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Month: January 2011

No More Free Checking?


  Chase bank announced it will start charging its former WAMU customers, a checking account service fee of $10, starting on February 8, 2011. The Chase Free Extra Checking account will be converted to Chase Total Checking (or Chase “Total Ripoff”). To avoid the $10 monthly service fee, you have to meet one of the […] Read more…

Your Circumstances Can Change for the Better


The one story that dominated the news last week was the story of a homeless man with a golden voice. This inspiring overnight, rags-to-riches story about Ted Williams, former felon now the most sought after voice-over talent, gives us hope that our circumstances can change for the better at any given moment. He knew what […] Read more…

New Tax Laws for 2011


The new tax law, signed by President Obama on December 17, 2010, temporarily extends the 2001 – 2003 federal income tax rate cuts, extends unemployment for 13 months, implements new payroll tax breaks, reestablishes the estate tax, and more. This is good news for most taxpayers. With this long recession, we all need tax breaks, […] Read more…

Tax Day in 2011 Extended


  Good news, folks! Not only is 2011 the year for extension of tax cuts, but it’s also the year we get 3 extra days to file our taxes. Tax day has been extended to April 18 for 2011 only. Why? Emancipation Day, a holiday that celebrates the freeing of slaves in Washington D.C. falls […] Read more…