IRA Tax Deduction, It’s Not Too Late

IRA Tax Deduction, It’s Not Too Late

The deadline for filing your taxes is fast approaching.  One tactic you might not have thought of can help you save for retirement and provide you with a deduction. Assuming you have earned income and fall within certain limits you can contribute to a Traditional IRA and take a deduction off your taxable income. This [...]

A Financial Travel Checklist

A Financial Travel Checklist

You’ve placed your liquids, gels and aerosols  into a single, quart-size, zip-top, clear plastic bag. You’ve packed your swimsuit and are ready to go on that long awaited vacation, but have you called your bank? Taking a few minutes to give your bank a call before you take off on vacation could save you a [...]

Couponing 101

Couponing 101

When I was a kid I used to help my Mom with the grocery shopping. She’d clip coupons on an occasional basis. I was fascinated at the thought of buying more for less thanks to those magical pieces of paper. As I got older, I realized why Mom did it on occasion – because you [...]

Don’t Be Afraid of Your Bank

Don’t Be Afraid of Your Bank

It is embarrassing to admit, but for years I was terrified of banks. There is actually a technical term for this phobia. I didn’t know the rules for banking; I was uneducated about products and how they worked; and I was terrified that those with access to my finances would judge me. I’ve since found [...]

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