Just before the financial crash of 2008, one type of fund getting a lot of press was the targeted retirement fund. The idea cooled a bit during the recession, but the idea of these funds is starting … [Read more...] about Choosing A Targeted Retirement Fund
Archives for April 2011
My wife and I have been looking recently at possibly either buying a new home, or even building one if we were able to find the right lot. Home prices are more reasonable now than they've been in a … [Read more...] about CapWest Mortgage: Discounts For Costco Customers, Good Rates For Good Credit
My husband is finishing up his Ph.D. this month. His defense is scheduled, and everything should be wrapped up by the beginning of May. This means, of course, that he will be looking for a job. He has … [Read more...] about What Constitutes A Worthwhile Expenditure?
A week or so ago I wrote up a full review of OptionsHouse, and talked about why I thought they may be a good option for a lot of folks looking to find a good online discount brokerage. They've … [Read more...] about OptionsHouse Brokerage Signup Bonus: Free 24″ Dell Monitor
Investments are difficult enough without losing huge portions of your investments to taxes, and capital gains are no exception to taxes. Capital gains are the profits that come from investing in … [Read more...] about How To Avoid The Capital Gains Tax
A while back when President Obama and congress passed the health care reform law, there was widespread criticism from some small business groups and lobbies because of some stringent new 1099 tax … [Read more...] about President Obama Signs Repeal Of 1099 Tax Reporting Provision Of Health Care Plan
You’re scrambling around your home office, looking for the paperwork you so desperately need to file your taxes. W-2s, 1099s, expense reports – it’s all blurring together and you’re asking yourself, “W … [Read more...] about 30 Tax Organization Tips For Faster Filing
This year, millions of Americans will sweat over doing our taxes during the final week before the April 18th deadline. Trying to find all of the paperwork, digging up and organizing charitable … [Read more...] about No Need To Rush. Get An Extension On Filing Your Taxes!
One of the things about retirement that has always somewhat bothered me is the idea of doing nothing. To me, the idea of sitting around without working doesn't hold any sort of appeal. Which is why I … [Read more...] about “Working” Retirement: Make Money Doing What You Love
Our country is currently going through some hard economic times, with record numbers of people being unemployed, or out of the work force. So when folks finally get back into the workforce, it can be … [Read more...] about Can Identifying With Your Future Self Get You To Save More For Retirement?
There's been quite a bit of buzz lately about a new investing and brokerage account through a website called Betterment.com. A lot of personal finance blogs are writing about it because it takes a … [Read more...] about Betterment.com Review: Making Investing As Easy As 1-2-3
You've probably heard a lot about the importance of a good credit score. However, many people point out that they don't use credit cards, and they already have a house, and they buy used cars with … [Read more...] about Why Your Credit History Matters