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Hiring a CPA for Our Taxes

For years, I have done our tax returns myself using tax preparation software from Intuite or H&R Block. The reason for not using a CPA for our taxes wasn’t about a few hundred dollars we have saved by filing our taxes ourself, but that with software tools like TurboTax and TaxCut, I felt that we […]

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Easy & Inexpensive Audit Preparedness

Ugh! I just wrapped up a full audit. And, let me tell you, it was awful. It drug on for over 6 months. It costs me literally countless hours spent on hold over the phone. It required a lot of effort on my part to remedy errs, and not my own either. Time and time […]

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ING Kids Savings Account

There’s a long tradition in China during the Lunar New Year celebration that, in addition to eating dumplings and getting new clothes, parents, grandparents, or even relatives give children red envelopes containing a small amount of money. The money is for the whole year since parents usually don’t give kids any extra allowance during the […]

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American Express Blue Cash Preferred Card $150 Bonus

Early last year American Express replaced its Blue Cash card with the new Blue Cash Everyday Card. The Blue Cash Everyday Card offers cardholders rebates for everyday purchases, such as 3% cashback at supermarkets, 2% at gas stations and department stores, and 1% everywhere else.  And just like the old card, the Blue Cash Everyday Card has […]

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Chase United Mileage Plus Explorer Card 40,000 Bonus Miles Promotion

Chase has recently redesigned its United Airlines credit card, replacing the old MileagePlus Card with the new Chase United MileagePlus Explorer Card, an airline credit card that now allow cardholders to earn rewards with either Untied or Contenental.  Contenental and United have recently merged to form a new company called United Contenental, so with this new card, you are […]

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EverBank Yield Pledge Checking Account Now Offers 1.05% Bonus Rate

I have been a customer of EverBank Money Market Account for a while now.  The reason for getting yet another savings account while already owning a few of them was that I considered it as one of the highest yield savings accounts out there. In an environment where banks have been slashing interest rates for years, […]

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American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card 25,000 Points Promotion

Now you can earn Membership Rewards Points even faster with the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card. The new card allows you to buy the things you need and get rewarded with the things you want at the same time. Membership Rewards Here’s how it works. With the AMEX Premier Rewards Gold Card, you can […]

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Best Stock Brokers for IRA Account

As you have already known the 2011 tax deadline is April 17th, which means it’s not only the due date to file 2011 income taxes, but also the last day to make 2011 IRA contributions and take advantage of last year’s tax deduction, if eligible, not to mention saving for the future. So if you are […]

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