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 […]


Do You Suffer From Financial Phobia?

Yes, you heard right: financial-phobia. Do you experience a quickening heart rate at the thought of managing your finances? Do you ever feel frozen or immobilized? Ever feel sick to the stomach? Dizzy? You are not alone. According to a 2003 study in the United Kingdom, about one in five suffer from a serious fear […]


The Interesting Process of a Real Estate Auction

Many people are familiar with the concept of a foreclosure auction. In most people’s minds, such an auction works like so: A property that has been seized by a bank due to delinquent payments is offered up for sale and sold to the highest bidder. While that can be part of the process in some cases, […]


157 Banks Taken Over by the FDIC in 2010

In 2010, 157 banks were closed/taken over by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). This surpassed 2009, in which a total of 140 bank failed. In fact, 2010 saw the highest number of bank failures since 1992. In 2008, the FDIC reported 25 bank failures, and there were 3 in 2007. In the five years prior […]