Will You Be Sued?

Mar 26, 2015 by

The debt collector’s ultimate weapon is a lawsuit. But not all debtors are “suit-worthy.” If you’re past due on a debt, how can you judge the likelihood that a collection agency will follow through a threat to sue you?

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Shared Responsibility

Mar 21, 2015 by

The “shared responsibility provision” of the Affordable Care Act kicked in with the 2014 tax year. What’s that mean for you?

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Active Fund Management’s...

Mar 17, 2015 by

A post in which I once again ask the question: Why isn’t the entire actively managed fund industry openly described as a fraud, if not legally then at least ethically?

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2014 Top 10 FTC Complaints

Mar 12, 2015 by

While debt collectors have a lock on the top spot or two on the FTC complaint list, impostor scams are rising fast.

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Brokerage Account Fraud

Mar 10, 2015 by

Here’s a great reason you may not have thought of to do everything you can to protect yourself from online fraud.

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NASDAQ 5000 Hoopla

Mar 5, 2015 by

As Wall Street prepares to celebrate the NASDAQ’s imminent recovery—after 15 years—to its all time high, the carnage of the index’s 78% crash is forgotten and ignored.

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2014 EITC

Feb 26, 2015 by

The average Earned Income Tax Credit in 2013 was a healthy $2,407. For 2014 the EITC maxes out at a whopping $6,143!

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No Sweat Investing

Feb 24, 2015 by

Here’s advice on keeping investing and asset allocation simple. I like simple.

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Premium Tax Credit Claim

Feb 19, 2015 by

If you asked Uncle Sam to send advance credit payments to your insurer when you bought your 2014 insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace, then you must file a tax return.

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Tax Prep Search Tool

Feb 17, 2015 by

Do you need a tax preparer but aren’t sure where or how to start looking? Check out the IRS’ search tool.

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The Cost of Love

Feb 11, 2015 by

What’s the typical cost of dating, engagement, a wedding, and honeymoon?

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Anthem Data Hack

Feb 9, 2015 by

The personal information of as many as 80 million Americans could have been stolen in the latest hack. Could you be one?

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IRS Impostor Scams Rising

Feb 5, 2015 by

As tax season gets into full gear, so do tax scam artists.

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My Current Investing Ideas

Feb 3, 2015 by

Here’s my reply to someone who recently asked for my investing ideas.

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ACA and Your Tax Return

Jan 30, 2015 by

Are you eligible for the Premium Tax Credit? and other tax return puzzles offered this year, courtesy of the Affordable Care Act.

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When You Pay Matters

Jan 27, 2015 by

This may surprise you: A habit of paying off an entire credit card balance on the due date may be dinging your credit score.

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5 Reasons to File Taxes*

Jan 22, 2015 by

*Even if you don’t have to.

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Worried By Deflation?

Jan 20, 2015 by

Have you thought about how falling prices would screw up your financial strategy? You should.

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