Are Social Security Benefits Taxable?

While it may be difficult to stomach, the fact is that social security benefits may be taxable. Generally, if your only income is from social security, your benefits are probably not taxable and you may not need to file a tax return. If you have sources of income in addition to social security, however, then […]

What Happens If You Lose a RedBox Movie Rental?

I’m a big movie watcher, and I love taking advantage of movie deals like the popular Netflix free trial or RedBox free rental codes. But one of these almost came back to haunt me, through no fault of my own. I recently had a scare when I returned a movie to Red Box and didn’t […]

Renting a Car from Thrifty? Learn from My Mistakes

My family and I were in Florida this past weekend visiting colleges for my son and daughter. We rented a car from Thrifty in Orlando for four days. While I thought I did everything possible to get the best possible deal, it turns out I made three critical mistakes that cost me about $100. So […]

CapWest Mortgage Review

If you have been thinking about purchasing a home, securing an affordable interest rate on your mortgage will ensure that you don’t pay too much for your property over time. Rates are at an all time low and doing business with a reliable company, like CapWest Mortgage, can help you obtain a mortgage that meets […]

Fairness in Taxation Act–A Bad Solution to a Phantom Problem

Do the rich pay their fair share in taxes? Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D-IL9] doesn’t think so. On March 16, 2011, Schakowsky introduced H.R. 1124 “to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose increased rates of tax with respect to taxpayers with more than $1,000,000 taxable income, and for other purposes.” The bill would […]

PenFed VISA Platinum Gas/Cash Rewards Card 5% Cash Back Offer

Nervous consumers are watching closely as big banks like Chase consider limiting debit card transactions while increasing ATM fees.  While debit cards will likely continue to move against the consumer, credit cards are increasing their rewards programs in order to entice new business.  The PenFed VISA Platinum Cashback Rewards Card happens to be one of […]