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25 Awful Things that Still Beat Shopping on Black Friday
Mon, 11/28/11 | 12 Comments
25 Awful Things that Still Beat Shopping on Black Friday

Black Friday is a marketing gimmick to get consumers out to the store to spend their hard-earned cash on a bunch of shit that they and their loved ones don’t need. It’s evil. And it’s …

The Cheapest College Towns to Live in & why you Should Consider Moving to One
Wed, 11/23/11 | 11 Comments
The Cheapest College Towns to Live in & why you Should Consider Moving to One

Having lived in two college towns (one as a student and one currently for employment), I can attest that they are great places to take up residence.
If I had to sum up in one word …

What is a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)?
Mon, 11/21/11 | 13 Comments
What is a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)?

I previously mentioned that I had moved to a new high deductible health plan (HDHP) that my employer started offering during open enrollment.
I have had a few questions since around that declaration from people who …

The Age Wealth Gap is Getting Bigger & Our Net Worth Sucks. Here’s how we Fix it.
Mon, 11/14/11 | 10 Comments
The Age Wealth Gap is Getting Bigger & Our Net Worth Sucks. Here’s how we Fix it.

I still am not entirely sure what Occupy wants yet, but research released this past week by the Pew Research Center may be central to why they are sitting in the streets in the first …

10 Ways to Cut the Cost of Dining Out at Restaurants
Tue, 11/8/11 | 6 Comments
10 Ways to Cut the Cost of Dining Out at Restaurants

This should not be news to you: dining out at restaurants is expensive.
I’ve determined that the average cost of restaurant meals when dining out is about 3X what I pay for the ingredients to make …

Will you Qualify for the Saver’s Tax Credit in 2011 or 2012?
Sat, 11/5/11 | 14 Comments
Will you Qualify for the Saver’s Tax Credit in 2011 or 2012?

What is the Saver’s Credit?
The Saver’s Credit (officially dubbed the ‘retirement savings contribution credit‘) is a lesser known, highly advantageous tax credit that the IRS makes available to low and moderate income taxpayers who make …


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