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Chris Mamula

Is Travel Hacking Too Good To Be True?

If something sounds too good to be true, it generally is. So it’s no wonder people hear stories about travel hacking like this one and figure it can’t be done. If you’ve never heard of it, travel hacking is using credit card rewards to virtually eliminate travel expenses. It definitely sounds too good to be true! I […]

23 Excellent Ways to Save Time and Money with Amazon Echo

At $179.99, the Amazon Echo looks like a pricey toy, especially if you’ve got a smartphone that can do many of Echo’s tasks. Early reviews of the Echo were mixed, as Amazon’s version of Apple’s Siri, named Alexa, wasn’t as responsive as some had hoped. But, as should be expected of one of the most […]

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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 […]

Non Deductible IRA Contributions

Non-Deductible IRAs and IRS Form 8606

We recently received a reader question about non-deductible IRA contributions, and it got us thinking. Here’s the question: “My first question pertains to non-deductible IRAs. I have a rollover IRA from a previous 401K. Due to my income, if I ever decided to make additional contributions to this “traditional” IRA, it would have to be […]

Promote Your Blog for Free

11 Ways to Promote Your Blog for Free

Knowing how to start a blog and actually getting people to read it are two completely separate things. You can create an amazing design and write fantastic content, but nobody is going to read it if they don’t know you’re out there. But, if you want to make money blogging, you’ve got to get people […]

TaxAct Review

TaxAct Review: An Affordable DIY Tax Option

If you’ve been looking for a cheaper way to get your taxes done, TaxAct could be the online software for you. It’s more affordable than many other software options out there, and it could prove especially helpful if you’re preparing your own taxes for the first time. Getting Started To start with TaxAct, you’ll have […]

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