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

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 […]


2014 Federal Income Tax Brackets by Filing Status

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 […]


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

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 […]


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

Imagine 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 you could make money from the book, that […]


10 Ways to Avoid Identity Fraud This Holiday Shopping Season

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, […]


Review of the Barclaycard Upromise World MasterCard®

If you’d rather save for your child’s college education than get cash back or other credit card rewards, the Barclaycard Upromise World MasterCard® 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 […]