How to Do Your Taxes: A Guide to Make Filing Taxes Simpler
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A Basic Guide to Help Making Filing your Taxes Easier
Tax return season is here.
Filing your taxes does not need to be difficult. For most Americans, it can be completed in a few hours or less.
However, …

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The 2015 Energy Tax Credits (Updated)
May 13, 2015 | 5 Comments
The 2015 Energy Tax Credits (Updated)

Update: As part of the congressional budget deal extender tax breaks, last year’s home energy efficiency tax credits were retroactively extended to include any purchases made in 2015. Additionally, the 2016 energy tax credits were …

James Altucher Gives the Worst 401K Advice You’ll Ever Get
May 11, 2015 | 22 Comments
James Altucher Gives the Worst 401K Advice You’ll Ever Get

Last week we talked about decent advice in much too small doses from mainstream personal finance gurus. This week, we have a slightly different animal – horribly misguiding advice from a guru that you should …

The Problem with Mainstream Personal Finance Gurus (and the 10% Rule)
May 4, 2015 | 35 Comments
The Problem with Mainstream Personal Finance Gurus (and the 10% Rule)

A while back, I was in a job interview for a different role at my present employer. The interviewer, who knew of my personal finance writing background, concluded his round of questioning with this:
“So, what …

New LED Bulbs Have Reached “Foolish Not to Upgrade” Prices
April 27, 2015 | 15 Comments
New LED Bulbs Have Reached “Foolish Not to Upgrade” Prices

A belated Earth Day post for you… you didn’t think I’d miss it, did you?
Back in October, I purchased my first A19 LED bulb and wrote that an LED vs. CFL cost analysis proved that …

70% of Fund Assets are Still Active Vs. Passive: Here are the 4 Bad Reasons Why
April 20, 2015 | 15 Comments
70% of Fund Assets are Still Active Vs. Passive: Here are the 4 Bad Reasons Why

The reputation of passive investing through index funds and their ETF counterparts has been pristine in recent years.
In 2014, only 10% of active stock funds that focus on big U.S. firms beat the S&P 500 …

The Impact of Saving our Tax Refunds
April 13, 2015 | 7 Comments
The Impact of Saving our Tax Refunds

As we creep towards this week’s tax deadline, the IRS has been churning out data on average tax refunds already. So far this year, the average tax refund has come in at $2,893 – with …


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