Give the Gift of Experience: 6 Places to Find Discount Gift Cards

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Gift cards are increasingly popular as gifts because they offer the recipient the chance to choose something that he or she really wants. If you put careful thought into the gift card you purchase, it’s possible to make it personal. A gift card to the recipient’s favorite restaurant or store, or a gift card to […]

Published or Updated: December 12, 2013

2014 Federal Income Tax Brackets by Filing Status

What If I Cannot Pay My Taxes?

Each year, the IRS revamps income taxes and other tax codes to adjust for inflation, and 2014 is no different. Recently, the IRS released federal income tax rate schedules, cost-of-living adjustments, and tax tables for 2014. Wondering what your income taxes might look like in 2014*? Here’s what you need to know. First, A Basic […]

Published or Updated: April 1, 2014

What are FAKO Credit Scores And How Do They Stack Up to FICO Scores?

Free FICO Score

One of the most important aspects of your finances is your credit score. This three-digit number sets the tone when you apply for loans, determining whether you are approved and what terms you can expect. On top of that, some insurers use your credit score to set your premium payments, and some landlords ask for […]

Published or Updated: December 12, 2013

DR 006: How to Make 6-Figures Publishing Books on Amazon [with Mike Piper]

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedImagine you’re a CPA preparing tax returns for clients. Over the years you hear the same tax questions over and over again. So one day you decide to write a short book answering the most common tax questions and publish the book on Amazon. While you knew […]

Published or Updated: April 9, 2014

10 Ways to Avoid Identity Fraud This Holiday Shopping Season

ID Theft

Did you know that the holiday shopping season is prime time not only for shoppers but also for identity thieves? And why wouldn’t it be? Fraudsters and thieves aren’t stupid. They know that around the holidays, shoppers are out in droves – both in stores and online. They also know that during this hectic season, […]

Published or Updated: December 9, 2013

Review of the Barclaycard Upromise World MasterCard

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If you’d rather save for your child’s college education than get cash back or other credit card rewards, the Barclaycard is an excellent option. Through the popular Upromise program, you can put this card’s hefty cash back rewards directly into a college savings account. What is Upromise? Upromise is a broad program that offers cash […]

Published or Updated: December 6, 2013

4 Reasons YNAB Beats Mint Hands Down

YNAB Beats Mint

After months of debating whether to pay $60 for budgeting software, I finally took the plunge and bought You Need a Budget (YNAB). For years, I’ve used Mint. I appreciate its slick graphical interface and that it automatically syncs with my accounts. With that said, in the last few weeks, I’ve become more and more of […]

Published or Updated: December 6, 2013

DR 005: 6 Accelerators to Improve Retirement Preparedness with Fidelity’s John Sweeney

Fidelity Retirement Preparedness Study

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedPreparing for retirement requires us to make a number of critical judgments. From how much we should be saving to how to invest our savings, these decisions will have a major impact on our ability to retire and the lifestyle we’ll enjoy during retirement. To that end, […]

Published or Updated: December 7, 2013

6 Tools to Find Promo Codes for Just About Anything

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You can save money on nearly anything with promo codes. Luckily, with the power of the internet, it’s now possible to quickly find promo codes for just about anything you might want to buy. Whether you’re on your way out the door to pick up some groceries, or considering a big ticket online purchase, these […]

Published or Updated: December 2, 2013