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5 Reasons why Home Ownership can be a Financial Disaster
Wed, 04/20/16 | 17 Comments
5 Reasons why Home Ownership can be a Financial Disaster

You’re probably familiar with the script:
1. Go to school.
2. Get a well paying job.
3. Find a significant other.
4. Buy a home together.
Let’s cut it short right there. The “American Dream” of home ownership is instilled …

How to File an IRS Tax Extension
Mon, 04/18/16 | No Comment
How to File an IRS Tax Extension

The tax deadline has arrived. If you don’t file a return on time, it will result in a penalty. You can, however, file an IRS tax extension to avoid a late filing penalty, and it’s …

An Overview of the New IRS 1095-A, 1095-B, & 1095-C Forms
Mon, 04/4/16 | No Comment
An Overview of the New IRS 1095-A, 1095-B, & 1095-C Forms

If you have a large employer who offers health insurance, you likely will have received a 1095-C form in the mail from your employer in recent months. And if you’re like me, your reaction was …

Estimated Tax Payments Basics: What you Need to Know
Wed, 03/30/16 | No Comment
Estimated Tax Payments Basics: What you Need to Know

I get enough questions from readers asking me to explain estimated tax payments that it makes me wonder if people actually avoid earning self-employment or side income simply because they are intimidated by the tax …

Costco Anywhere Visa Card Rewards Details Released
Mon, 03/28/16 | 14 Comments
Costco Anywhere Visa Card Rewards Details Released

Costco and Citi have finally released the full details of their new Branded Costco Visa card, which will be dubbed as the “Costco Anywhere Visa Card by Citi” – and there are some notable cash …

Don’t Avoid a 20% Down Payment on your Mortgage
Mon, 03/21/16 | 11 Comments
Don’t Avoid a 20% Down Payment on your Mortgage

A recent New York Times article gave a number of suggestions on how to avoid a 20% down payment on a home mortgage.
The implications of a 20% down payment are that if you cannot make …


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