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Quicken WillMaker Plus 2016 Review

If you haven’t created a will – or haven’t updated yours in a while – now is the time with Quicken WillMaker Plus 2016. I was recently given a chance to review this new software from and would recommend it for anyone who needs to make a simple will. What It Offers Quicken WillMaker […]

What Percentage Of Your Income Do You Really Need In Retirement?

In planning for retirement, you need target numbers. Numbers such as how much money you’ll need to have saved by the time you retire, how much you’ll have to contribute each year in order to reach that goal, and how much you’ll have to earn on your money between now and then. But before you […]

Recent Articles

3 Reasons to Cheer a Falling Stock Market

3 Reasons to Cheer a Stock Market Crash

The stock market has been on a roller coaster ride this month. Just over a week ago the S&P 500 fell from over 2,100 to below 1,900, a drop of more than 10%. Then it recovered to finish last week at just under 2,000. What a ride! The financial press had a field day. Here […]

Ways Early Retirees Can Avoid 10 Percent Penalty on Distributions

5 Ways Early Retirees Can Avoid the 10% Penalty on Early Distributions

One of the conundrums faced by anyone who wants to retire early is the 10% additional tax on certain early distributions from many retirement accounts.  For example, if you retire at 50, you won’t be able to access pre-tax retirement accounts without incurring the 10% additional tax, unless you qualify for one of the exceptions […]

Citi Double Cash Card

Citi Double Cash Card Review

The Citi Double Cash Card  is a great option if you’re looking for an everyday use rewards card. Like many of today’s cash back credit card options, it doesn’t have a lot of purchase restrictions. You can earn 1% cash back – unlimited – on any purchase you make with the card. Unlike most other […]

The Perfect Asset Allocation Plan

The Perfect Asset Allocation Plan

All to often we make investing far more complicated than it really is. I was guilty of this when I first started investing back in 1993. Like the search for the Holy Grail, I was convinced that there was a perfect asset allocation plan. And I searched for it. I spent hours upon hours trying […]

CommonBond: Crowdfunding for Student Loans

Review of CommonBond: Crowdfunding for Student Loans

Crowdfunding has come to the student loan world, and it’s being led by a platform known as CommonBond. Based in New York City, CommonBond is a web platform designed to provide student loans to graduate students. As a for-profit company with a “strong social mission,” CommonBond has funded or refinanced over $200 million in student […]

How to Invest During Retirement

How to Invest During Retirement – An Interview with Dr. Wade Pfau

Imagine you spend 30 or 40 years saving and investing for retirement. With a long investing horizon, you stick with an aggressive asset allocation of 70% or more in equities. Now it’s time to retire and start spending some of your wealth. How should you invest? It’s a tricky issue. On the one hand you […]


Chase Bank Checking and Savings Cash Bonus Deals (up to $300)

Chase Bank is offering some excellent cash bonuses on new checking and savings accounts. You can earn a $300 bonus when you open a Chase Premier Plus CheckingSM account and set up direct deposit; a $150 bonus when you open a Chase Total Checking® account and set up direct deposit; and a $100 bonus when you open a Chase […]

How Much Should You Put Down On a House?

How Much Money Should You Put Down on a House?

Not everybody has the luxury to make a down payment of a home of more than 20%. But if you do, how do you decide just how big of a down payment to make? That’s the question we received recently from a reader named Kevin: Here’s the email: Hi Rob, My wife and I are […]

Amazon Store Card

The Amazon Prime Store Card: Is it Worth It?

Just in time for back-to-school and holiday shopping, has rolled out a new Amazon Prime Store Card that comes with either 0% financing or 5% cash back on your purchases. If you are a regular Amazon shopper, this offer could free up some wiggle room in your monthly shopping budget. Promotional Financing Offers When […]

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