Shares for the Chinese e-commerce giant, Alibaba, opened at $92.70 a share on the New York Exchange last Friday. This made Alibaba the biggest initial public offering in U.S. History and Jack Ma, the co-founder of Alibaba, the richest man in China. (NPR) If you don’t know what Alibaba is, imagine an online company that […]


Thinking of making a move to a new city? You’re not alone. Residents of the Big Apple, Los Angeles, and other major metropolitan areas often think the answer to making their paycheck go further is to move out of the big city. Some are taking a leap of faith and relocating in pursuit of a […]

Top 15 CC Cash Back

Top Cash Back Credit Cards

You like cash back – and you cannot lie. If you’re unapologetic about desiring cash back rewards, you’re in luck. Cards with the lowest APRs are naturally available to individuals with the highest FICO scores. But even if your credit is only average, there are cash back rewards cards available for you. There are even […]

when to buy

When Should I Buy A…

Every day seems to bring a sale, so you might wonder if there’s any rhyme or reason to shopping by season. A link does exist to the time of year and when to buy certain items. Some things go on sale according to long-standing traditions, while others cost less when new models are released or […]


Paying with a card is considered a secure form of payment, but the truth is if you swipe your card or order online nowadays, you put your credit card and your financial security at potential risk. According to the Federal Reserve, in 2012, the estimated number of unauthorized transactions (third-party fraud) was 31.1 million instances, with […]

family talk

When it comes to spending money on fun or small stuff, financial discussions with your family probably come easy. Address one of life’s more serious topics though, and the conversation may not flow as readily. In order to make fiscally responsible decisions that benefit the whole family, it’s necessary to occasionally have more serious money […]

Following a sharp increase in suspicious state income tax returns e-filed across the country filed using TurboTax, Intuit temporarily halted e-filing of state income tax returns with its popular tax software package on February 5, 2015. During the suspension in service , Intuit conducted an emergency investigation of the suspicious e-filed state tax returns through […]

wasting money

It’s the little things in life that make all the difference in the world. The same thing can be said about money. A few pennies here and there can quickly add up. Think about it this way: Ten cents times ten cents is a dollar. If you keep multiplying by ten you quickly reach 100. […]


If a candlelit dinner is too cliché or you’re tired of the same old box of chocolates to show the love of your life how much you care, try spicing things up this Valentine’s Day. Mix things up with these fun, quirky, and admittedly unusual ways to let those you love know how much they […]