I realize $50,000 for a family of four isn’t that much to live on . . . but should such a family not only not have to pay taxes but actually get money from the government through tax credits? According to this article, a family of four with two kids under age 17 and $50,000 income would make $31 from the federal income tax. What I take from that is, I’m paying thousands of dollars in taxes so that my income can be redistributed to other families who make less. It’s one thing if I’m just paying a bigger share of road construction/police protection/military/etc. because I have a bigger income, but it feels wrong that my tax dollars are simply going to subsidize other families. Not that they can do much with $31, but it’s the principle of the thing. At least there are lots of good deals to help me stretch what’s left after taxes! (Hat tip: All Financial Matters.)
Get free Kraft Macaroni & Cheese when you become their Facebook fan.
Get a free Hallmark Kids card through May 30. No purchase required, and it looks like there’s no coupon either, but the site does say “participating retailers” so you may want to call ahead to confirm your store’s participation.
Did you know Amazon has personalized coupons?I’m not sure how they’re selected, but it might be worth checking regularly to see if you’ve got anything good – the ones I’m seeing are all for personal care products, like razors and toothpaste. Disclosure: I’m an Amazon affiliate, so any purchase you make after entering Amazon through a link on Chief Family Officer supports this site at no additional cost to you. Thank you! (Via Baby Cheapskate.)
Get a printable coupon for $1/1 Expo Washable Dry Erase Markers. I haven’t printed this yet, but the site says the offer is good through September 1 – if that’s the expiration date of the coupon, then the markers should free or at least cheap sometime during the back to school sales.
Stretching a Buck has this week’s Target deals.
Bargain Briana has this week’s Meijer deals.
Bargain Briana also has this week’s Kmart deals.
The CPSC OnSafety blog describes how to childproof your windows.
Wisebread has a recipe for gluten-free oreos.