Author Archive: Kate Johanns

Kate Johanns is an Austin, Texas-based writer and editor. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

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Top Spring Break Destinations in Florida

Top Spring Break Destinations in Florida

| February 11, 2013

Any spring breaker headed to Florida has some tough choices to make—Gulf Coast vs. Atlantic, glam vs. collegiate.

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Top Spring Break Destinations: Lake Havasu, South Padre Island, Las Vegas

Top Spring Break Destinations: Lake Havasu, South Padre Island, Las Vegas

| February 11, 2013

Top spring break destinations are located throughout the United States, so there’s plenty of room for everyone to have some fun.

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Cheap Spring Break Ideas

Cheap Spring Break Ideas

| February 7, 2013

Inexpensive options for spring break abound. There are stay-cations, splitting the cost for a road trip, or volunteering with such groups as United Way.

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Deductions vs. Exemptions: How Are They Different? How Do They Help You?

Deductions vs. Exemptions: How Are They Different? How Do They Help You?

| December 20, 2012

Both deductions and exemptions reduce the amount of income that is subject to taxes. Should you take a standard deduction or itemize?

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Do You Qualify to Use Form 1040EZ? Here’s How to Tell

Do You Qualify to Use Form 1040EZ? Here’s How to Tell

| December 20, 2012

Many taxpayers will qualify to fill out the simplest 2012 federal tax form: Form 1040EZ. Using Form 1040EZ can save you a lot of time and hassle.

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Five Tips for Negotiating the Best Car Insurance Rate

Five Tips for Negotiating the Best Car Insurance Rate

| December 18, 2012

If you don’t regularly evaluate your coverage needs and obtain quotes from insurance agents, then you may be paying too much for your car insurance.

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When Do You Need to Get Homeowners Insurance?

When Do You Need to Get Homeowners Insurance?

| December 18, 2012

Do you need homeowners insurance? Whether you have a mortgage or own your home outright, then the answer to that question is unequivocally yes.

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How to Make New Year’s Resolutions You’ll Actually Keep

How to Make New Year’s Resolutions You’ll Actually Keep

| December 11, 2012

Is it possible to make New Year’s resolutions that stick? Yes, it is. The trick is to set yourself up for success.

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Create New Habits — or Break Bad Ones — in the New Year

Create New Habits — or Break Bad Ones — in the New Year

| December 10, 2012

Creating a new habit or breaking a bad one is easier said than done. Here’s how to make new year’s resolutions stick.

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5 Fun Party Ideas for Watching Football All New Year’s Day

5 Fun Party Ideas for Watching Football All New Year’s Day

| December 10, 2012

Bring on the chips, soda and beer! And make sure the remote has fresh batteries.

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