The Finance Buff

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The Finance Buff a.k.a. TFB is a pseudonym used by a blogger who writes a blog by the same name at thefinancebuff.com. He has been sharing his thoughts and experience about personal finance with online readers since 2006. Today, more than 50,000 people visit his blog in any month.

TFB joined the Bogleheads Forum in 2007 as its 5th registered user. He is the author of the chapter on defined benefit pension plans in Bogleheads' Guide to Retirement Planning (John Wiley & Sons, 2009). He also regularly contributes to the Bogleheads.org forum and wiki.

TFB holds an MBA degree in Finance. He has a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) designation from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.


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TFB - The Finance Buff

Not all brokers are able to automatically deposit dividends to your bank account. See how to do it at one broker.
Do you know what types of questions you should ask customer service and what types of questions you shouldn't?
Cut down tax refund identity fraud by aligning information and motivation and unleashing the power of competition.
See how TurboTax, H&R Block, and TaxACT software handle the complex calculations for self-employed health insurance deduction and the premium tax credit under the Affordable Care Act.
New IRS regulation makes it crucial to adjust the cost basis from 1099-B when you sell ESPP shares. Otherwise you will be double-taxed. Here's how to do it in TaxACT.

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