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How to Read a Personal Finance Book the Right Way

Think of the last personal finance book you read. What did you get out of it? How did it change your life? What are you doing differently today with your finances as a result of reading the book? These are some of the questions I started asking myself as looked through my large collection of […]

Is the Chase Freedom Unlimited Your Best Credit Card Option?

Chase recently introduced a new credit card to its line: the Chase Freedom UnlimitedSM. It’s got some unique benefits among standard rewards credit cards, which makes it a good option for many consumers. Here, we’ll dig into the benefits of this card, as well as some potential drawbacks. The Rewards The first thing most people […]

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Balance Transfer

6 Credit Cards with 0% Balance Transfer and Valuable Rewards

Some of the best 0% balance transfer cards offer no rewards. Some of the best rewards cards offer no 0% introductory rate. The Chase Slate is a good example of the first, offer 0% on balance transfers for 15 months with no transfer fee. The Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express is a good example of […]

Pros and Cons of After Tax 401k Contributions

The Pros and Cons of After-Tax 401k Contributions

After-tax 401(k) contributions are unfamiliar to most people since employers don’t typically offer the option. But, some employers do, and after-tax 401(k)’s may be gaining in popularity. We were inspired to write about the topic based on the following question from a reader named Josh: “I just started a new job this week and on the 401(k) […]

Starwood Preferred Amex Review

Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express Review

With the vacation season fast approaching, it is a good time to review one of the highest rated travel rewards credit cards available – Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express. With this card, cardholders can earn Starpoints faster than with any other card. From up to 25,000 bonus Starpoints, free hotel stays, and […]

Citi Checking Account

Earn 50,000 AAdvantage Bonus Miles with This Checking Account

I described a couple of weeks ago about how I earned over 100,000 miles using the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select Mastercard. If you’re looking to earn more points easily, take a look at the Citigold checking account promotion that’s going on between now and March 31st. You’ll earn either 50,000 American Airline miles or 40,000 […]

Using Retirement Accounts for Down Payment

Can You Use Retirement Accounts to Buy Your First Home?

We recently received the following question from a reader named Sam: My question: As a first time home buyer, is it possible to leverage retirement accounts as a down payment? Is this a good idea? Does it matter whether its a TSP, Roth IRA, IRA, etc? I seem to be finding conflicting opinions/statements. The answer is not […]

Review of YNAB5 pin

Review of YNAB 5 from You Need a Budget

We look at YNAB 5, the new budget software, and evaluate both the good and bad changes to this excellent money management tool. We also talk about the 2015 letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders and how you can get an estimate of your future social security retirement benefits.

Vanguard Total World Index Fund

Review of the Vanguard Total World Index

There are a number of funds available that are designed to meet all of your equity investing needs within the same fund. In the case of US and international stocks, Vanguard Total World Index (VTWSX) is an effort in that direction. VTWSX has turned in a respectable performance given that foreign stocks haven’t performed at […]

Low cost 401k platforms

Transform Your Retirement with Low-Cost 401(k) Platforms

“My employer’s 401(k) choices stink!” It is a complaint heard all too frequently on personal finance forums and among coworkers, especially when it comes to small businesses – and for good reason.  Small business 401(k) plan menus often consist of expensive, actively managed funds that may not have been updated in years, offered by huge […]

Fidelity Visa Credit Card

Review of the New Fidelity Visa Credit Card

Recently, Fidelity announced the release of its new Fidelity Rewards Visa Signature Card. It replaces the Fidelity American Express card that had become very popular. Th new cash-back credit card option may be the flexible rewards card you’ve been looking for. The Basics This easy-to-use cash back card offers unlimited 2% cash back on every […]

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