Crooks Beating Chipped Cards

May 3, 2016 by

Credit and debt cards with embedded chip EMV technology should reduce fraud. But, predictably, already work arounds like complete account takeover are exploding. Can you beat the ingenious and determined bad guys?

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SEP or Roth IRA?

Apr 26, 2016 by

Are you self-employed (a freelancer)? Then you may be able to build a retirement fund far faster contributing to a SEP IRA instead of to a Roth IRA.

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Long-Term Care Insurance

Apr 21, 2016 by

A reader wrote me to ask whether long-term care insurance is recommended. It’s a tough question, and very dependent on individual circumstances. Can you help improve my reply to the reader, please?

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Please Ignore!

Apr 19, 2016 by

What’s the worst sort of advice? “Standard” advice. Here are 3 pieces of standard financial advice best ignored.

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Enjoy the Weekend!

Apr 13, 2016 by

Are you beginning to panic about meeting Monday’s tax filing deadline? Relax! To get a filing extension from the IRS, all you have to do is ask.

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Tax Refund Time!

Apr 6, 2016 by

You paid the government too much in 2015, and now a fat tax refund is coming your way. Here’s how to get the most bang for your refund buck.

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Can’t Pay Your Taxes?

Mar 31, 2016 by

You’ve finished your tax return, yay! But there’s just one problem: you don’t have the money to pay your taxes due by April 18. Now what?

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Are You Quietly Desperate?

Mar 29, 2016 by

If you feel like you’re on a financial treadmill at a 10% incline and making no progress toward your goals, this article is for you.

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Saver’s Tax Credit 2015!

Mar 24, 2016 by

You still have time to slash your 2015 tax bill by up to $4,000! Here’s how.

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Seniors Have More Debt

Mar 18, 2016 by

The average American 75-year old carried 25% more credit card debt in 2015 compared to 2003. As my late mother once said to me: “These are definitely not ‘the golden years’.”

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