The Best Hotel Rewards Credit Cards of 2019

Hotels offer unique rewards that can be used for free nights. To help bring down the cost of your next vacation, here is a list of the best hotel credit cards of 2019. A former boss of mine had travel down to a science. He bought the most expensive luggage and could pack a week’s […]

How to Create a Simple Budget in Under 10 Minutes

Even though I’m a personal finance writer, I hate budgeting. So I’ve streamlined the process so you can create a simple budget in under 10 minutes. I hate budgeting. I’ve tried using envelopes, Quicken, YNAB, and even fancy spreadsheets. The results are always the same. I start off strong, but within a few weeks, I […]

Changing Jobs? Should You Borrow to Repay a 401k Loan?

Changing jobs can be exciting. But what if you have a 401k loan? This article looks at whether you should borrow money to repay a 401(k) loan when you change jobs? One feature of many 401(k) retirement plans is that you can borrow money from your own account. Regulations don’t require that 401(k) plans offer […]

List of Free Online Checking Accounts

The best free online checking accounts all provide solid interest rates without charging customers any kind of fees. Our list includes many popular banks. With the revolt against bank fees in the news, I thought it was a good time to highlight some no fee online checking account options. The great thing about online banks […]

How Much Car Can You Afford?

How much car can you afford? Answering this question is critical to your finances. To help, we’ve analyzed several rules of thumb along with our own approach so that you can decide for yourself how much to spend on your next car. Buying a car should be a calculated decision. It’s a major purchase and […]

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 […]