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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 …

How to Get Free Air for your Tires
Wed, 03/16/16 | 11 Comments
How to Get Free Air for your Tires

Publishing this post required some mandatory humility on my part. But hopefully you can learn from my mistake so you know how and where to find free air for your car tires – for the …

The IRS Donation Limit: What is the Maximum you can Deduct?
Wed, 03/9/16 | 3 Comments
The IRS Donation Limit: What is the Maximum you can Deduct?

Ever wonder if there was a maximum limit to how much you can donate to charity and deduct from your taxable income?
Believe it or not, the IRS does have charitable donation limit maximums.
While this may …

Personal Inflation Rate: the Metric that Helps Limit Lifestyle Inflation
Mon, 03/7/16 | 7 Comments
Personal Inflation Rate: the Metric that Helps Limit Lifestyle Inflation

One of my very favorite personal finance metrics to calculate, monitor, and compete against is my personal inflation rate (as one half of a married couple, it could more rightfully be referred to as “household …

Earned Income Tax Credit Basics
Wed, 02/24/16 | 3 Comments
Earned Income Tax Credit Basics

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is one of the most significant tax credits available in the entire IRS tax code. It is also simultaneously one of the most complicated and popular tax credits as …

Millennials Need Financial Mentorship
Mon, 02/22/16 | 11 Comments
Millennials Need Financial Mentorship

A survey of 5,500 millennials (aged 23-35) shined a worrisome light on the financial acumen of the group as a whole. George Washington University and PwC Bank recently analyzed the survey data and found 8 …


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