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Article Archive for January 2011

What would you do with your Life if Money were not an Issue?
Tue, 01/25/11 | 34 Comments
What would you do with your Life if Money were not an Issue?

I have a question for you.
It’s a question that, at its root, is the single biggest driving force behind wanting to improve our personal finances – whether we know it or not.
We work so that …

The Most Fuel Efficient Cars of 2011
Mon, 01/17/11 | 46 Comments
The Most Fuel Efficient Cars of 2011

Update: I have since published a list an updated list of the most fuel efficient cars.
Economic Recovery Re-Emphasizes Importance of Fuel Efficiency
One downside to economic recovery (which nobody would complain about right now) is higher …

The Top 15 Cheapest New Cars of 2011
Tue, 01/11/11 | 65 Comments
The Top 15 Cheapest New Cars of 2011

Update: I’ve also put together a list of this year’s cheapest new cars, in addition to 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. What follows is for the 2011 model year.
Thinking of buying a new car? If you’re frugal, …

Energy Tax Credits Extended but Reduced in 2011
Mon, 01/10/11 | 10 Comments
Energy Tax Credits Extended but Reduced in 2011

Update: the latest energy tax credit details have now been released.
Energy Tax Credit Changes in 2011
There is a home Energy Tax Credit this year, it’s just not half what it used to be. Literally. The …

2011 Tax Rate Bracket Changes Announced by IRS
Wed, 01/5/11 | 9 Comments
2011 Tax Rate Bracket Changes Announced by IRS

Update: The 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 tax brackets and standard deductions have since been announced.
2011 Tax Rate Changes
I’ve been discussing the Obama tax cut deal a lot recently, since there were so many …

The Hidden 401K Fees that Might Steal Years from your Retirement
Tue, 01/4/11 | 7 Comments
The Hidden 401K Fees that Might Steal Years from your Retirement

401K Fee Secrets
Did you know that your employer-sponsored 401K plan is able to charge you fees beyond the management fees of the funds that you invest in? It’s the dirty little secret of 401K plans. …


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