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Roth vs. Traditional Retirement Accounts: Why Roths are Not Always the Clear Winner
Wed, 05/29/13 | 53 Comments
Roth vs. Traditional Retirement Accounts: Why Roths are Not Always the Clear Winner

Amongst Gen X and Gen Y, there now seems to be an overwhelming belief that Roths are the better alternative when compared to Traditional retirement accounts.
When I talk to the fine folks I work with …

Want to Get a Sneak Peek at what your Health Insurance Premiums Might be Under Obamacare?
Mon, 05/27/13 | 10 Comments
Want to Get a Sneak Peek at what your Health Insurance Premiums Might be Under Obamacare?

We’ve all been anxiously awaiting to find out what the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”) will mean for all of us in terms of health insurance prices. And finally, there is some …

Average Tax Refund: How Does This Year Stack Up to the Historical Average?
Thu, 05/23/13 | 13 Comments
Average Tax Refund: How Does This Year Stack Up to the Historical Average?

I just found some data from the IRS on tax refunds, which, I found interesting (and hope you do too).
Let’s look at the numbers.
As of December 27, 2013, 148,035,000 tax returns have been submitted.
122,515,000 of …

FDIC Insurance: The Interesting History Behind it, Coverage Amounts, & How to Protect your Bank Assets
Wed, 05/22/13 | 5 Comments
FDIC Insurance: The Interesting History Behind it, Coverage Amounts, & How to Protect your Bank Assets

When you walk in to virtually any bank these days, you should be able to find a sticker or sign that says, “FDIC“, along with the statement “Deposits are backed by the full faith and …

Personal Finance: Practice the Values you Preach, or Alienate your Followers
Mon, 05/20/13 | 10 Comments
Personal Finance: Practice the Values you Preach, or Alienate your Followers

I happened across another personal finance blog article over the last few weeks that left me scratching my head and then doing some deep reflection.
I won’t mention specifics on who the blogger was to save …

Is “The College Experience” Worth the Price? It’s Debate Time…
Thu, 05/16/13 | 26 Comments
Is “The College Experience” Worth the Price? It’s Debate Time…

It was the first week of school, sophomore year of college. I’m sitting in a 300+ person lecture for a math course required for my business degree.
In walks the TA (teacher’s aide). And it’s his …


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