Top Ten Mistakes Made by Financial Agents and How to Prevent Them

Reading Time: 2 minutes The following is a guest post created by Ashley B. Mulvey who writes for financial advisor career advice , her interest blog she uses to share her knowledge to assist people cope with the facets of economic advisory. Financial Advisers can have great careers and be real assets to their communities, but they can fall… Continue reading Top Ten Mistakes Made by Financial Agents and How to Prevent Them

Lessons learned from sad 401k story

Reading Time: 2 minutes WSJ ran an interesting article “Retiring Boomers Find 401(k) Plans Fall Short” over the weekend (link here, if not work please google the article to get it). I felt sorry to read this: …Gloria Moss has been contributing to a 401(k) since 1985, when she went back to work after having children. Especially after divorcing,… Continue reading Lessons learned from sad 401k story

Turbo Tax discount and weekend in review

Reading Time: < 1 minute Turbo Tax Federal discount It’s tax season again. Here is the Turbo Tax Federal discount available to me. In most cases I think it will also work for others πŸ™‚ Bank of America: 35% off link Citicards: 35% off link Scottrade: 30% off Vanguard (regular customers): 25% off Weekend review Signed up the 360iDev iPhone… Continue reading Turbo Tax discount and weekend in review

Some myths on retirement savings

Reading Time: 2 minutes During the annual benefits enrollment a while ago, I knew health insurance premium would go up quite a bit in 2011. So what can I do to offset that premium increase? Decrease the savings for 401k? Just kidding. Over the years I have seen a lot of confusions and myths on the 401k savings. For… Continue reading Some myths on retirement savings

Earn $25 filing a bug report, enhancement request, or user story

Reading Time: 2 minutes for #iPhone #app #myNestEgg ~ the retirement calculator (link at iTunes store) and receive an Amazon gift card (one winner per category). I am starting this mostly for fun, three categories ($25 per category): bug report; enhancement request; user story Send email to uudaddy(No Spam) AT gmail DOT com. This runs until Dec 31, 2010.… Continue reading Earn $25 filing a bug report, enhancement request, or user story

Submitted 2nd iPhone iOS app collegeFund ~ college savings calculator

Reading Time: 2 minutes (Update 10-26-2010) I forgot to mention that app is available at iTunes App store since Oct 5. The product support page is at uudaddy. Sorry for my omission πŸ™‚ (Original) I submit the collegeFund app 3 days ago. This app is similar to the myNestEgg ~ the retirement calculator, it helps parents (and other family… Continue reading Submitted 2nd iPhone iOS app collegeFund ~ college savings calculator

Announcing iPhone app myNestEgg ~ the retirement calculator

Reading Time: < 1 minute (Update Oct-22-2010) The version 1.1 was released yesterday Oct 21, 2010. This link is the same. Release notes is attached at the iTune store description as well. (Original) iTune store link here. Product support page here. What is it (myNestEgg)? myNestEgg is a retirement (savings/income) calculator iPhone app. It runs on iOS 3.1.2 or later.… Continue reading Announcing iPhone app myNestEgg ~ the retirement calculator

Looking for a few good reviewers and bloggers for iPhone app

Reading Time: < 1 minute I am looking for a few good reviewers and bloggers for my 1st iPhone app, myNestEgg ~ the retirement calculator. Here are a few basic requirements for the reviewer/blogger: 1) An iPhone, iPod Touch, or an iPad device with iOS 3.1.2 or above. 2) Has an iPhone app review site or a personal finance blog… Continue reading Looking for a few good reviewers and bloggers for iPhone app

Earn up to 75,000 AA miles for new Citi AAdvantage card holder

Reading Time: < 1 minute (Update 02-10-2011) The previous link expired. Try this new link if interested. One difference is they requires one spend $4000 in first 6 months to get the full 75,000 miles. Good luck! (Update 09-17-2010) I got the 75,000 AA miles. (Update 8-19-2010) Received the Citi Platinum Select /AAdvantage Visa Signature card today, called and verified… Continue reading Earn up to 75,000 AA miles for new Citi AAdvantage card holder

Time to get a new car, or a used one?

Reading Time: 2 minutes (Update 07-24-2010) Got it, this is my new car (SUV, or tall wagon to be exact), 2006 Subaru Forester. BTW, I think this Subaru Credit Card reward program is quite interesting. (Picture credit: edmunds.com) (Original) As much as I love my 2001 family sedan, recent repair bills made me think hard on my options. Year… Continue reading Time to get a new car, or a used one?