Over the past few weeks I've been noticing quite a few searches coming to this site with people putting together their financial strategy for the new year, and asking one important question. How much … [Read more...] about How Much Of My Annual Pay Should I Be Saving For Retirement?
Archives for January 2011
This past week I made a mistake, and it was a costly one. I've been writing personal finance blogs for 3 years now, and in that time I feel like I've learned quite a bit about personal finance. … [Read more...] about Breaking News: Personal Finance Blogger Makes Silly Financial Mistake
Checking accounts and debit cards have something in common: hidden fees that are meant to catch you off guard. If you are trying to figure out the option that has fewer fees, you will probably find … [Read more...] about Prepaid Debit Cards Often Cost More Than Checking accounts
We had a tax package passed in December that extended the current tax rates, in addition to making other changes to the estate tax, extending certain tax credits, and other changes. One area that s … [Read more...] about Social Security Changes For 2011
When people are trying to save money the first step they usually take is to eliminate anything they feel is an unnecessary expense. Unfortunately insurance policies, like renter’s insurance and life i … [Read more...] about How You Can Pay Less For Insurance
Saving money on car insurance is easier than you think... with a little bit of self education. Here are 15 simple things you can do that will save you money, while better protecting your car and its … [Read more...] about 15 Simple Tips For Cheaper Car Insurance Rates
A topic that I see come up time after time on personal finance sites is related to married couples, and whether or not they should have joint accounts. During those discussions one thing that … [Read more...] about Financial Infidelity: Do You Lie Or Keep Secrets About Money?
Among the changes that took place due to the recent Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 was the reinstatement of an estate tax. Due to gridlock in C … [Read more...] about Changes To The Estate Tax Rates And Exemptions For 2011-2012
We’ve talked quite a bit on this site about the recent tax cut package that was passed, and some of the provisions that were included in the bill. One thing we haven't done, however, is to look at a … [Read more...] about What Changes Will Happen To My Taxes On January 1st, 2011?
A couple of weeks back I published the new 2011 Federal Income Tax brackets. Basically, because of the tax act that was passed on December 17th, 2010, the current tax rates are being extended for all … [Read more...] about 2011 Federal Income Tax Increase For Some Despite Tax Rate Extensions
A few months ago I wrote a post called 10 Things That Broke People Do (That Keep Them Broke) that talks about the negative thought patterns and bad behavior that people engage in that leads them … [Read more...] about 30 Things Broke People Say (That Keep Them Broke)
With the advent of the internet and widely available free or affordable electronic filing options, the IRS has moved away from sending out paper tax packages every year as they used to. Do you … [Read more...] about Where Can I Get Paper IRS Forms And Tax Publications?