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Will you Qualify for the Saver’s Tax Credit in 2011 or 2012?
Sat, 11/5/11 | 14 Comments
Will you Qualify for the Saver’s Tax Credit in 2011 or 2012?

What is the Saver’s Credit?
The Saver’s Credit (officially dubbed the ‘retirement savings contribution credit‘) is a lesser known, highly advantageous tax credit that the IRS makes available to low and moderate income taxpayers who make …

Will Obama’s Student Loan Relief Plan Help you & Our Country?
Mon, 10/31/11 | 17 Comments
Will Obama’s Student Loan Relief Plan Help you & Our Country?

We have a tuition inflation problem in this country. As a result, we have a student loan debt problem as well.
Student debt was higher than credit card debt for the first time ever in 2010 …

Citi Dividend Platinum Select Visa $100 Cash Back Promotion Easy to Get
Tue, 10/25/11 | 2 Comments
Citi Dividend Platinum Select Visa $100 Cash Back Promotion Easy to Get

I’ve heard from a lot of readers that they love the Chase Freedom card with $100 cash back promotion, however, a number of people have been ineligible for the offer because they already had a …

2012 Traditional & Roth IRA Maximum Contribution Limits
Mon, 10/24/11 | 3 Comments
2012 Traditional & Roth IRA Maximum Contribution Limits

Update: the 2014 maximum IRA contribution and income limits have since been announced.
Last week, I reported the IRS announcement of the 2012 maximum 401K contribution limit increase. Right after, a few readers emailed me asking …

4 Banks where Checking Accounts & Debit Cards are Still Free
Mon, 10/17/11 | 18 Comments
4 Banks where Checking Accounts & Debit Cards are Still Free

The large banks have started charging (or have increased) monthly fees for checking accounts and debit cards. They are begging to lose your business. I’ll highlight some banks and other alternatives that you can switch …

Your Personal Savings Rate Poll Results
Mon, 09/12/11 | 9 Comments
Your Personal Savings Rate Poll Results

A few weeks back I detailed how to calculate your personal savings rate and put a poll out for readers to share their own personal savings rate.
We knew going in that the average U.S. personal …


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