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The Genius of Tiny Homes (with Inspiring TEDx Talk)
Mon, 12/15/14 | 21 Comments
The Genius of Tiny Homes (with Inspiring TEDx Talk)

I’ve talked about the benefits of tiny home living a number of times in the past, and for good reason: the average US home size is at an all time high of 2,598 square feet …

The Garage Renovation Project
Tue, 12/9/14 | 4 Comments
The Garage Renovation Project

Over the summer, my better half and I wrapped up our latest renovation project – the garage!
I wasn’t wise enough to take “before pictures” so that I could post a before/after comparison here (yeah, dumb), …

Unlimited Vacation Days? No Thanks!
Tue, 12/2/14 | 27 Comments
Unlimited Vacation Days? No Thanks!

The hottest new job perk these days is unlimited vacation time (aka “discretionary time off”, or DTO). That’s right, UNLIMITED VACATION DAYS! (WOO HOO!)
Virgin Air and Tribune (parent company for Chicago Tribute and the Los …

Jason Brown Leaves NFL Millions & then the Story Takes a REALLY Odd Turn
Tue, 11/25/14 | 13 Comments
Jason Brown Leaves NFL Millions & then the Story Takes a REALLY Odd Turn

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, and while you contemplate leaving your friends and family for the consumer madness of Black Friday, I wanted to share a good story that is in the spirit …

Roth IRA Basics, In a Question & Answer Format
Sun, 11/23/14 | 11 Comments
Roth IRA Basics, In a Question & Answer Format

Roth IRA’s have become quite popular among the millennial generation (and beyond) and can be a great addition to your retirement savings arsenal. But Roths bring a lot of questions with them, so I wanted …

Qualifying for the Saver’s Tax Credit in 2014 and 2015
Sun, 11/23/14 | 4 Comments
Qualifying for the Saver’s Tax Credit in 2014 and 2015

Free money is great, so this post has been updated for the 2014 and 2015 calendar years.
What is the Saver’s Credit?
The Saver’s Credit (aka the ‘retirement savings contribution credit‘) is a lesser known, highly advantageous …


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