Protect Your Home from Theives this Christmas and be Prepared If Something Should Happen

Everyone loves the holiday feeling as friends and family descend for Christmas, loaded with gifts. But unfortunately, thieves are also especially fond of this time of year too. With all kinds of shiny new goods in people’s homes, it’s easy to see why. But there are things you can do to help avoid becoming aContinue Reading

IRS Increases Annual Gifting Exclusion for 2013

The Internal Revenue Service recently published various inflation based adjustments.  Among the two dozen tax provisions affected was the Annual Gift Exclusion amount.  The amount you can gift to someone has increased from $13,000 in 2012 to $14,000 in 2014. What is the Annual Gift Exclusion Amount? In the United States a person with interests/assetsContinue Reading

If You are an Employee Your Right to Complain is Limited

It has been way too long since I got some emotions out on this blog.  It took a lot out of me but I purposefully kept away from the election topic (other than some arguing on twitter) because I was so disillusioned with the two candidates.  But with recent stories like Workers Complaing that TargetContinue Reading

Balance Transfer credit cards: You’re ticket to no interest (ever)

This guest post was written by Jason Bushey. Jason runs the day to day operations at Creditnet.com Long ago, before I had much use for credit or any personal finance expertise whatsoever, I had a friend who was studying to be an accountant. I’m not really sure how the topic came up, but at someContinue Reading

I Didn’t Like Using a Buyer’s Real Estate Broker

Last week, The Wife and I went to contract on our new home (I will post pictures later this week), and there is one topic that The Wife and I went back and forth on and we still don’t agree with each other.  When we first started looking for homes we ran into a veryContinue Reading

Keeping Up with the Jones’: Holiday Gift Giving Style

Each year, the holiday music is played earlier and the Christmas displays at the stores go out earlier.  This year I found a radio station that began playing all holiday music on November 1st, and Costco put out holiday displays at the end of August. Why the rush to promote the holidays? Because it isContinue Reading