Yearly Archives: 2010

What does your Tax Return Say About You and Your Financial Health?

What does your Tax Return Say About You and Your Financial Health?

I just recently discovered the new York Times Series titled, Financial Tuneup whereby author Ron Lieber attempts To tackle the never-ending, ever-multiplying list of undone money tasks in your life, he came up with the idea of taking a fiscal health day — a single day to tuneup your personal finances, during business hours. I…Continue Reading

Why Use a Prepaid Credit Card?

There are many benefits to using a prepaid credit card.  A prepaid credit, also known as a secured credit card  is defined by bank rate as a credit card that, “…requires a cash collateral deposit that becomes the credit line for that account.” What are Some Advantages of Using a Prepaid Credit Card? You can…Continue Reading

Some Past Financial Bubbles

Some Past Financial Bubbles

Considering our recent banking, and real estate bubble and all this talk about whether the 2 year run in gold is actually a bubble has me thinking about what were some of the bubble in our history?  What financial bubbles did our ancestors have to deal with? What is an Economic Bubble? According to Wikipedia,…Continue Reading

Defense of Marriage Act Found Unconstitutional in One Federal District Court

Defense of Marriage Act Found Unconstitutional in One Federal District Court

I wrote about Defense of Marriage Act back in May when discussing the topic of Same Sex Estate and Financial Planning.  Well it turns out  that a Federal District Court Judge has determined it the piece of legislation is Unconstitutional.  Before I briefly describe the background and what happened, I want to mention that I…Continue Reading

Why Teachers Anger Me!

Why Teachers Anger Me!

Before I get into my rant, I have a lot of people in my life that teach…a lot.  They are all good people and they seem to be really good at what they do, but there are some things about this noble profession that just plain anger me! Why Teachers Piss me Off I think…Continue Reading

What is a Sin Tax?

What is a Sin Tax?

I generally have a problem with most so called sin taxes.  I think my main problem with sin taxes have to do with politicians purporting them to be anything other than a way to raise money. What are Sin Taxes? Sin taxes can be defined as A state-sponsored tax that is added to products or…Continue Reading