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Can You Shop at Costco without a Membership? Yes! Here are 5 Ways
Mon, 01/27/14 | 62 Comments
Can You Shop at Costco without a Membership? Yes! Here are 5 Ways

If you are not one to compromise food quality (like me), but still seek out a good deal – the odds are strong that you have a Costco membership.
And if you don’t, you should seriously …

Direct Stock Purchase Plans (DSPP) & DRIP’s: An Overview
Wed, 01/22/14 | 7 Comments
Direct Stock Purchase Plans (DSPP) & DRIP’s: An Overview

DSPP’s Vs. DRIP’s
Direct stock purchase plans (or DSPP’s for short) are plans that allows you to buy stock directly from a company or their stock transfer agent – often times without a fee – and …

Healthcare.gov Prices are in. Here’s What I Found
Tue, 01/14/14 | 20 Comments
Healthcare.gov Prices are in. Here’s What I Found

After a massive fail back in the fall with website reliability at healthcare.gov, I was curious what my user experience would be like TODAY – and I was REALLY curious what insurance premium quotes on …

2014 Energy Tax Credit Details
Mon, 01/13/14 | 15 Comments
2014 Energy Tax Credit Details

Update: the 2015 and 2016 energy tax credits have since been released.
Energy Tax Credits
Well, we had some late changes on energy tax credits for 2014 after all.
The energy tax credits for common residential energy efficiency …

The Cheapest New Cars of 2014
Tue, 01/7/14 | 12 Comments
The Cheapest New Cars of 2014

Update: I have since published a list of the cheapest new cars of 2016 (and 2015 as well). What follows is for the 2014 model year.
If you’re new to this blog and in the market …

Share your Biggest Ups & Downs in 2013 & Set Goals for 2014
Wed, 01/1/14 | 17 Comments
Share your Biggest Ups & Downs in 2013 & Set Goals for 2014

Happy new year!
A few posts ago, I mentioned that one of my favorite things about holiday break is taking some time to reflect, assess, and set goals.
If you don’t know where you’ve been, where you’re …


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