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Good or Bad Personal Finance Cliche: “Your Home is an Investment”
Tue, 12/27/11 | 10 Comments
Good or Bad Personal Finance Cliche: “Your Home is an Investment”

This is the second in a series of posts that aim to dispel or reinforce common personal finance cliches. The first looked at the commonly used phrase, “A penny saved is a penny earned.”. Today, …

The Lifetime Cost of Cable TV
Thu, 12/22/11 | 21 Comments
The Lifetime Cost of Cable TV

We’ve been talking a lot about wants vs. needs lately and how to control your wants. One of the most notorious wants that many struggle with is cable TV.
That’s right – cable TV is a …

How to Control your Wants & Impulsive Buying
Tue, 12/20/11 | 13 Comments
How to Control your Wants & Impulsive Buying

Deciphering what is a want vs. a need is not always the easiest thing to do.
As we previously covered, at their simplest level they can be defined as:
What you need: the basic things that you …

Good or Bad Personal Finance Cliche? “A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned”
Mon, 12/19/11 | 10 Comments
Good or Bad Personal Finance Cliche? “A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned”

It is human nature to want to simplify topics and concepts that are complex, layered, and sometimes difficult to understand.
It’s a complicated world out there and we are bombarded with information on a daily basis. …

Wants vs. Needs: How to Turn Grey Into Black & White
Mon, 12/12/11 | 9 Comments
Wants vs. Needs: How to Turn Grey Into Black & White

At their simplest, expenses really fall into two different categories:
1. What you need: the things that you need to survive and function effectively in society: food, heat/electricity, a means of transportation, clothing, and water. I’ll …

How to Reach Health Insurance Nirvana with your Employer’s HDHP & HSA
Thu, 12/8/11 | 18 Comments
How to Reach Health Insurance Nirvana with your Employer’s HDHP & HSA

Health Care Cost Nirvana
If you’ve made the move to a HDHP, paired with an HSA that is sponsored by your employer, there is a health insurance “sweet spot” that nobody ever really talks about that …


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