Personal Finance Roundup

10 smart uses for your tax refund [MSN Money] “The best options include paying down credit card debt, starting an emergency fund and buying energy-efficient appliances.”

5 credit score killers [CNN Money] “Here are a few things that can wreak havoc on your score and wreck your chances of getting an affordable loan.”

Five last-minute tax tips [Vanguard] “Here are five new or increased credits or deductions you may find relevant as you complete your 2009 return.”

Should You Buy or Rent? [Kiplinger] “Renting may be smarter if home prices in your area will fall further.”

Ten Tactics for Saving Money on Pets [The Simple Dollar] “How to reduce the costs of acquiring and caring for a pet without skimping on the quality of care.”

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