Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card 50,000 Bonus Points

A new travel rewards credit card offer has surfaced and it comes in the form of the Marriott Rewards Premier card.  Right away, cardholders will earn 80,000 bonus points after spending $3,000 in the first three months of account opening. Depending on which Marriott location you redeem your points, this bonus has the potential to […]

How Much Do You Need To Retire?

As part of rolling over my 401(k), I’ve been spending some time with my retirement investments. I’ve tweaked my asset allocation and rebalanced my investments. And as part of this overhaul, the question of just how much money we need to retire has been on my mind. So I did some research into the question. […]

TD Ameritrade Review

It’s been a while since I’ve seen Sam Waterston (who you might know as district attorney Jack McCoy on Law and Order) promote TD Ameritrade in television commercials. But after years of wondering whether or not they are a top notch online discount broker, I decided to give them a shot.  Oddly enough, I learned […]

Quicken 2012 Review

Quicken was my first introduction to personal finance as an adult. With the magic of a computer and budgeting software, balancing my checkbook took seconds. It was easy to see where we were spending money. And the reporting tools made it easy to assess where we stood financially. So I jumped at the chance last […]

The 12 Best Credit Card Signup Bonus Deals of 2017

Many credit cards offer bonuses to new card members. We’ve assembled a list of the best credit card bonuses available today. Some top $500! Today credit card companies are working hard to gain new members. They do it with Super Bowl commercials, of course. But their real secret selling tool is the bonus deal. Most […]

The Millionaire Tax To Nowhere

There was a time when millionaires were revered in this country. Becoming a millionaire was a financial goal of many, and those who reached this elusive pinnacle were evidence that the American Dream was alive and well. Today, the “rich” are seen as the source of all our economic woes. President Obama has fanned the […]