I’m traveling overseas. Part of the trip will be on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. I will see if it lives up to the hype.
I will miss the financial blogger conference next week, where the winners of the Plutus Awards will be announced. Thanks to your votes, this blog is a finalist in two categories — Best Investing-Focused Personal Finance Blog and Best Researched Personal Finance Blog. Let’s see if the committee will pick me as the winner. Thank you again for all your support.
These articles caught my eyes this week:
Qualifying for Tax Breaks by Controlling Your Adjusted Gross Income by Mike Piper at Oblivious Investor
If you are buying health insurance on the exchange under Obamacare, making sure you stay off the cliff for the premium subsidy is a good example of applying this principle.
How The Premium Assistance Tax Credit For Health Insurance Impacts The Marginal Tax Rate by Michael Kitces by Nerd’s Eye View
Another very detailed article by financial planner Michael Kitces. I have a series of articles about Obamacare lined up every week until November. Stay tuned.
Money 101: 27 Financial Tips to Live By by Matthew Amster-Burton at MintLife
A nice list of rules of thumb.
8 shopping sites all bargain lovers should use by Consumer Reports
I use none of them. That makes me not a bargain lover. Maybe you are?
Bank Changing Its High-Yield Reward Checking to Cash Back Checking – New Trend? by Ken Tumin at DepositAccounts.com
I don’t think it makes a new trend. Banks offer reward checking accounts because they attract and retain customers and deposits. Cash back checking accounts just don’t have the same power.