Call me the devil's advocate for the time-being because I'm going to start a discussion that could raise some eyebrows and maybe even change some minds about the current institution of marriage. As a fair warning, this is a lengthy article. A VERY … [Read more...] about Should we abolish marriage? [Rethinking Traditions]
I just got off the phone with the IRS because I need to amend my return, and I had a question about interest and penalties. I got some more 1099-INT forms from Stacie's bank back home after we filed our original return, so I need to file a 1040X … [Read more...] about Please increase IRS “hold music” funding
By Braaak This is a guest post by Braaak, former Portfolio Manager at a major mutual fund family. Currently Braaak provides insurance and other financial services to high net worth individuals and small- to medium-sized companies. He writes … [Read more...] about Optimal Capital Structure for Personal Finance
Just a quick note that I got an email from Bank of America this morning alerting me that I received some direct deposits. Since today is payday for both myself and Stacie, I figured I would just have those two deposits. But lo and behold, I had 2 … [Read more...] about Maryland Refund: In the Bank!
Over a year ago, I asked whether Webkinz were a waste of money or a learning opportunity for kids. I think I can now pose the question for adults as well. A couple months ago, when I had the yearning for a puppy, Stacie decided that a Webkinz … [Read more...] about Can Webkinz Teach Kids Personal Finance?
Now that the tax stimulus checks are mostly distributed, you can't help but notice all of the companies out there trying to pry that money out of our hands. A lot of them are offering special incentives for doing so (for example, Sears is offering an … [Read more...] about A Fool and His Rebate Money…