgage Calculators

Find the mortgage calculator that's right for your financial situation. We offer six options.

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4 Ways to Watch 4th of July Fireworks for Free

Don't compete with everyone for the best spot.

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How to Get a Tax Extension

The tax filing deadline is a mere two weeks away, and the procrastinators among you are asking yourselves how to get a tax extension. A tax extension is a common form filed when people need a little more time getting their information together beyond April 15. Even if you know that a tax extension form...

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How to Legally Avoid Filing Taxes

It's possible, but not in the way you might think.

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Is the Money in Your 401(k) Really Yours? How Vesting Works

Are you fully vested in your retirement plan?

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4 Ways You’ve Been Paying Too Much to the IRS

Wondering how to maximize your tax return? Commonly missed deductions, the wrong withholding number and DIY tax preparation are often the main reasons taxpayers end up paying too much. If you, too, don’t want to pay any more in taxes than necessary, here are four reasons you might be forking over too much to Uncle...

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How Much it Will Cost You if Punxsutawney Phil Sees His Shadow

Energy costs may increase 12 percent if Groundhog Day signals a long winter.

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How to Buy a Live Christmas Tree Without Blowing $60 or More

Learn how to shop by species -- and don't be afraid to haggle a bit.

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5 Secret Tactics Holiday Retailers Use to Trick You Into Spending More

Know what's really going on so you aren't tricked into spending more than planned.

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