NY Fire Department No.2 To Pull In $242G A Year Pension

Friday, April 2, 2010, 6:41 AM | Leave Comment

New York Post reported news by Philip Messing, updated on March 29, 2010: “The second-in-command of the FDNY has retired on a tax-free disability pension worth an estimated $242,000 annually for the rest of his life.” The online issue says this is the highest ever awarded to a city firefighter. Breakdown Frank Cruthers’ annual pension […]



IRS Is Holding $1.3 Billion In Unclaimed 2006 Tax Refunds

Thursday, April 1, 2010, 2:41 AM | 1 Comment

It’s always the IRS that’s after us folks. You don’t get too many chances to square off with the agency. When folks filed their tax return in 2007 for the year 2006, $1.3 billion worth of tax refunds were not, for one reason or another, delivered to the respective tax filers. IRS has your money […]



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 […]