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Don’t Settle for Anything Less than a Livable Wage
Mon, 06/30/14 | 8 Comments
Don’t Settle for Anything Less than a Livable Wage

At times we all have to work jobs that are not exactly what we envision ourselves in at our career peak. Case in point, my first job ever was as a busboy for a Flap …

Maximum HSA Contributions Increased for 2015
Wed, 06/25/14 | 6 Comments
Maximum HSA Contributions Increased for 2015

The IRS recently (and quietly) published an inflation adjustment increase to the maximum HSA contribution for 2015 over 2014′s maximum.
If you’ve been following along, you know that I have been a big fan of health …

How I CUT my Cost of Shaving by 90% with a Safety Razor
Mon, 06/23/14 | 22 Comments
How I CUT my Cost of Shaving by 90% with a Safety Razor

My entire post-pubescent life, I had used disposable and cartridge-based razors.
Like many in the 90′s era, I awkwardly started out with the plastic handle disposables. 1 blade (usually cheap and dull from the start), use …

Have Company Stock? Your Allocation to it Could be Dangerously High
Wed, 06/18/14 | 6 Comments
Have Company Stock? Your Allocation to it Could be Dangerously High

I’m fortunate to work for an employer that offers stock units to its employees. The number of units you could receive varies based on your job level and performance. Then, each year, a portion of …

The Art of Drying Yourself Off for Cheap
Mon, 06/16/14 | 19 Comments
The Art of Drying Yourself Off for Cheap

Here’s a fun little idea that can lead to you reducing your impact while saving money, simultaneously.
Instead of using a monster-sized towel to dry yourself off when exiting the shower (leaving it just partially wet), …

The Pursuit of More Money Trap
Wed, 06/11/14 | 8 Comments
The Pursuit of More Money Trap

Who doesn’t want to earn at least a little bit more than they are right now?
Back when I made $35,000 a year, I’d look to the goal of $40,000 as if it were the be-all-end-all …


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