What To Do When You Lose Your Passport

Your passport is like your ticket to new worlds, different lands, exotic destinations and ancient ruins. There’s no doubt that losing your passport may feel as terrible as losing your wallet. Bet instead of losing your mind if you do happen to lose your passport, it’s important to collect yourself and follow some very simple […]


5 Ways to Acquire $100 In a Pinch

Although unfortunate, there is no doubt that at some point you may be desperate for emergency money. If the “go-to” options are not available, i.e., withdrawing money from a checking or savings account, taking a credit advance or liquidating securities, then what in the world could you do, for example, to get your hands on […]


Ally Bank’s 10-Day Rate Guarantee on CD’s

No one likes opening a checking or savings account only to watch the interest rate drop.  The same is true when opening a longer term certificate of deposit (CD).  Interest rates can fluctuate between the time you open a CD and the time you fund it. Ally Bank has attracted customers to its CDs by […]


What is IRS Tax Form 6252?

Sometimes, individuals selling a piece of property do so using an installment arrangement. Rather than paying the full amount up front, the buyer agrees to an installment plan over two or more years. If you sold real or personal property (not inventory) using an installment plan, you’ll have to report the sale and income on […]


A Review of OptionsHouse Virtual Trading Platform

OptionsHouse is a popular online discount brokerage house.  It also offers a virtual trading platform that allows you to practice and learn about investing in a risk-free environment. The virtual platform looks and functions just like the real OptionsHouse platform.  Virtual trading allows potential investors to test out strategies and learn the basics of investing.  […]


Remember To Take Advantage of the Plug-In Vehicle Tax Credit

As any taxpayer hopefully knows, the federal government offers tax credits to encourage certain spending decisions. For example, the mortgage interest tax deduction encourages home ownership. Well, drivers who want to go green and purchase an electric vehicle are in luck as some vehicle purchases qualify for a tax credit of up to $7,500. For […]