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Money and Marriage: Should you Separate or Combine Finances?
Wed, 01/30/13 | 27 Comments
Money and Marriage: Should you Separate or Combine Finances?

Whenever marriage or a similar significant-other long-term partnership is formed, the question of combining finances (and to what extent) is bound to arise.
And, oh what an interesting (and challenging) conversation it is.
If you’re having trouble …

Free Birth Control for All Women? Almost…
Mon, 01/28/13 | 22 Comments
Free Birth Control for All Women? Almost…

There have been big health insurance changes as a result of the Affordable Care Act.
Thus far, I have not personally been majorly impacted by any major changes as a result of the ACA, aka “Obamacare”. …

New Federal “Pay As You Earn” Student Loan Repayment Plan Now Available
Wed, 01/23/13 | 22 Comments
New Federal “Pay As You Earn” Student Loan Repayment Plan Now Available

Towards the end of December, a new federal Pay As You Earn repayment plan for student loans became available.
If you’ve taken out a federal direct student loan within the last few years, you may be …

Do U.S. Employers have an Ethical Obligation to Give their Employees Paid Sick Days?
Wed, 01/16/13 | 18 Comments
Do U.S. Employers have an Ethical Obligation to Give their Employees Paid Sick Days?

It was a Friday, just the third day back from an extended two-week holiday vacation when my throat started getting scratchy.
By the next morning, I was running a fever. Much of the next two days, …

Roth 401K Conversions: Now that They’re Here, Should you Make the Switch?
Mon, 01/14/13 | 18 Comments
Roth 401K Conversions: Now that They’re Here, Should you Make the Switch?

The fiscal cliff deal brought a huge influx of noteworthy personal finance news.
One of the lesser publicized changes is pretty big for Roth retirement account lovers: you now have the option to convert your Traditional …

The Top 15 Cheapest New Cars of 2013
Mon, 01/7/13 | 14 Comments
The Top 15 Cheapest New Cars of 2013

Update: I have since published a more updated list of the cheapest new cars sold in the U.S. for 2016 (and previously 2014 and 2015).
The Thing About New Cars
I’ve put together a 2013 edition of …


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