American Express Blue Cash Everyday vs. Blue Cash Preferred

February 13, 2013

If you look at all the cash back reward cards, you will find there are three distinct types. Some offer a fixed rate on all purchases, usually around 1-2%. Others combine a fixed rate on most purchases with increased rates of cash back that apply to selected categories merchants that change each quarter. Recently, I […]

The Best Personal Finance Tracking Software

February 12, 2013

If you want to improve your finances, it helps to have a solid idea of what is going on. Unfortunately, we as humans have a pretty poor ability to track what we earn and what we spend. As a result, it helps to have some sort of method of keeping track outside our heads. For the […]

Mint Review: A Free Online Budgeting Program You Might Like

February 11, 2013

One of the most popular personal finance applications out there is Not too long ago, Mint was bought by Intuit, the same company that puts out Quicken. And I’m going to be honest. One of the reasons I was disappointed with the latest version of Quicken (other than the fact that the new version […]

Is Rental Property a Good Investment for You?

February 8, 2013

Let’s forget about the last five or six years for a moment – historically, rental property has been one of the best investments available. Not only can you use rental income to pay the carrying expenses on the property, but equity builds up over time creating large future investment windfalls. In addition, rental property can […]

2 Big Risks Your Homeowners Insurance Probably Doesn’t Cover

February 7, 2013

Homeowners typically believe that they will be covered by their homeowners insurance no matter what the disaster is. And while it’s true that you will be protected against most disasters, there are two big risks your homeowners insurance policy doesn’t cover: floods and earthquakes. These two threats have such potential for destruction that they are […]

7 Reasons You Need an Accountant for Your Small Business

February 6, 2013

With the various inexpensive tax software packages available today, many people have fired their accountants and are going the do-it-yourself route when it comes to preparing their income taxes. This can be an excellent idea when it comes to individual income taxes. But if you have a small business you could be setting yourself up […]

5 Things You Can Learn from Your Explanation of Benefits

February 5, 2013

A few weeks after a healthcare visit, you should receive what is known as an “explanation of benefits” (EOB). The EOB provides information about your visit, as well as information about what the insurance company covers, and your end of the bill. When you receive your EOB, it’s important to read through it, since there […]

How Better Health Translates into Financial Success

February 4, 2013

Better health may be the most underrated component of financial success. But if you realize that your body is your “vehicle” in life, the possession through which all other activities are possible, you begin to realize the magnitude of this connection. There’s virtually nothing you can do in life without good health, and the better […]

Will 2013 be “The Year” to Buy a House?

February 1, 2013

This is almost a cliché question that gets asked at or near the beginning of each new year. And it’s mostly a question that’s asked by real estate agents and home builders. But I’m neither a real state agent nor a homebuilder, and I do see some solid indications why 2013 could be the year […]

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