Archive for June, 2007

Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)

You could be subject to AMT for the first time and pay a higher tax bill than before. According to CNNmoney, about 20 million taxpayers have no idea whether they need to pay quarterly taxes and avoid underpayment penalties. What the IRS is saying in essence, we aren’t paying enough in taxes. (more…)

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June 28, 2007 at 8:59 am 2 comments

College Edition: 10 steps to balance your checkbook

Balancing your checkbook helps you keep track of your bank account. Before, folks had to use pencil and paper to do it. Heck, some still prefer to do it this way. But, these days, you can simply buy affordable software that you can download and install on your laptop to better accomodate your digital life. Regardless of how you do it, keep these 10 steps in mind. (more…)

June 27, 2007 at 2:38 pm 1 comment

What do the top 3 billionaires in America drive?

We’re having a little fun on the MoneyTalk Blog today. I was curious about what some of America’s richest drive. I wasn’t looking at folks like the Walton kids or people that inherited their wealth, but those that started like you and me, with nothing. I found an interesting tidbit about the top 3 wealthiest Americans: Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Paul Allen. (more…)

June 26, 2007 at 11:01 am Leave a comment

From Kansas City to Portland for only $238!

Thanks to Ding! from Southwest Airlines, my softball team was able to nab non-stop flights from Kansas City, MO to Portland, OR for a mere $238. Talk about a steal! (more…)

June 21, 2007 at 2:09 pm Leave a comment

The truth about credit repair

I’m sure you’re aware of credit clean-up and repair services. Like it or not, the credit repair business is booming. Why? Because people are obsessed with their credit score and the benefits a good score brings. (more…)

June 21, 2007 at 12:38 pm Leave a comment

Thanks for the recommendations

I’m still taking recommendations for books to read, but wanted to thank everyone who has responded. I have accumulated a list of books that will keep me busy for the rest of the year and probably into the next. Since I work at a wholesale textbook distributor, I simply picked up my next book here. It was only $7.00. Not bad. (more…)

June 20, 2007 at 11:34 am Leave a comment

College Edition: 10 things to look for in a bank account

As we continue the College Edition Series here on the MoneyTalk Blog, today we’re covering key things to look for when you’re looking to open a bank account. You’re gonna need a bank account that fits the college life and offers special deals to students. (more…)

June 20, 2007 at 11:18 am 4 comments

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