Studying the Obvious and Figuring Out Why Americans Are Broke

Vanguard recently highlighted portions of a book written by Connecticut College Psychology Professor Stuart Vyse titled, “Going Broke: Why Americans Can’t Hold on to Their Money*”  which attempts to provide evidence through experiments as to why, Why Americans are Broke. As long as this isn’t your first visit to a personal finance blog, or you have never picked up the WSJ orContinue Reading

Wifey 101: Messing with His Manhood

Since everyone seemed to like the post when I explained the 4 Words my Wife says that Makes me Freak out and the back and forth between a husband and wife concerning money, or more importantly the discussion of “money ideas” I thought I would post on a similar subject.  Except this one will be inContinue Reading

What is the Estate Tax Trap High Net Worth Individuals Fall into?

How not to become a victim. If your net worth is high enough to be subject to the evil estate tax, chances are you worked your tail off all or most of your adult life to accumulate your wealth… But draw your last breath and the estate tax monster wants to devour about half yourContinue Reading

Start 2010 Right! Free Money and Prizes

Money Crashers 2010 Give Away MoneyCrashers, a personal finance blog, is having one crazy give away: Enter the Money Crashers 2010 New Year Giveaway Bash! We’ve partnered with various finance companies and bloggers to put together over $6,200 in sweet prizes – including $1,770 in cash, $930 in gift cards, the entire line of Apple iPodContinue Reading

Long Term Care Insurance May be Federal Income Tax Deductible

I have discussed in the past that Long Term Care Insurance may be state income tax deductible, but I have never really went into the federal tax aspects Long Term Care Insurance. Luckily, I don’t have to.  Every year there is an update released by The Corporation for Long-Term Care Certification. http://myjourneytomillions.com/2010_One_Page_Tax_Summary.pdf My Opinion of LongContinue Reading

I Have No Idea about Credit Card Rewards

The Wife and I have had similar views on credit cards for as long as I can remember – they are neither good nor evil, but rather just tools.  Well since the hammer that was beating me upside my head (e.g. debt) has finally ended, and with the start of the new year The WifeContinue Reading