April 6, 2013

Does Amazon Prime Actually Save Money?

Charlie wrote in with an interesting question. I wanted to see if you could run the numbers on this. My family is considering signing up for a year of Amazon Prime for $80. I can see a lot of situations where it would save us a little bit of money, but I don’t know if it adds up to enough money to make it worthwhile. The value of Amazon Prime really, really depends on your buying habits. […]

What is a tax write off?

    I have been getting several questions lately about tax write offs. In my inbox this morning I had a great question that made me take things back a few steps. It was “I have been hearing all about tax write offs lately and I think I am missing something. […]

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #120

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. James Baldwin on reading “You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the world, but then you read.” – James Baldwin To me, books make the world much smaller, not bigger. […]

Are You Confident You Can Retire?

Here's a piece from CNN Money that says most Americans think they won't be able to afford retirement. The details: Only 13% of workers surveyed said they "feel very confident" that they will be able to retire comfortably — less than half the percentage reported in 2007. Nearly half -- 49% -- said they were "not too" or "not at all" confident. […]