How to Get Rid of PMI

Are you ready to get rid of PMI? Private mortgage insurance can add hundreds of dollars to a mortgage payment. Here’s how to remove PMI payments. There are various ways to get rid of PMI, a.k.a., private mortgage insurance. A reader posted this question on Facebook: “Anyone have experience with getting a new appraisal done […]


What to do if You are Missing a Tax Form

Missing a tax form? It’s no fun when preparing your tax return if you are missing a W-2, 1099 or other IRS tax form. Here’s what you can do about it. A couple of years ago, I accidentally filed our taxes before I had all the documents. My husband had worked for only a few […]


Uber vs. Lyft: Who Pays Drivers the Most Money

Uber vs. Lyft: Which car-riding service pays drivers more? We have the data and surveys to answer this question, along with analysis for potential drivers. The gig economy has created unique ways to earn a living. One way is to drive for Uber or Lyft. But which of these companies is better for drivers, and […]


Review of Realty Income–The Monthly Dividend Company

Realty Income, a REIT best known as the Monthly Dividend Company, gives investors exposure to real estate. Here are its pros and cons. Realty Income is a real estate investment trust (REIT) and an S&P 500 company. The company is dedicated to providing shareholders with dependable monthly income. They acquire and manage freestanding commercial properties […]


Merrill Edge Review

We put Merrill Edge to the test in this detailed review. The results: The brokerage service combines excellent features, fees, customer service, technology and educational resources. Merrill Edge combines the power and resources of two of America’s leading financial institutions–Merrill Lynch and Bank of America. It functions as a traditional, full-service investment brokerage firm. Yet […]


FreeTaxUSA Review 2019 — Is it Really Free?

A detailed review of FreeTaxUSA, a low cost tax preparation software for both federal and state tax returns. Is it really free? We have the answers. FreeTaxUSA is an online tax preparation website that enables you to prepare, print, and e-file your taxes for free. At least that’s true in regards to filing your Federal […]