This article was written by guest blogger Eva Rosenberg. Last week, one of my clients forwarded me a letter he received from the IRS. It said that the agency was holding his refund and reviewing his account. As it turns out, the IRS found an extra $40,000 payment he had not included, and his refund [...]
Money can be a real pain. About 24 percent of people admit that the “pain of spending” turns them into tightwads, while about 15 percent admit to being spendthrifts, where they experience so little pain when spending that they spend more than they should. When I say pain, I mean it rather literally. Researchers Scott [...]
Six ways to save on getting healthy in the new year. Make the most of your motivation to get healthy in the new year and save money while doing it. It’s that special time of year again: All the folks who made New Year’s resolutions are busily lacing up their running shoes to get fit, [...]
How do you feel about your finances—are you scared to death? Are you on track to meet your financial goals for this year? Has your financial life derailed instead? If your finances are more frightening than watching a scary movie alone at midnight on Halloween, treat yourself to these five money management tricks. It may [...]
Auto insurance is one of those expenses that goes up every year - unless you shop around for a deal or take advantage of bundling services. When you first took out your auto insurance policy, you probably evaluated your needs, shopped around for the best rate and checked for discounts. But have you done any [...]
The military is known for turning ordinary citizens into soldiers but not usually for teaching those soldiers about money management and how to handle their personal finances. However, the military did teach Steve Repak, Army veteran and Certified Financial Planner™, all he needed to know about personal finance so that he could dig himself out of debt and build his [...]
We all should have New Year's Financial resolutions to help guide us in 2012 and improve our financial health during these financial hard times. Are you tired of thinking about your finances? The Great Recession has had a lasting impact on how we think about and manage our money, especially those of us who have [...]
Winterizing your home checklist from the Better Business Bureau. The Better Business Bureau released their checklist for winterizing your home. Save money in the winter with the Better Business Bureau winterizing your home checklist. Combat high heat costs by winterizing your home. The BBB winterizing your home checklist includes changes to your windows, doors and floors like caulking and weather stripping.
My husband told me about a friend of his who’s been claiming “married with nine exemptions” all year. He needed the cash. Jose just submitted a change to single with 0 exemptions at the beginning of November to catch up. Is that a good idea? Uh….No! Tax Withholding Roulette Most companies require about ten to [...]
The holiday season is upon us, and while I love giving gifts and spending time with my family, all of that bonding can really add up. Between buying presents, making dinners, and traveling, it is not hard to see why people get financially stretched around the holidays. But let's not forget what all of the cheesy holiday movies have taught us: it isn’t about presents or a tree or even the perfect turkey, the holidays are all about family. But just how do we bank on all of that warm and fuzzy sentiment without seeming like cheapskates?