Author Archive: Pamela Mitchell

Pamela Mitchell spent more than 15 years at daily newspapers such as the Hartford Courant and Houston Chronicle before becoming a full-time freelancer. She now writes about a variety of topics, from dining and entertainment to pets and travel.

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Family Spring Break Destinations

Family Spring Break Destinations

| February 12, 2013

Here are top spring break or Easter holiday destinations for families.

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Tips When Ordering Flowers for Valentine’s Day

Tips When Ordering Flowers for Valentine’s Day

| January 22, 2013

Make the process easier on everyone. Have the info and message ready. And order early!

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What Women Really Want for Valentine’s Day

What Women Really Want for Valentine’s Day

| January 22, 2013

The day of love is fast approaching, and many men out there are scrambling for Valentine’s Day gift ideas that will charm their girlfriends — or at the very least not land them in the doghouse.

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Forget Roses: Just-as-Romantic-but-Cheaper Flower Ideas

Forget Roses: Just-as-Romantic-but-Cheaper Flower Ideas

| January 22, 2013

Roses may be the go-to Valentine’s Day flower, but many other romantic — and less expensive — types exist. Learn more about flowers that won’t break the bank.

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Property Tax Rates by State. Find Out Where You Rank.

Property Tax Rates by State. Find Out Where You Rank.

| December 20, 2012

TaxFoundation.org compiled property taxes in the U.S. for a three-year period ending in 2009. Tax-Rates.org used then calculated averages by state.

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What Will the Tax Rates Be in 2013? 3 Scenarios

What Will the Tax Rates Be in 2013? 3 Scenarios

| December 20, 2012

We have yet to learn if certain tax cuts — both the Bush cuts enacted in 2001 and 2003, as well as stimulus tax cuts passed in 2009 — will expire.

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Sales Taxes State by State

Sales Taxes State by State

| December 20, 2012

Five states do not charge a sales tax at all. Most states have exemptions for food and prescription medications.

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Which States Have an Income Tax? Here’s the List

Which States Have an Income Tax? Here’s the List

| December 20, 2012

Find out which states tax individual income and which do not. Learn difference between Flat Income Tax and Range Income Tax.

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How to Get an Accurate Car Insurance Quote

How to Get an Accurate Car Insurance Quote

| December 19, 2012

Shopping for car insurance need not be a hassle. If you gather certain information ahead of time, you can have multiple quotes within minutes.

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Should I Hire a Professional to File Your Taxes?

Should I Hire a Professional to File Your Taxes?

| December 18, 2012

Whether or not you should hire a tax professional depends on a variety of factors, from how complicated your tax situation is to your availability.

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