Credit Karma Now Offers Free Credit Report Access!
Mon, 08/18/14 | 3 Comments

Longtime readers will know that I have been using Credit Karma to monitor my credit score for a while now. The free consumer credit information service (best way I can think of to describe it) built …

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Get Microsoft Office 2010 for Free – for 60 Days
June 24, 2010 | 4 Comments
Get Microsoft Office 2010 for Free – for 60 Days

I’m a big fan of weening yourself away from paid software, such as Microsoft Office, as much as possible. Other than Photoshop, I haven’t bought software in probably 6 years or so (excluding Turbotax). But …

Real Estate Capital Gains Taxes on the Sale of a Home
June 23, 2010 | 3 Comments
Real Estate Capital Gains Taxes on the Sale of a Home

When you are about to sell your home, one of the first things that you should consider is if you will have to pay capital gains taxes on the sale. This is a topic that …

How Much do you Tip for Food Delivery?
June 22, 2010 | 127 Comments
How Much do you Tip for Food Delivery?

Tipping at Restaurants: The Standards for Tipping Waiters or Waitresses
The number that keeps getting thrown out as a standard tipping percentage at restaurants is 15%. I usually stick to that, but go up to 20% …

2010 Federal Tax Brackets: Plan Now Before It’s Too Late
June 21, 2010 | 5 Comments
2010 Federal Tax Brackets: Plan Now Before It’s Too Late

Update: The 2013 tax brackets and 2014 tax brackets have since been announced by the IRS.
2010 Federal Tax Brackets
Since the best tax planning usually comes throughout the year prior to the IRS tax deadline, right …

American Express Purchase Protection Plan – a Rare Credit Card Benefit
June 20, 2010 | 20 Comments
American Express Purchase Protection Plan – a Rare Credit Card Benefit

I keep discovering awesome benefits via my primary credit card of choice, the American Express Costco card (check out my American Express Costco card review here).
Perhaps one of the biggest ones that I just recently …

Finding Happiness Along the Way to Long-Term Financial Goals
June 14, 2010 | 10 Comments
Finding Happiness Along the Way to Long-Term Financial Goals

The Three 800lb. Financial Gorillas
It’s once again time to dive into the dark and murky depths of personal finance philosophy. Into the can money buy happiness(?) realm.
Personal finance gurus, bloggers, writers, professionals, whomever tend to …


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