7 Things to Know About the Military’s New Retirement Plan

The views expressed in this article are those of the author only, and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Army or Department of Defense.  President Obama signed the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law on November 25, 2015. Before both houses of Congress approved the bill, a large part of the […]


A Small Business Owner’s Bookkeeping Checklist

As I’ve mentioned several times before, I love being self-employed. Although there are some pressures and stresses not found at the typical hourly job, for me, the benefits far outweigh the risks. Being self-employed means that I am in control of my own destiny. I don’t have to depend on anyone else for my livilihood. Plus, […]


How to Earn 110,000 American Airlines Miles in 3 Months

Update: The 50,000 AAdvantage bonus miles described in this article are no longer available. The bonus offer is currently 30,000 miles. How would you like to take a trip to Hawaii for two, for free? How about traveling to Europe, again for two, for free? Or a single luxurious round-trip first-class flight to an exotic […]


How to Pick the Best Student Loan Repayment Plan

In this podcast we look at repayment plan options for those with federal student loans. Picking the best plan can lower your payments, and potentially save you a bundle.


5 Tax Perks to Hiring Your Child for Your Business

There are obvious benefits to hiring your child for your business. Teaching your child business skills and good work habits are certainly among them. Grooming your child to eventually take over the business is another obvious benefit. But there are also tax perks to hiring your child for your business. Here are five tax perks […]


Interview with Founders of Investment Portfolio Analysis App–Draft

Recently I had the chance to speak with Brad Lawler and Jason St. Peter, founders of DraftApp.com. This app enables investors to evaluate the asset allocation of their portfolio and compare it to other portfolios of like-minded investors. Think of it as crowdsourcing your investment portfolio analysis. As described by the company, “The app allows […]