Personal Finance Round-Up: How Does The IRS Pick Tax Returns To Audit?

It’s that time again to take a look at our personal finance blogging friends, and see what they’re writing.  Seriously, we have the best blogging community on the web.  If that’s not evident by now, then something is wrong.  Here are some of the best of the best articles from this past week:

How Does the IRS Pick Tax Returns To Audit? Ever wonder how the IRS chooses who to audit and who not to audit?  They do have a method behind their madness, so read this to figure out ways to stay off their radar for an audit from

The Cost of Sick Kids. Kids eat up quite a bit of money when they are healthy, but it can add up even more when they are sick.  The joy of having children is like no other, but Ben from MSL puts the financial strain into perspective when they get sick.  Make sure you’re financially prepared for sickness!

12 Greenest Cars of 2010. I really think that 2010 will be the year that hybrid cars gain more popularity and start going down in price.  Here’s a great list from Consumerism Commentary for cars to look out for in 2010.

Cheating On Your Partner With Dollars. A good article about how to deal with spending small amounts of money and staying in good communication with your spouse about it from the Frugal Dad.

How To Get Huge Savings With Used Office Equipment. One of the most important things you can do as a small business owner is to keep your fixed and variable costs as low as possible, and buying used office furniture is a great way to save a lot of money as a small business from Wisebread.

The Difference Between 0% Purchase and 0% Balance Transfer Credit Cards. A good read, and everyone needs to know the difference between the two by the MoneyNing.

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  • Ben @ Money Smart Life

    Thanks for mentioning my post on the costs of sickness. I’m looking forward to the spring and end of flu season!

  • J. Money

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  • Erik Folgate

    Hey no problem, guys. If you ever want to guest post or would like us to guest post, let us know.