For a while now I’ve intrigued by the thought of buying an e-reader device along the lines of the Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook or an Apple iPad. I’ve taken a look at all three at local electronics stores. The Nook was intriguing as it was similar to the Kindle, but it also has […]
Archives for January 2011
One way for your children to avoid financial hard times when they get older is for them to learn about saving and investing strategies when they’re teenagers. Websites are more likely to hold their attention than a chat on the couch. Let’s take a look at a couple of informative websites that can help you […]
The IRS has announced that if you plan to itemize your taxes, you will have to delay filing as their systems aren’t yet up to date with the current law. Find out when the IRS will start processing returns here.
When a persons dies, their retirement accounts are left to the primary beneficiaries established on the account. Here’s how to make sure you get the beneficiary correct.
Shoeboxed.com is a site that looks to make your life simpler by taking all of your paper clutter you have lying around the office (receipts, business cards, etc), digitizing it and organizing it for later use.
If you’re preparing to file your own taxes this year, here are some tips to make things easier.
If you are in debt and behind in your retirement savings, where do you stick your cash? Do you hold off on contributing to retirement accounts until you are completely debt free?
Here are four problem areas that have the potential to blow up a financial plan.
If you need some debt help and are looking to put your debt worries behind you this year, you might be surprised that a budget can be the answer. Yes, there are a lot of free debt calculators and debt planning tools on the Internet today. There are debt related blogs and all sorts of […]
If you use a flexible spending account there are important changes for 2011 that you should be aware of, limiting your ability to use the pre-tax funds.
In many ways, having a strong financial foundation can be a form of self defense. There are many things that can attack our financial lives: crushing debt, losing a job, and unexpected emergencies just to name a few. There are three weapons that I have found effective to fight off the financial burdens that plague […]
There are a lot of ways to make money online and ways to use side jobs for extra cash. This article, however, isn’t about earning extra money outside of work – it’s about increasing your income with the job you already have. It always seems difficult asking for a raise, so these tips (if presented […]
There are Christians who play the lottery and some who have even won large jackpots, in the millions of dollars. Should Christians tithe on lottery winnings?
Since the start of the worldwide economic crisis, the number of people in high-income countries who are considered over-indebted – in spite of a severe cutback in living standards – has risen exponentially. Not surprisingly, profound indebtedness has been linked to an increase in stress levels, often resulting in poor sleep. However, it seems that […]