Social Security Contribution Limits for 2017

Each year we track changes in the social security tax contribution limits. This year, the income limit rises quite a bit, from last year’s $118,500 to a hefty $127,200. With the average jump being a couple hundred dollars over the last decade, this is a significant increase. In 2011 and 2012, employees were lucky enough […]


Could Tutoring Now Save You Money on College Later?

As many entry-level jobs today now require at least an Associate’s degree, if not a four-year Bachelor’s degree, millions more students are enrolling in college. While that can be a good thing for those students, statistics show that more and more first-year college students are entering freshman year unprepared for college-level classes. According to some […]


A Review of “The White Coat Investor”: Money Advice for High Earners

The White Coast Investor is not just for doctors. This book can help any high income professional better manage their money, as you’ll see in our review. Are you a physician, other medical professional, attorney, engineer, or in another profession requiring advanced education to obtain a high paying job? If so, you’ve spent years of […]


Fidelity® Rewards Visa Signature® Card Review – 2% Cash Back

Recently, Fidelity announced the release of its new Fidelity® Rewards Visa Signature® Card. It replaces the Fidelity American Express card that had become very popular. Th new cash-back credit card option may be the flexible rewards card you’ve been looking for. Fidelity Credit Card Review – The Basics This easy-to-use cash back card offers unlimited 2% […]


Warranties Can Save You Money: Learn How to Take Advantage

A few months ago, I woke up to an unexpected and terrible surprise—my electric gooseneck kettle had stopped working. I couldn’t make my preferred method of pour-over coffee. I searched through my receipts and found that my kettle was almost one year out of warranty. Instead of attempting to file a claim, I posted on […]


How to Determine If Your Salary is Worth the Cost of Child Care

The cost of childcare is high and it’s only rising. For example, the average two-parent, two-child household in Maine devoted over 12% of their annual income to childcare in 2015. Even in less expensive states, like Louisiana, the same family could expect to put around 7% of their annual income toward childcare. With those whopping […]