Two Benefits For Last-Minute Contribution To IRA For 2009

Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 2:41 AM | Leave Comment

Two more weeks till April 15. Most of folks will have filed their 2009 taxes unless some requested the 6-month automatic extension. Everyone wants to look for ways how to lower the tax burden on their income. IRA is one such benefit to do just that. You have till April 15 to still contribute to […]



Conflicting Reports About Consumers Spending And Saving

Monday, March 29, 2010, 12:10 AM | 1 Comment

During the last couple of years, dubbed as the Great/Worst Recession since the great one of the 1930s, there have been some reports, especially recently, questioning the wisdom that consumer behavior has been profoundly changed. Multiple conflicting reports to that effect have come to see the light of the day. The following three reports in […]



Credit Card Cashback Better Than Airline Miles Or Products

Sunday, March 28, 2010, 12:12 AM | 10 Comments

Now that the new credit card law, passed by Congress last year and dubbed Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure (CARD) Act of 2009 and went into effect February 22, 2009, the consumers have started to see some limits on fees and interest rates. But these companies are not going to sit around and wait […]



Timeline For Changes Brought By Health Care Reform Bill

Friday, March 26, 2010, 1:52 AM | 1 Comment

Media has reported extensively on the far-reaching overhaul of the nation’s health system on Sunday, March 21, 2010. It was approved overwhelming by House Democrats over unanimous Republican opposition to provide medical coverage to tens of millions of uninsured Americans. This was done after an epic political battle that could define the differences between the […]



Understand And Beware Of Refund Anticipation Loans – RAL

Thursday, March 25, 2010, 12:14 AM | 2 Comments

Many of us have already received tax refund – big and small. Some who are in dire need of the refund money now than wait for something like two weeks are increasingly taking advantage of Refund Anticipation Loans (RALs). These loans have extremely short duration and last for as little as when you actually receive […]



Tips From Xerox New CEO Ursula M. Burns To Employees

Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 6:05 AM | 2 Comments

Ursula M. Burns, who became the new CEO of the 130,000 employees Xerox company in July 2009, have a few words to rank and file as well as managers at all levels. She is the first African-American woman to head a major corporation. She is also the first woman to succeed another woman – Ms. […]



Brisk Home Sales May Be A Result Of Brisk Foreclosures

Monday, March 22, 2010, 5:45 AM | Leave Comment

In numerous parts of the country, many more mortgage foreclosures have come to see the light of the day, or perhaps the darkness of the night. That has created a market for buyers who can afford to buy the dwellings at a reduced – in some cases, much reduced – price. In the opinion of […]



New Tools For Financial Planning Advice Are Available Now!

Saturday, March 20, 2010, 4:17 AM | Leave Comment

I examined a couple of websites that are live for more than 3 years now in the landscape of the Internet. These online sites give you tools to help in planning your personal finances in the form of advice. One is HelloWallet and the other LifePlan that was a part of Smart Money which in […]



2010 Individual Tax Return Checklist And Review

Friday, March 19, 2010, 1:11 PM | 3 Comments

Small Business Tax Review – The tax and management guidance to small and medium sized businesses – like previous years have done a super job this year as well for individual taxpayers convenience. Among other things, they have developed a checklist you can use if you are preparing your own return, reviewing your return, etc. […]



Poor, Orphans, Destitute – The New POD Group

Friday, March 19, 2010, 12:16 AM | 4 Comments

A new group of the Poor, the Orphans, the Destitute (POD) have been created during the last few years. They are the good, decent folks who have lost jobs, foreclosed on their homes, declared bankruptcy and have lost their entire livelihood. They have become financial Orphans of the American society. A new landscape of websites […]



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