Roth IRA Conversion Tips

September 16, 2009

The Roth IRA conversion rules are changing in 2010, here are a few things to consider if you’ve been thinking about converting your traditional IRA to a Roth IRA. Roth IRA Conversion Limits The current IRS rules only allow you to convert your traditional IRA to a Roth IRA if your modified adjusted gross income […]

Tips to Improve Your Credit Score

September 15, 2009

Improving your credit score isn’t something that happens overnight but by following the suggestions below you should be able to raise your credit score over time. Don’t Pay Your Bills Late Your payment history is the most heavily weighted factor that goes into your credit score so make sure you’re at least making your minimum […]

Starting a Business & Being Smart With Your Money

September 14, 2009

Starting a successful business is not an easy task.  There’s a lot of time and/or money that goes into getting your idea organized and off the ground.  As people get farther into implementing their business they usually realize that they’ll need more money to make their idea a reality. Last night I saw a show […]

Saving Money on a Printer

September 12, 2009

I wrote not too long ago how we saved a ton by buying overstock and returned items and we found another deal this week!  My wife needed a new printer but instead of heading to Best Buy I stopped by another local discount store hoping to save some money.  I had come on the right […]

Using Licensed Contractors for Home Improvement Projects

September 10, 2009

The benefits of using licensed contractors was the main feature of Angies List magazine this month. When we finished out our basement a few years ago price was the primary factor for which contractors we chose.  We narrowed it down to several contractors that had been recommended and picked the one with the lowest price, […]

Summer Spending Trends

September 9, 2009

Do you tend to spend more money in the summer or less?  We spend more time doing outside activities that cost nothing, like going to the park or going for a walk.  But typically we do tend to do more travelling in the summer which can add up pretty quick. Quicken Online looked at how people […]

Costs of Raising Children – Kid Expenses Continued

September 8, 2009

Yesterday I wrote about the costs of raising children and got a few emails reminding me of some of the costs that I left off the list.  I don’t know how I missed some of these like childcare and insurance since they’re pretty big chunks of money.  I guess there are so many expenses it’s […]

Costs of Raising Children

September 7, 2009

Being a parent can be a lot of fun but it can also be quite expensive.  If you’re thinking about having children, make sure you budget in enough cash each month for all the different ways kids can cost you money. Health Care Medicine It seems kids, at least young ones, are always getting sick.  I’m sure […]

Lending Club Promotion – $2500 Peer Lending Giveaway

September 6, 2009

Lending Club has provided an alternative to bank financing with their peer to peer loan marketplace since 2007.  During that time they’ve continually been improving the process of lending and borrowing money with a peer to peer model and now they’re closing in on 25K investors. Lending Club is giving away $2,500 cash to the person that becomes […]

Four New Retirement Saving & Planning Tools?

September 5, 2009

Retirement planning can be daunting. You make a lot of assumptions about where you’ll be financially decades down the road.  You assume that the tax laws won’t do anything crazy and that the financial markets will continue to operate as they have for decades.  You also debate whether Social Security funds are going to shrivel up […]

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