A Bit of Auto Bailout Humor

In need of some Holiday cheer? How about a bit of bailout humor? If you don’t laugh, you’ll cry. Enjoy! Source: Buffalo Beast


The #1 Tax Tip for 2008

According to a recent piece in the Boston Globe, the most important thing that you can do as we head into tax season is to make sure that your return is accurate. According to tax attorney Ian Comisky, “Because of a huge deficit and major enforcement initiatives by the IRS, an inaccurate return will have […]


$250 WT Direct Signup Bonus – Expiring Soon

In case you missed it, WT Direct is currently offering a bonus of up to $250 as part of their Winter Bonus Blast promo. But you had better act fast — the offer expires on 12/31/08. Here’s the scoop… They’re currently paying 3.06% APY for accounts with a balance of at least $10k as well […]


Discover Business $100 Bonus – Expiring Soon

Unfortunately, this Discover offer has expired… The good news is that Amex Preferred Gold Rewards is offering a $100 signup bonus. Simply apply for the card and spend a total of $500 within the first three months to qualify for the bonus. Apply now and get a decision in 60 seconds!


Mid-Holiday Roundup

Here we are, halfway between Christmas and New Year’s. Our holidays started with a relaxing Christmas Eve followed by an enjoyable Christmas morning. We then headed to the airport on Christmas afternoon and jetted off to visit family. Since then, we’ve been busy, busy, busy, as I’m sure many of you have been. All of […]


Charities of Choice (2008 Edition)

Every year around this time, my wife and I sit down to figure out our charitable giving. I’ve mentioned in the recent past that times like these can be tough for charities, as monetary giving often dries up. Fortunately, we’ve had a good year, and are planning on increasing our giving this year as compared […]


Six Ways to Save Money this Holiday Season

As we head into the final shopping weekend before Christmas, I just wanted to share a few tips for enjoying your holiday season without breaking the bank. If you’ve already broken the bank, no worries… You can always file this away for next year. 🙂 Consider cutting back. Instead of exchanging gifts with anyone an […]


Award Winning Books About Money

If you’re looking for some last minute gifts ideas, a reader recently tipped me off to the results of this year’s Axiom Book Awards. If you’re not familiar with them, the Axiom Awards are “designed to bring increased recognition to the year’s very best business books and their creators.” There are actually 25 different categories, […]


What’s the Best Tax Prep Software?

With tax season just around the corner, I thought I’d go ahead and open a thread on the best tax prep software. As I’ve noted in the past, we’ve always used TurboTax, which is produced by Intuit. Turbo Tax is not, however, the only kid on the block. Moreover, they’ve recently been the subject of […]


Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) Relief for 2008?

As I noted a week ago, both the House and the Senate have voted to suspend the Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) for 2009. Unfortunately for those hoping for relief in 2008, this news was too little, too late. That being said, the Treasury Department has the authority to grant RMD relief for 2008, and they’ve […]