Tag Archive: Jason Alderman

Feb 14 2012

Financial intervention for your parents?

By Jason Alderman Sometimes it’s hard enough just keeping track of your own finances. But, as many of us have learned, life gets even more complicated when your parents come to you for assistance with their money matters – or worse, when they don’t ask for help but really should. Many people are fiercely independent …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.easttexasreview.com/financial-intervention-for-your-parents/

Feb 07 2012

Take ‘America Saves Week’ to heart

By Jason Alderman After four years of coping with a stagnant economy, probably the last thing you want to hear is how important it is to sock away money for a rainy day – you already know that. But hear me out, just in case. Those who struggle with long-term unemployment or under-employment often simply …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.easttexasreview.com/take-america-saves-week-to-heart/

Jan 30 2012

Talking finances with your Valentine

By Jason Alderman As you and your spouse celebrate Valentine’s Day over a candle-lit dinner, you may want to avoid romance-killing topics like, “Honey, let’s talk about our financial future.” But you really should have that conversation sooner rather than later to keep your relationship on a healthy footing. Major life changes may require you …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.easttexasreview.com/talking-finances-with-your-valentine/

Jan 23 2012

Tax strategies in a tough economy

By Jason Alderman For most of us, income tax calculations don’t change much from year to year. But thanks to the roller coaster economy of the past few years, many people have undergone major life changes that can have a significant impact – good or bad – on their taxable income and how they should …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.easttexasreview.com/tax-strategies-in-a-tough-economy/

Jan 19 2012

Beware

By Jason Alderman Getting paid to go shopping may sound like a dream job, but buyer beware: For each legitimate mystery or secret shopper opportunity, probably hundreds more are scams. In fact, the National Consumers League (NCL) says complaints regarding fraudulent mystery shopper and work-at-home schemes were up nearly 9 percent during the past six …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.easttexasreview.com/beware/

Jan 05 2012

Boosting your retirement plan contributions

By Jason Alderman For the first time since 2009, the IRS has increased the amount people can contribute to their 401(k) and other defined contribution plans. Effective January 1, 2012, the maximum annual contribution grows by $500 to $17,000, thanks to an increase in the Department of Labor’s Consumer Price Index for Urban Consumers (CPI-U), …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.easttexasreview.com/boosting-your-retirement-plan-contributions/

Jan 05 2012

Easing student loan repayments

By Jason Alderman College costs are out of control. Total outstanding student loans hover around $1 trillion, second only to home mortgages. Student loan repayment takes a hefty toll on starting salaries even during good economic times. But with so many recent graduates unable to find a decent job – or any job – repayment …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.easttexasreview.com/easing-student-loan-repayments-2/

Dec 21 2011

Credit card stolen?

By Jason Alderman Despite high-profile media attention, the odds of having your credit or debit card number stolen by crooks remains at historically low levels. That said, it’s always good to know what to do in case lightening does strike and someone fraudulently uses your card. Left unchecked, they might try to run up bills, …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.easttexasreview.com/credit-card-stolen/

Older posts «

» Newer posts