Helping Those Without Insurance or Health Care

December 13, 2010

I’ve written a lot lately about health insurance and health savings accounts. Sometimes I get so caught up worrying about health care costs that I forget there are many people in the world that don’t have health care, let alone health insurance. Addressing this global health need seems like such an enormous task, it’s hard to know […]

Gettting from Prepaid to Postpaid

December 11, 2010

Today’s post is a guest post from Tim Chen, CEO of NerdWallet. Tim writes about credit cards for the Forbes Moneybuilder Blog, Huffington Post, and the Christian Science Monitor. For those with limited credit or bad credit, prepaying for services is a fact of life. This can include cell phone bills, debit cards, secured credit cards, […]

Chase Blueprint Review

December 9, 2010

Chase Blueprint is a program available to Chase credit card holders that’s designed to help customers pay off their credit card balances.  Ideally you wouldn’t carry a balance at all but the reality is that many people are in credit card debt.  If you do pay off your balance each month then there really isn’t anything […]

2011 IRA Contribution Limits

December 8, 2010

IRA Contribution Limits 2011 IRA contribution limits are updated every year so that your traditional IRA and Roth IRA contributions have a chance of keeping up with inflation and the resulting cost of living increases. Some years the contribution limits don’t change, the ones released by the IRS a few months ago don’t have a […]

Federal Tax Cut Extensions

December 6, 2010

TurboTax VP of consumer advocacy, Bob Meighan, spoke with me not long ago about the tax cuts expiring this year.  About a year ago Bob and I talked about the TurboTax online edition and tax software vs manual tax returns but this time the main focus was on tax legislation. Since we talked there’s actually […]

Scottrade Review

December 5, 2010

A Scottrade review is something I’ve been meaning to do after seeing the online brokerage rank pretty high in the SmartMoney survey of discount brokers.  With their competitive fees, low minimum requirements, and wide range of investment options Scottrade is an attractive option for many investors who like to manage their own portfolios. Scottrade Fees I’ll […]

Choosing Health Insurance & Hospital Rip-Offs

December 4, 2010

Health insurance is a popular subject towards the end of the year as many people go through open enrollment to signup for the following year and try and spend their funds before the flexible spending account deadline. I’ve been thinking about it a lot this last month as we finally made the move to a […]

The Best Cash Back Debit Cards

December 2, 2010

Cash back debit cards could be a good fit for you if you’d like to earn rewards on your purchases but aren’t a fan of cash back credit cards.  While earning rewards on a credit card is nice, if you carry a balance the interest charges will easily exceed any cash or points you earn. […]

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