Waging War on Wall Street?

Just over a week ago, the Obama Administration waged war on Wall Street. President Obama has proposed financial reform that would limit the size and activities of the largest U.S. banks by separating proprietary trading, hedge funds, and private equity operations from banking (taking deposits and making loans). Theoretically, these reforms would simultaneously reduce the […]

Don’t Let Dating Drain Your Wallet!

It’s an age-old conundrum: How do can you make a good impression on a date and not spend a lot? Still in college? Then a night out at “Quarter Draw Thursdays” might be all it takes. The rest of us don’t have it so easy. There’s no way around it, a typical post-college “dinner and […]

Seven Precepts To Prosper By

Seven Precepts To Prosper By

Want some rules to live by when it comes to your finances? We’ve got it right here. Seven precepts that will get your finances on the right track.

The Future of ETFs

This past week, the Boca Raton Resort & Club hosted the Third Annual Inside ETFs Conference, the world’s largest exchange traded fund (ETF) event with over 750 participants. CNBC even broadcasted live from the event with interviews from ETF issuers, marketers, fund managers and others involved in the ETF business. With over 800 ETFs in […]

Four Poor Reasons to Buy a Home

Buying your first home is a serious and exciting event. It takes patience, money and responsibility to be ready to buy a home, but buying the property is only half the battle. The transition between depending on a landlord and being your own landlord can be a shock! And though home ownership has certain advantages, […]

Your Money Ratios Book Review

Your Money Ratios by Charles Farrell

As a financial writer, I try to do one thing above all else: Make intimidating financial topics easier to understand. Sometimes I succeed, often I fail, but my goal is always the same: Make managing your money simpler. So I am excited to review a book that does just that: Your Money Ratios: 8 Simple […]

What Are the Chances of Being Audited?

What Are the Chances of Being Audited-

Being audited a big fear for taxpayers. No one wants the government going combing through their finances. The good news only about one percent of Americans are audited each year, and even that figure is weighted towards those with high incomes.

Roth IRA Conversion

If you want to get the most bang for your retirement-buck, it’s time to read up on an popular but confusing tax-saving tactic, the Roth IRA conversion. A Roth IRA conversion allows you to pay income taxes on money you have invested tax-free in a traditional IRA this year instead of when you withdraw the […]

4 Reasons Not To Use Rewards Credit Cards

Do You Make This Dangerous Credit Card Mistake

That cash back credit card may not be as rewarding as you think. Here are four reasons not to use rewards credit cards — consider them carefully before you sign up.

Should You Hire a Tax Preparer?

Should You Hire a Tax Preparer-

Hiring a tax professional is the safe way to go. If you are confused by your taxes or have a lot of questions it’s probably a good idea to go ahead and get a pro on your side.