It has been an amazing year this year, with a lot of twists and turns at our house. We were dealing with a tough pregnancy, and then a tough birth of our new son. And now we're getting to experience … [Read more...] about Hope You Had A Wonderful 2010 And That You Have A Great 2011! Happy New Year!
Archives for 2010
In the past couple of years a lot of people have been enticed into purchasing new windows, doors or other energy efficient home improvements because of the $1500 in tax credits that are available on … [Read more...] about 2011 Home Improvement Tax Credits For Energy Efficient Products: Insulation, Windows, Heaters And More
This past week the Congress passed the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010. The tax package was designed to extend the Bush era tax rates for another 2 … [Read more...] about 2011 Payroll Tax Holiday Will Mean A Cut Of 2% In Social Security And Medicare Payroll Taxes
I just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! Thank you for reading my lowly blog this year as we've grown from nothing to the point where we've got thousands of page views every month. I … [Read more...] about Merry Christmas To One And All!
From time to time I get questions about blogging from friends and family members. They know I've started a couple of blogs and made them somewhat successful, and they want to know how they might go … [Read more...] about Starting A Side Business: Making Money From Blogging
The last few months we've had quite a bit of uncertainty when it comes to what will happen to our 2011 marginal tax rates. The Congress and President Obama have gone back and forth trying to work out … [Read more...] about 2011 Marginal Tax Rates: Will We Keep The Same Rates, Or Will Taxes Go Up?
A while back we wrote several posts about how millions of homeowners (more than 11 million of them) were finding themselves in a situation where the values of their homes had dropped, and they found … [Read more...] about Number Of Underwater Homes Declines, But Foreclosures Are Up
Tim Chen is founder and CEO of NerdWallet.com, a website that helps consumers to compare low apr credit card offers. Tim also educates consumers about credit cards and personal finance at the C … [Read more...] about One Casualty Of The Recession: Charities
We've been talking for months now about whether or not Congress and President Obama would be renewing the Bush tax cuts of 2001 and 2003. We've looked at what the 2011 tax rates would be if they … [Read more...] about President Obama And GOP Reach Deal On Extending Bush Tax Cuts. Will Congressional Democrats Go Along?
The end of the year is coming quickly, and if you're paying attention to the debate about the Bush tax cuts, you may have noticed that nothing has happened yet. There hasn't been any action on … [Read more...] about Will The Bush Tax Cuts Be Extended In The Lame Duck Session?
The past few years have been rough ones, and we have seen our unemployment rates go from 4-5% all the way up to 9.8% as of last month's unemployment report. As bad as 9.8% sounds, could the situation … [Read more...] about What Is The Real Unemployment Rate? Is It Really Only 9.8% Or Are Things Worse Than That?
For the past few weeks I've been sharing the stories of some extraordinary people, folks who earned average incomes, but still found a way to retire wealthy. I called the series, "Retiring Wealthy O … [Read more...] about Going Broke After Having Millions: How One Millionaire Family Lost It All