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Do credit card rewards count as taxable income?

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. Over the past 12 months, I have used credit card rewards to finance the bulk of our trips to Jamaica, Las Vegas, Denver, New Orleans, London, Paris, and St. Maarten. And in the process, I’ve also cashed in a five-figure sum of hotel loyalty points, airline miles and cash-back rewards. […]

Life decisions that secure your retirement

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. You’ve seen them before: 10 mistakes that could ruin your retirement, 6 things to avoid, and so on. But … I don’t know if you’ve noticed that many of those lists are copies of each other. Make no mistake: Common sense is common sense, and there’s only so many ways to catalog it. The common sense behind any successful savings or investment plan? […]

Life decisions that secure your retirement

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. You’ve seen them before: 10 mistakes that could ruin your retirement, 6 things to avoid, and so on. But … I don’t know if you’ve noticed that many of those lists are copies of each other. Make no mistake: Common sense is common sense, and there’s only so many ways to catalog it. The common sense behind any successful savings or investment plan? […]

Flexibility can help you reinvent your career

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. I’ve talked about graduate school before, but mostly in terms of how my decision got me deep into student loan debt. I’ve talked less about that decision in terms of its impact on my career. For a long time, I thought my career path was clear. I started working at a writing center as an undergraduate and stayed there for four years. […]

Flexibility can help you reinvent your career

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. I’ve talked about graduate school before, but mostly in terms of how my decision got me deep into student loan debt. I’ve talked less about that decision in terms of its impact on my career. For a long time, I thought my career path was clear. I started working at a writing center as an undergraduate and stayed there for four years. […]

Ask the Readers: Will you find other options besides Turbo Tax this year?

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. Tax season is fast approaching and, if you are among the diligent, chances are you have already started your annual tax preparation. […]

Ask the Readers: Will you find other options besides Turbo Tax this year?

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. Tax season is fast approaching and, if you are among the diligent, chances are you have already started your annual tax preparation. […]

Financial benefits of solar panels? Not so fast

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. In my homeownership and priorities progress report in September, I mentioned that Jake and I were considering getting solar panels installed on our new house. Although that was our last priority, our first priority was replacing our HVAC unit. We thought there might be HVAC units that were made to be compatible with solar panels. […]

Financial benefits of solar panels? Not so fast!

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. In my homeownership and priorities progress report in September, I mentioned that Jake and I were considering getting solar panels installed on our new house. Although that was our last priority, our first priority was replacing our HVAC unit. We thought there might be HVAC units that were made to be compatible with solar panels. […]

If the recession is over, where are the jobs?

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. A few weeks ago, we asked the question “What is your investment strategy?” and described the survey Get Rich Slowly did of attitudes toward investing and a few related subjects. […]