How To Find the Right Contractor

In today’s “Do-it-Yourself (DIY)” age, we are often fooled into thinking there is no project too difficult to handle. Even if you’re a hardcore DIYer, chances are that you’ll eventually stumble across a project for which require professional help. In this case, you’ll need to hire a contractor to help you complete your project. There […]


Minimize Risk With LendingClub’s 60-Month Notes

Recently, I’ve started to invest more in LendingClub notes. The interest rates you can earn at LendingClub are significantly higher than even a high yield savings account or CD, and p2p lending is a good way to diversify an investment portfolio. But there is a significant downside with this strategy–risk. Investing in consumer loans involves […]


Should You Take the Annuity or Lump Sum Payment?

Congratulations!  You just won the lottery! Now comes the difficult question of whether to accept your winnings in installments over a long period of time or to take a lump sum payment. This might seem like a ridiculous question to ponder, since you have a greater likelihood of becoming president or dying from an asteroid […]


A Beginner’s Guide to 401k Retirement Accounts

In all likelihood, you will have to deal with a 401(k) at some point in your life.  The good thing is they are fairly straightforward and investing in them is easy and potentially very profitable.  Understanding the basics of a 401(k) might prove very beneficial. 401(k) Basics Let’s start with the simple definition.  A 401(k) […]


New Laws Mean New Ways to Obtain Your Credit Score for FREE

Your credit score is essential financial information, but if you’re like many consumers, you don’t know much about it. Luckily, new laws mean that you can learn about your credit score more easily than ever – and for free! What is a Credit Score? A credit score is a numerical value assigned to you based […]


What is IRS Tax Form 1040EZ?

It’s a new year, and for millions of Americans, that means anxiously awaiting the arrival of tax information forms and beginning the arduous annual process of filing a tax return. Depending on your tax situation, you may use any of three forms to file your taxes: Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ. Form 1040EZ is frequently […]