Monthly Archives: January 2009

Carnival of Money Hacks 48th Edition – Presidential Election Edition

My ridiculous story about gambling in Dominican Republic whose life lesson was – do not invest in vehicles you don’t understand – was chosen by Pimp Your Finances to be part of the Carnival of Money Hacks 48th Edition.  Few other great articles include: Passive Family Income discusses whether the rules of retirement are changing? Continue Reading

Sometimes You HAVE to Ignore the Right thing to do! I Cancelled my Bank of America Credit Card Today

I almost never lose my temper with customer service reps, and it usually gets me what I want or at the very least closer to my goal.  Whether we are talking about the cable company, cell phone companies, and most financial/credit card companies – I usually get what I want. Before I get the commentsContinue Reading

Carnival of Personal Finance No. 188

Penelope from Pecuniarties hosted the Carnival of Personal Finance No. 188, and she was nice enough to choose my article, “Did you forget your RMD this Year? All may not be Lost.”  To be honest I have never heard of Pecuniarties, but it was nice she featured my post.

WSJ Follows up on Suspended Required Minimum Distrubtion for 2009

I briefly mentioned in my Article about Missing RMDs (Required Minimum Distributions) that RMDs were actually suspended for tax year 2009 (but remember not 2008!).  Well, today I found a great Q&A/Follow up on the Wall Street Journal Personal Finance Section website. It is appropriately titled “Details on the New IRA Rule” and was written byContinue Reading

Want to Save on Health Care Costs? How about Free Antibiotics

My Mom (way to go!) told me about this great deal so I figured I’d get more details and share!  It seems to be applicable for those in the North East Region.  Apparently, Stop and Shop has figured out that they would make more on the sale of other items by just getting people in the door withContinue Reading

Did you forget your RMD this Year? All may not be Lost

One of the Planner’s asked me an interesting question the other day, What can we do when someone doesn’t take their Required Minimum Distribution? What are Required Minimum Distributions? Before we get into my research, lets start with the question, what are RMDs? Like I have said in the past, when you have a question like thisContinue Reading