Friday, January 30, 2015

Top 3 Sites to File your Taxes

Top 3 Sites to File your Taxes

filing taxes

About 80% of American's will get a tax refund this tax season. On average that return will be a little over $3,000. This is great, but it's also very important to remember where that tax money is coming from...YOU! You're getting back some of the money you ''loaned' the government.  

Well, that's not entirely true.

Millions of lower-income earners actually get more money then they gave the government. Not only are millions not paying income tax, but they also get tax credits. 

I should know because as a student I am one of those people (my gross income for 2014 was about $29,000). I paid about $1,100 in State and Federal taxes and I will get an estimated tax refund of $7,700. Isn't that crazy?!? 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Update on the Easiest Ways to Manufactured Spend

The best and easiest ways to manufactured spend involve using the prepaid cards REDcard (aka REDbird), Serve, or Bluebird.

NOTE:  If you are not responsible with your credit cards, DON’T bother reading any further.

First off, what is manufactured spending?

Manufactured spending is a term used in the miles-earning and points-earning world. It is also more easily referred to as MS. Typically it refers to buying things that are cash equivalents with point/miles earning credit cards.

Such things might include visa gift cards, money orders, or funding a bank account or prepaid card account with a credit card. Basically, the ideas is buying cash with cash and then using that cash to pay your credit card that you bought it with. When all is said and done, you end up earning 0-2% in miles or points from those purchases.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Everything you need to know about Initial Public Offerings (IPO's) - Made Simple

The Ultimate Guide to Initial Public Offerings
UPDATE: will now also be offering IPO allocations in the near futre.

About: The Ultimate Guide to Initial Public Offerings (IPO's, including a review of Loyal3).

First off, IPO is an acronym and not worth that many points in scrabble (well, I don't even think acronyms are allowed). But it's a nice picture right?

Anyways, wouldn't it have been nice if you could have purchased Facebook, Alibaba, or GoPro at the IPO price? You could have made a nice chunk of money if that opportunity were available to you. The year 2014 was a big year for IPO's and 2015 may also be a big year.

I want to help make Initial Public Offers simple to understand. So follow along. Here is everything you need to know:

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Cheapest Place To Get Passport Photos

My wife and I will be traveling out of the country this summer and her passport needed to be updated. I just did a little research on where the cheapest locations are and i'd like to share it with you.

Lets go in order from Cheapest to Most Expensive

Friday, January 2, 2015

My Blog Stastics and Revenue

Wanna know the statistics and revenue of my blog? 

I've had my blog for about 3 years now. The first year, I would actually post 8-10 posts a month. Now I've slacked off and only post about 1-2 time a month. Here is a snap shot of my page views: 

Cheapest Place to get Contact Lenses?

Where to get the cheapest contacts? About 15% of American's wear contact lenses. That's a fair amount of people and I'm one...