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S-Corporations vs. LLC: Example of Self-Employment Income Tax Savings

Updated. I have been the President and CEO of a profitable US corporation for over 10 years. I'm also all the other executive positions - CIO, CFO, COO - as there is only one employee (me). Here's a brief overview of why I chose to incorporate … [Read the rest]

The Rise of Sole Proprietorships, LLCs, and S-Corporations

The Tax Foundation has an interesting article on pass-through businesses, where the business income "passed-through" to the individual income tax return of the business owner. Pass-through businesses include sole-proprietorships, partnerships, … [Read the rest]

Municipal Bonds vs. Treasury Bonds Yield Gap: Liquidity Risk

In my personal portfolio, I've been investing in tax-exempt municipal bonds instead of treasury bonds due to their higher taxable-equivalent yields. If you've done the same, you may be interested to know that Larry Swedroe at Advisor Perspectives … [Read the rest]

World’s Most Popular Online Course: Learning How to Learn (Free)

The NY Times highlighted what is "arguably the world’s most successful online course", Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects by Drs. Oakley and Sejnowski and sponsored by the University of California, San … [Read the rest]

Amazon Prime: Spend $25, Get Free Snack ($5-$8 value) and Free Vitamins ($10-$25 value)

(Update: Amazon is also offering free vitamins with a $25+ order. If you haven't done the snack deal below yet, you can stack them and get both a free snack and free vitamins with a single $25+ order.) Amazon Prime members who spend $25 or more … [Read the rest]

Kanopy: Free Movie Streaming for Library Cardholders and Students

Looking for high-quality streaming content? The NY Times recently highlighted a new video streaming service called Kanopy, which has partnered with 200+ public library systems and educational institutions to offer access to 30,000 movies free of … [Read the rest]

GiftsforBanking CD Review: 2-Year CD at 1.85% APY + Gift Valued Up to ~1% APY has a unique FDIC-insured certificate of deposit that pays out a mix of traditional cash interest and a physical gift. The underlying bank is, which is in turn a division of Flushing Bank. Via DepositAccounts, … [Read the rest]

Free 3-Month Pandora Premium Subscription Gift Code

Groupon is offering a free 3-month subscription of Pandora Premium music streaming service, which usually costs $9.99 per month. This upgrade includes access to 40 million songs on-demand, removal of all ads, unlimited skips, offline listening, and … [Read the rest]

Amazon: Buy 3 Items, Save 30% on Household Essentials

Amazon is offering a Buy 3 Items, Save 30% promotion when you buy selected items from their on Household Essentials and Health & Wellness categories. This includes common items like toilet paper, paper towels, flushable wipes, ziploc bags, soap, … [Read the rest]

MoviePass: $9.95 a Month for Unlimited Movies (1 Per Day)

Moviepass recently slashed their prices for unlimited in-theater movies (one per day) to only $9.95 per month. Here how it works in practical terms: You are limited to one 2-D movie per day. You can watch first-run movies on opening day. No … [Read the rest]

Citi Prestige Card Review: 75,000 Point Offer, Feature Changes

This offer is now EXPIRED. Our partner Citi has a limited-time offer on the Citi Prestige® Card, their premium ThankYou point rewards card. The sign-up bonus is now 75,000 bonus points after spending $7,500 in purchases within the first 3 months … [Read the rest]

Virgin Mobile Full Year of Unlimited Service for $1 w/ iPhone Purchase

Virgin Mobile has extended their promotion offering a full year of unlimited service for $1 for new customers who buy an iPhone and transfer their number, as well as current Virgin Mobile customers who upgrade to an iPhone. Auto-pay required. It … [Read the rest]

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