Although the U.S. government's ability to function is heavily dependent upon tax revenue, taxpayers are not completely forgotten about. In fact, the government offers taxpayers breaks for taking … [Read more...] about Lower Your 2011 Tax Bill by Going Green With Home Energy Tax Credits
Archives for August 2011
One of the ways you can save money when you purchase a car is to buy it used. Used cars can provide you with a great way to get from here to there -- without breaking the bank. Plus, you avoid the … [Read more...] about Buying A Used Car? Watch Out For Flood Damage
According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the average cost of raising a child rose to over $222,000 in 2009. (1) The 2010 annual Expenditures on Children by Families report … [Read more...] about How To Invest Money For Your Kids
Many of us were raised to believe that buying a home is the key to a stable financial future. It is true that your home is likely to be your biggest purchase, but it may not do to rely too heavily on … [Read more...] about Is Your Home Really Going To Be A Retirement Asset?
In the vast world of all kinds of insurance products, include finger insurance for a pianist, long term care insurance often takes the back burner because it is typically not considered until later in … [Read more...] about Long Term Care Insurance Decision – Should You? Which One?
The downgrade of the U.S.'s credit rating from AAA to AA may not seem to directly impact you yet. Sure, gas prices have dropped which is beneficial, but there are other costs that will soon rise … [Read more...] about How To Avoid Rising Healthcare Costs
The last few days have been quit volatile on the stock market. Big drops, big gains, bigger drops, more rallies, and more slides. With all this volatility, some people are in a panic, ready to sell. … [Read more...] about Are You Prepared For A Stock Market Drop?
One thing I'm often interested in is to hear about what the current actual savings rates are for people in our country. What have they saved? Have they started saving enough? Will a majority of p … [Read more...] about Retirement Savings By Age: Are People Saving Enough For Retirement?
As you put together a plan for the future, and as you plan for your retirement, one of the things you should consider is whether or not you are maxing out your tax-advantaged accounts before investing … [Read more...] about Are You Maxing Out Your Tax-Advantaged Accounts?
One of the questions you have to ask yourself when you begin probing your relationship to money is this: Why do I want more money? It makes sense to want to earn more money, but why are you so … [Read more...] about Is Money A Means To An End? Or An End Itself?