3 Ways to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck When You Donate to Charity

This time of year, you might be thinking about donating some of your money or your time to charity. You’re certainly not alone. According to Charity Navigator, total charitable giving in 2012 was about $316.23 billion in the United States, with about $223 billion of that from individuals. Many people do their giving over the […]


IRS Announces New Retirement Contribution and Income Limits for 2014

Each year, the IRS makes cost-of-living adjustments to all things tax-related. These adjustments affect everything from income tax brackets to retirement savings limits to tax deductions and credits. One of the most important cost-of-living adjustments is contribution and income limits for tax-advantaged retirement accounts, such as 401(k)s, IRAs and 403(b) plans. Cost-of-living adjustments are based […]


Where to Get the Best Deals this Holiday Season

The holiday shopping season is all about the deals. Everyone is looking for the best deals on gifts and the trappings of the holidays. So, where should you go to find the best deals of the holiday season? That depends on what you’re looking for. But here are a few things to try as you […]


DR 007: How to Retire at Age 30 [with Mr. Money Mustache]

Imagine working hard for all of nine years. And then at the ripe old age of 30, you and your spouse retire to start a family. While it may sound like a fairy tale, that’s exactly what an engineer named Pete did. Pete is better known as Mr. Money Mustache. We talk a bit about […]


68 Restaurants and Retailers Offering Free Gift Cards for Givers

If gift cards are your favorite go-to holiday gift, you’re in luck. Many restaurants and retailers roll out a great offer this time of year–buy some amount in gift cards, and get a free gift card in return. You can use that free gift card as a bonus gift or keep it for yourself. If […]


2014 Federal Income Tax Brackets by Filing Status

Each year, the IRS revamps income taxes and other tax codes to adjust for inflation, and 2014 is no different. Recently, the IRS released federal income tax rate schedules, cost-of-living adjustments, and tax tables for 2014. Wondering what your income taxes might look like in 2014*? Here’s what you need to know. First, A Basic […]