What To Do With Your Refund?

Did you take care of your 2016 taxes yet? Are you expecting a refund? If so, have you thought about what you were going to do with the extra chunk-of-change? I’m sure there are a couple of things you already have in mind! But without trying to wreck your dreams of running off to an …Read More

What Type of “Risker” Are You?

Wouldn’t it be great if you could be like Scrooge McDuck and dive into a pile of gold and money? Or imagine if you could smile like the Lucky Leprechaun protecting his pot o’ gold! Some people see it as luck and others see it as strategy. At some point in both Scrooge McDuck’s and the Lucky …Read More

5 Insiders About the Airlines

Next time you decide to book a flight with your favorite airline, I would urge you to take a closer look into how they might be winning you over. While one airline pushes extra leg room, another takes away baggage fees. So which airline do you choose? Last week, I was talking with one of …Read More

Test Your IRA Knowledge

For years I’ve heard countless reasons why a Roth IRA is better than a traditional IRA or vice versa. The truth is, it all depends on your situation. But with all the “noise” out there, it can be difficult to understand the differences between the two and remember the value each can provide. So, grab …Read More

What Are You Wasting Your Money On?

Have you ever felt like you’re just throwing your money away or that your wallet is hemorrhaging cash? Well if you have, you’re not alone. It’s inevitable that we’re going to spend money but being more aware of what exactly it is that you’re wasting your money on may just help save you a few …Read More

Famously Bad Estate Planning Awards

It’s time to roll out the red carpet – today I’m handing out awards to some of the most famous celebrities who at one point, had it all together. Some of them left a lasting impression on history, civil rights, music and the box office but what they all have in common is that they …Read More

4 Signs You’re Running Out of Money

One of the biggest fears in adulthood is running out of money. Let’s be honest, we’ve all had a night or two spent ominously staring blank at the ceiling regarding a “money-situation”. Whatever that worrisome was, it was still a fear that caused an emotion to overpower your sense of security and peace of mind. …Read More

If the Mafia Was Legitimate…

BREAKING NEWS: “Mob boss indicted on racketeering charges and money laundering…” This all too familiar breaking news title has broadcasted on TV a time or two when turning on the news station. Corruption and scandal has long been a part of America’s history and especially the business side of things. The control that the Mafia …Read More

The Taxman is Back… Again

“Let me tell you how it will be There’s one for you, nineteen for me ‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman Should five per cent appear too small Be thankful I don’t take it all ‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah I’m the taxman”. Can you guess which song that is? If you guessed …Read More

Fundamentals of Finance 101

Don’t worry, this won’t be a long lecture or class session but there are some things that I believe are very important and that everyone should know. So let’s get down to the basics, or the fundamentals of personal finance. With all the information that is floating on the web concerning the financial world it’s …Read More