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Derek Brameyer

Wells Fargo Rewards Credit Cards Review

I receive credit card offers from Wells Fargo once every month or so, and I wanted to take a closer to look at some of them to determine whether any are worth applying for. Note that I don’t bank with Wells Fargo, but as far as banks go, they’re one of the largest in the […]

Chris Mamula

A Review of “The White Coat Investor”: Money Advice for High Earners

Are you a physician, other medical professional, attorney, engineer, or in another profession requiring advanced education to obtain a high paying job? If so, you’ve spent years of your life going to school.  You’ve spent tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars obtaining degrees that allow you to be a highly compensated professional. But […]

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Fidelity Visa Credit Card

Review of the New Fidelity Credit Card – 2% Cash Back

Recently, Fidelity announced the release of its new Fidelity® Rewards Visa Signature® Card. It replaces the Fidelity American Express card that had become very popular. Th new cash-back credit card option may be the flexible rewards card you’ve been looking for. Fidelity Credit Card Review–The Basics This easy-to-use cash back card offers unlimited 2% cash […]

Warranties Can Save You Money

Warranties Can Save You Money: Learn How to Take Advantage

A few months ago, I woke up to an unexpected and terrible surprise—my electric gooseneck kettle had stopped working. I couldn’t make my preferred method of pour-over coffee. I searched through my receipts and found that my kettle was almost one year out of warranty. Instead of attempting to file a claim, I posted on […]

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How to Determine If Your Salary is Worth the Cost of Childcare

The cost of childcare is high and it’s only rising. For example, the average two-parent, two-child household in Maine devoted over 12% of their annual income to childcare in 2015. Even in less expensive states, like Louisiana, the same family could expect to put around 7% of their annual income toward childcare. With those whopping […]

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7 Free Tools to Help Aging Parents with Their Money

As your parents get older, they might appreciate a bit of help with managing their finances. Of course, many seniors are content to look after their finances by themselves and are more than capable of doing so. In some cases, however, aging parents need assistance paying bills and monitoring investments. If a parent does ask […]

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These 7 Unusual Employee Benefits Could Save You Big Money

When you’re evaluating a job offer, it’s important to look beyond just the salary and consider all the other benefits. We’re all familiar with the basic benefits that most employers offer: paid vacation/sick days, paid holidays, and health insurance. But employers are getting creative with the extra perks they provide to entice people to come […]

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30 Items You Need to Budget for When You Buy a Home

When people are making the own-vs-rent analysis, they typically compare the monthly payment involved in owning a home—principal, interest, taxes, and insurance, or “PITI”—next to what it would cost to rent the same home. But what that analysis ignores is that it’s not all about monthly payment. In fact, it isn’t even about the income […]

DOL fiduciary rule

What is the DOL Fiduciary Rule, and Why Should You Care?

Fiduciary [fi-doo-shee-er-ee]: A person to whom property or power is entrusted for the benefit of another. Much has been written recently about the Department of Labor (DOL) and its long-awaited fiduciary rule, formally known as “Definition of the Term ‘Fiduciary’; Conflict of Interest Rule—Retirement Investment Advice.” Released in April 2016, this 1,023 page whopper of a […]

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Tax Credits and Deductions for a College Education

If you’re a college student, are paying off student loans, or have a child in college in 2016, be sure to look out for education-related tax deduction and credits when you file your taxes next year. The IRS names several available deductions and credits related to college expenses, including student loan interest. I’ll break down […]

Organize your receipts with Google Drive

How to Organize Your Receipts (the Easy Way!) with Google Drive

Does anyone else have a problem with losing receipts? Have you stuffed a receipt in your pocket or purse, never to be found again? Maintaining your receipts in an organized fashion is important for many purposes, such as making a warranty claim or preparing your taxes. Scanning receipts and saving them to Google Drive can make […]

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