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Oct, Nov, Dec 2016 – Amazon.com, Department Stores & Sam’s Club

Discover Cardmembers are signing up to earn 5% Cashback Bonus at Amazon.com, Department Stores and Sam’s Club on up to $1,500 in purchases from October through December 2016.

July, Aug, Sep 2016 – Home Improvement Stores & Amazon.com

Robo advisor services use software to invest and manage portfolio accounts automatically. So far two largest robo advisors were Wealthfront and Betterment. Fidelity version of robo-advisor is “Fidelity Go“.

Unlike other robo-advising services that uses computer algorithms to allocate investments, Fidelity Go has a team of professionals who will make personalized investment online for you.

Here is the IRS Contribution limits for 2016, for more information visit IRS website

401(k), 403(b), and 457 plans

  • Age 49 and under – $18,000
  • Age 50 and older – $24,000

Roth and Traditional IRA contribution limits

  • Age 49 and under – Up to $5,500 (you should have employment compensation )

Here are some popular Travel reward credit cards that offer free travel fast. If used properly these card should reward you free airline tickets, free hotel stays, and other travel perks.

– Chase Sapphire Preferred

– Capital One Venture One

– Capital One Venture

– American Express Blue Sky

Soccer player Ronaldo earned $88 million over the past 12 months and become the world’s highest-paid athlete, according to Forbes.

Here is the top 10 highest paid athlete in the world
1. Cristiano Ronaldo
Total Earnings: $88 million

2. Lionel Messi
Total Earnings: $81.4 million

Here is the Forbes list of 40 Most Powerful People In The Financial World.

Items considered to be featured on this list were Net worth, Assets under management or overseen, Three-year track records and Influence on markets.

Here is the list

Here is the top 10 biggest offshore tax havens around the world, according to the The annual Financial Secrecy Index

1. Switzerland
2. Hong Kong
3. The United States
4. Singapore
5. The Cayman Islands
6. Luxembourg
7. Lebanon
8. Germany
9. Bahrain
10. Dubai (The United Arab Emirates)

When you electronically file yourreturns, so there is no guessing game if the IRS has your tax documents. Click here to check the status of your refund.

You need to have the following information to check the online status

  1. Your Social Security Number
  2. Your Filing Status

Today, I received a mail from Citi Bank about new Costco anywhere Visa Card.  Here are the details and Costco visa credit card benefits.

Costco Visa Card Rewards

  • 4% – Cash back on Gas (first $7,000 per year & 1% then)
  • 3% – Cash back on restaurant and travel purchases

Barron’s released annual broker survey “2016 Best Online Brokers“. This survey ,is now 21st year and Fidelity tops the list.

To analyze 2016’s top brokers, Barron’s evaluates them on a variety of measurements including their security, mobility, and social-media features, depth of investment tools, trading capabilities.
Here is the result,