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5 Personal Finance Goals for your Thirties
Mon, 03/29/10 | 22 Comments
5 Personal Finance Goals for your Thirties

I’ve covered personal finance goals for your twenties over and over (like a broken record). Despite the name of this site, I’ve discovered that there is a contingency of all age groups who frequent and …

FTC Cracks Down on Free Credit Report Scams with Catchy Parody Spoofs
Sun, 03/28/10 | 7 Comments
FTC Cracks Down on Free Credit Report Scams with Catchy Parody Spoofs

The FTC is finally cracking down on the ‘free credit report’ companies who lure you in with the promise of a free credit report, and then upsell and switch to paid memberships. You know the …

REI Review: Why the Lifetime REI Membership was Worth the Money
Wed, 03/24/10 | 53 Comments
REI Review: Why the Lifetime REI Membership was Worth the Money

Paid memberships are a tricky game. You know, the ones whereby paying a one-time, annual, or monthly fee you open up the possibility for potential savings or other benefits.
I’ve justified the purchase of three paid …

2010 IRS Federal Home Energy Tax Credit Guide
Tue, 03/23/10 | 40 Comments
2010 IRS Federal Home Energy Tax Credit Guide

Energy Tax Credit Update: The 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 energy tax credits have since been released.
A few weeks ago, my wife and I woke up one morning and the temperature in the …

How to Use a Trailing Stop-Loss Order to Preserve your Market Gains
Sun, 03/21/10 | 7 Comments
How to Use a Trailing Stop-Loss Order to Preserve your Market Gains

What is a Trailing Stop Loss Order?
A trailing stop-loss order sounds like complex investing strategies, however, it is fairly simple to understand when you take a minute to learn what each part of it means. …

Buy or Rent? Look at the Price-Rent Ratio
Mon, 03/15/10 | 19 Comments
Buy or Rent? Look at the Price-Rent Ratio

Kiplinger recently ran an article that shed some really great light on whether it makes more sense to buy a home or rent an apartment. I’ve never addressed this topic on 20somethingfinance, because quite frankly …


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