I've written quite a bit on this site about how I believe everyone should open and fund an IRA, whether it's a Roth IRA or a Traditional IRA. For a lot of folks it's one of those things that they … [Read more...] about When Is The IRA Contribution And Recharacterization Deadline?
Archives for March 2011
A while back the Obama administration put out a rebate program for new car buyers called Cash For Clunkers where the new car buyers could get between a $3500-4500 rebate on the purchase of a more … [Read more...] about Government Considers New Rebates For Electric Vehicles: Cash For Clunkers Part Two?
Many of us don't realize that we're sacrificing retirement. Indeed, we are often unaware that some of the choices we make now can have far-reaching consequences that can put retirement at risk. … [Read more...] about Are You Sacrificing Your Retirement?
For a few weeks now I've been asking folks to vote for me in the Free Money Finance March Madness competition. Basically it's a March Madness tournament for personal finance writers. I've mainly been … [Read more...] about Vote For Me In The Free Money Finance March Madness Elite Eight
There is no way to be completely prepared for a disaster. However, you can do your best to prepare yourself financially for an emergency that could cause you problems. If you haven't thought about it … [Read more...] about How To Financially Prepare For A Disaster
Over the past year or so I've written quite a bit about the Obama administration's Making Homes Affordable program, as well as other mortgage modification programs. The programs were conceived of … [Read more...] about Congress Considering Scrapping Mortgage Aid Programs Due To Ineffectiveness
We buy insurance policies to financially protect us should something go wrong. Most people would argue that insurance is a smart thing to have if for nothing else then the peace of mind it provides … [Read more...] about Five Myths Regarding Renter’s Insurance
If you've been watching the news lately, you know that gas prices have been on the rise, and that we could soon be seeing $4 (or even higher) per gallon gasoline. With unrest in the middle east, … [Read more...] about How To Find The Cheapest Gas In Your Area
I’m always trying to stay on top of what the best banks out there currently are, and where you can find the best bank rates currently in the market. I’ve written about quite a few banks here, inc … [Read more...] about Zions Bank Review: High Yield Savings, Checking, Money Market Accounts
One of the most challenging aspects of personal finance is identifying what is important -- and then keeping your spending in line with what you value. Because personal finances are, well, personal, … [Read more...] about Do You Know What’s Important? Spending And Priorities
Last year was my third full year of blogging, and as such will be my third year with a tax situation that will be a little bit more complicated than it is for some. I'll have side income to report, as … [Read more...] about 2011 Free Tax Filing Options Available For Some
Over the past year or so I've done quite a bit of research on online savings accounts. During that time we ended up opening an account with Ally Bank that we've been quite happy with. While their rate … [Read more...] about Discover Bank Review: High Yield Savings Account