Monthly Archives: December 2010

Guest Post: 10 Things to Know About Annuities

Today I have a guest post from Lisa Cintron from Before deciding on any given investment, it is important to understand the implications. Annuities are great for some, while other options may be preferable depending on the circumstances.  It is important to be informed so that you can make the best choice for your situation. Here are ten things that most people are not aware of when it comes to annuities. 1. Security Unlike a CD, annuities are not… Read the rest

Photo Developing at Costco

For years I avoided purchasing a Costco membership. I’m not sure why, although living below poverty level for many years was probably a factor. However, now that we have more money to work with, it makes sense to have a membership there, and I’m learning more and more how to save money by shopping at Costco. Most recently, I decided to try photo developing at Costco.  We had our yearly Christmas party for our clients at my job two weeks… Read the rest
State of Arizona Tax Credits

Arizona’s Working Poor & School Tax Credits

Arizona has several tax credits available for individuals: Working Poor Tax Credit, Corporation Tuition Tax Credits, School Tax Credits for Individuals, Health Insurance Premiums, and Water Conservation Systems. These few are mentioned specifically on their website. It’s getting to be that time of the year again; we’re close to the end of the year, and your last chance to make donations to lower your tax liability for the year of 2010. Did you know you may be eligible for tax… Read the rest

Review: Credit Sesame – Get Your Credit Score Free and Manage Your Money

This is a review for Credit Sesame to check my credit score, a new site which offers another way to get your credit score FREE, this time by way of Experian, which is one of the three major credit bureaus.   When you sign up with Credit Sesame, you will be asked for your social security number which is typical for a site that is going to be looking at your credit score. Here is some of what you will find… Read the rest