Save to Win (Lottery Tickets)!
Mon, 09/22/14 | 2 Comments

Do you like playing the lottery?
Then you’ll LOVE turning your savings account in to a lottery ticket!
OK, that sounds worse than it is, but that’s the general concept behind Save to Win and other “prize …

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Coverdell Education Savings Account Overview & Comparison to 529 Plans
April 1, 2013 | 3 Comments
Coverdell Education Savings Account Overview & Comparison to 529 Plans

For those looking for a place to save for your child’s future or find a place to park gifts from others, we’ve covered a number of options, from 529 plans, to custodial IRA’s, and UGMA/UTMA …

WTF? I MADE Money on Health Insurance & Health Care Last Year?!
March 27, 2013 | 15 Comments
WTF? I MADE Money on Health Insurance & Health Care Last Year?!

A few weeks back when I highlighted my monthly budget, a few readers noticed a few absent line items.
One gigantic glaring absence, as reader, Jason, pointed out, was the cost of health insurance (and more …

Having a Tough Time Getting an Interview? Try this Simple Strategy
March 25, 2013 | 11 Comments
Having a Tough Time Getting an Interview? Try this Simple Strategy

Last fall, I highlighted my wife’s switch to a career in nursing.
Nursing was a careful selection. She wanted to get away from the desk and work more with people. Her family has a number of …

Choosing the Best HSA Account Administrator (& Yes, you CAN Choose)
March 20, 2013 | 48 Comments
Choosing the Best HSA Account Administrator (& Yes, you CAN Choose)

I’ve been on a big HSA kick, since I made the move to an HDHP.
Tax-free (pre-tax) contributions and withdrawals for qualified medical expenses, employer contributions, and growth through investments for the win!
Unlike FSA’s, HSA account …

Should Payday Loans be Banned?
March 18, 2013 | 26 Comments
Should Payday Loans be Banned?

Nothing good can come from a payday loan.
According to new research from Pew, the average payday loan borrower must pay back $400 within two weeks, but can only afford a $50 payment. What comes next? …

What if I Want to be a Custodian for a Non-IRA Account? An Intro to UGMA/UTMA Accounts
March 14, 2013 | No Comment
What if I Want to be a Custodian for a Non-IRA Account? An Intro to UGMA/UTMA Accounts

We recently covered opening a custodial IRA for a minor. I’m a big fan of the Roth variety when it comes to custodial IRA’s – gifts or contributions are post-tax anyways, and it eliminates tax …


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