What To Do With Those Old Electronics

By now, everybody has an old cell phone, mp3 player, digital camera, or any number of other types of electronics floating around. But, what’s the best thing to do with them? Are they worth anything? Should you just throw them away? What if somebody reads all those embarrassing text messages to your now-former significant other? […]


2011 American Silver Eagle Coins Just Released

The U.S. Mint just released for limited distribution the 2011 American Silver Eagle. Having purchased twenty 2010 Silver Eagle coins last year (pictured right), I had to snap up another 20 of the 2011 coins. They are simply stunning. You can purchase these coins either in proof or uncirculated. I’ve always gone with the uncirculated […]


Free Year of the Wall Street Journal Online from OptionsHouse

OptionsHouse, a leader among the online discount broker community is now offering all new account holders a one year subscription to the Wall Street Journal Online for FREE.  The requirements to obtain this promotion are simple and twofold.  First, you must open up an OptionsHouse trading account before March 31st, 2011 (when this promotion is […]


How To Loan an eBook With Your Amazon Kindle

You read that correctly. When you purchase certain eBooks for Kindle you can loan the book to a friend for them to read. Here’s a quick guide to the ins and outs of loaning a Kindle eBook. First things first: not all eBooks can be loaned out. It’s up to the publisher or rights holder […]


Show of Hands, Whose Heard of Covestor.com?

Ask any stock broker or financial professional and they’ll tell you that investing money in the stock market can be risky.  Unless you stick with extremely safe and extremely boring blue chip stocks (of which there are few), your money has the potential to disappear in the matter of months, weeks or even days.  Rather […]


What is IRS Tax Form 3903?

So, let’s say you get a new job. Great pay, great benefits, and it’s in a great new city miles away from where you are now. While moving expenses can quickly add up, the good news is that you can deduct some of those expenses if your move is related to beginning employment at a […]