Seven Reasons to Get Your Taxes Done Early

For people who dread tax time, it's tempting to put off dealing with tax preparation until the last possible minute. Why rush? Believe it or not, there are actually several good reasons to get your taxes done early. 1. Thwart Identity Theft It only takes a Social Security number. With that, a criminal can steal your identity, file a return in your name and steal your refund. While this issue underscores the importance of safeguarding your Social Security number, … [Read more...]

Using Mind Power Techniques to Boost Your Income

No matter how religious or un-religious you are there is a mind-body-experience connection cannot be underestimated. The 'mind power' concept is more a matter of spirituality/metaphysical/mental fitness than it is about religion, or science, or psychology. You can bet that one of the three tips for harnessing the power of your mind to increase your income (or loose weight or find the perfect relationship) will be re-invented and released as a new self-help book within … [Read more...]

Rise of Identity Theft and How to Protect Yourself

Ask the average person to name a crime and most will start with murder, theft or some other popular act depicted in the movies. While these crimes are still prevalent, a different kind of crime is having its day, both in the United States and internationally. The United States Department of Justice separates identity theft into three categories, including unauthorized use of existing credit cards, unauthorized use of other existing accounts and the misuse of sensitive … [Read more...]

Investing in Gold With Krugerrands

Few modern coins are as iconic as the Krugerrand. The composition and value of this South African series of gold bullion coins is recognized around the world, and for good reason: the Krugerrand was the very first modern gold bullion coin series to be issued by a government. The popularity of these unique gold coins contributed to the creation of the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf, the American Gold Eagle, the Austrian Gold Philharmoniker, and other modern gold bullion coin … [Read more...]

Thinking About Coin Collecting?

Coin collecting is one of the oldest hobbies around. Not only can it be fascinating, it can be profitable. One could say that coin collectors are in it for the money, but that would be too much of a pun. Starting the hobby of coin collecting could not be easier. You just start looking under that old dresser, or up the attic where your grandparents may have dropped (or stashed away patiently waiting for you to discover them) coins and collectibles. Who knows, you … [Read more...]