Way To Go, Sujata Sachdeva – You Are Finally Debt Free

Monday, March 8, 2010, 1:44 AM | Leave Comment

I gotta give it to you, Sue baby. More and more folks – except the bonus babies – have gone to great lengths to be debt free. Once you get in heavy debt like some folks, it would take you almost a lifetime to get out of debt. In the last two years, you paid […]

Do We Have Bunch Of Teenage Twits In The Nation’s Capital?

Saturday, March 6, 2010, 12:51 PM | Leave Comment

I can make a lot of comments on what’s going on in the nation’s capital especially on Capitol Hill but that would be from the outside what I have learned from the media. Folks working on the inside might know what’s going on in Congress. The members in both houses of Congress are supposedly representing […]

Starting In 2010 IRS Will Issue Tax Refunds As Savings Bonds

Saturday, March 6, 2010, 1:05 AM | Leave Comment

You read it right. Starting in 2010, the IRS will issue tax refunds in the form of savings bonds. That’s an incentive from the government for you to accept the offer or reject it. Most people historically, given a choice when they get the tax refund, will spend all of it or most of it. […]

11 Tips How And Why To Resign From Congressional Posts

Wednesday, March 3, 2010, 4:52 PM | 1 Comment

How to resign from Congressional posts is easy. You call a press conference. You say “I want to resign and then resign.” Give your resignation to the Speaker of the House or I am guessing now, to the President of the Senate if you are a Senator. Who controls the Senate and the House? You […]

5 Health Insurance Tax Tips For The Self-Employed

Wednesday, March 3, 2010, 12:33 AM | 7 Comments

If you are self-employed and are managing your business either from home or have rented space, you can take steps to minimize your tax-bite for your health insurance. You can take advantage of IRS-implemented but Congress-designed clauses about how and under what circumstances you can take deductions for your health insurance. You can take advantage […]

Tips To Keep Your Money Safe When Traveling Overseas

Tuesday, March 2, 2010, 12:14 AM | 1 Comment

When you travel overseas, you must keep your money safe if you do have to take large sum with you. Instead of cash, experts advise to carry traveler’s checks, the most frequently used are those issued by American Express. Don’t completely rely on cash. You carry credit cards in the United States, frequently more than […]

Understanding The Essence Of Your Property Tax

Monday, March 1, 2010, 12:25 AM | Leave Comment

Your property tax, as you might very well know, is a big source of public safety [police, firefighters, etc.], schools, roads, libraries, and other services in your town and almost all American communities. During the last few decades, on and off, there have been efforts to stop more increase in local property taxes in the […]

Corporate Taxes Less Than One-Third Of Individuals In 2008

Sunday, February 28, 2010, 2:01 PM | Leave Comment

I was surfing yesterday [Internet surfing is the most I do – too scared of water] and I came across a site “The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.” It has given an example of the 2008 federal budget in terms of spending and financing. Something caught my eye on the graph for financing the […]

Millions Of Households Cannot Qualify For Refinancing

Saturday, February 27, 2010, 12:39 AM | 4 Comments

Refinancing for millions of households is next to impossible for the best interest rates. Statistics show that half of the nation’s borrowers have mortgages with rates above 6 percent even though the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages has been about 5 percent for most of the past year, according to research firm First American […]

Put Wide-Ranging New Tax Provisions To Your Advantage

Friday, February 26, 2010, 7:23 AM | 5 Comments

By now, you should have received your W-2, 1099’s and all documents that will help you do your tax calculations and then filing. If you have, then it’s time to start tackling your taxes, at least the preliminary data entry, either using tax software or doing it manually with paper and pencil. For your convenience, […]