Investing in I Bonds: An Intro to I Bonds for Young Investors

For an update on I bonds rates as of(10/18/12), please see: November 2012 I bonds rates are announced: 1.76%.   Believe it or not, the money in your savings and checking accounts is actually losing money.  It doesn’t even matter what bank you have.  Whether you bank online, or brick and mortar; they’re all losing […]

Guest Post: Intelligent Deductions, Why is the US Government Giving Tax Breaks to People Who Don’t Need Them?

The following article is a guest post by Justin Gordon.  If interested in submitting a guest post, please ready my guest posting policy and then contact me..  Justin is a recent graduate of Temple University School of Law and majored in Political Science at USC. The United States’ federal income tax policy is a beast; it’s no wonder […]

September 2012 Favorite Posts

Even though it’s the middle of September, the weather has been great here in Southern California.  It’s actually been almost too hot, with temperatures close to 100 degrees last week.  When I played golf the other day it was 95 degrees out, way too hot; plus I don’t like to sweat when I’m playing golf. […]

How to Really Save Money at Chipotle

This post was inspired by an article I read the other day entitled: 15 Ways to Save Money at Chipotle. Now I don’t want to throw another blog under the bus, but man were their ideas lame(google the article title to find it).  I’ve actually been obsessed with Chipotle for a while now and I […]

Part 3: How To Rebalance Your Retirement Accounts

[This is the third article in a three part series about re-balancing, the first article covered why to rebalance and the second covered when to rebalance your retirement accounts] Even though asset allocation will determine over 90% of your returns, it’s important to periodically rebalance your retirement accounts.  I’ve shown why rebalancing will reduce your […]

Part 2: When to Rebalance Your Retirement Accounts

[This is the second article in a three part series about re-balancing, the first article covered why to rebalance and the last article will cover how to rebalance your retirement accounts] A year in the life of the stock market can be brutal.  Daily swings up and down are unpredictable at best, but we’ve seen […]

Part 1: Why Rebalance Your Retirement Accounts

[This is the first article in a three part series about re-balancing, the next two articles will cover when to rebalance and how to rebalance your retirement accounts] A crucial part to a successful investment portfolio requires that you occasionally rebalance your portfolio.  Due to the volatility of the market, the asset allocation you select might change […]

AMEX Twitter Sync Promotion: How I Turned $180 at Best Buy Into $200 in Amazon Gift Certificates

After two years of churning credit cards for sign-up bonuses, I’ve amassed quite a collection of cards.  I’m almost embarrassed by how many I now have, but one great benefit of having so many cards is the ongoing promotions.  With some companies you might save a couple dollars here, or get a discount there, but […]