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A New Car with 84 MPG at $6,800? Would you Buy an Elio Motors Car?
Thu, 08/28/14 | 36 Comments
A New Car with 84 MPG at $6,800? Would you Buy an Elio Motors Car?

I’m a bit of a car geek when it comes to automotive fuel efficiency gains.
But I’ve grown a bit cynical over the years. You see, every now and then a tiny car will come along …

Gen Y Retirement Savings Goal: $2 Million?
Mon, 08/25/14 | 14 Comments
Gen Y Retirement Savings Goal: $2 Million?

According to 77% of 226 investment advisors, in a recent survey, the low bar for what Gen Y should save for retirement is $2 million.
One author and investment firm president was quoted as prescribing,
“For a …

Credit Karma Now Offers Free Credit Report Access!
Mon, 08/18/14 | 4 Comments
Credit Karma Now Offers Free Credit Report Access!

Longtime readers will know that I have been using¬†Credit Karma to monitor my credit score for a while now. The free consumer credit information service (best way I can think of to describe it) built …

Personal Responsibility and Finance
Mon, 08/11/14 | 8 Comments
Personal Responsibility and Finance

Fresh off of my snarky “crowdfund my wedding” post a few weeks back, I have been keeping an eye on the latest crowdfunding trends. What a racket!
There was the story of the attractive and heavily …

Interviewer Asking for Reference to Current Supervisor?
Wed, 08/6/14 | 21 Comments
Interviewer Asking for Reference to Current Supervisor?

OK, this post is going to come across as part career advice, part opinion seeking, part storytelling, and part rant. Should be a fun one!
As many long-time readers will know, my wife made the career …

DIY Oil Changes: Are the Cost Savings Worth it?
Mon, 08/4/14 | 35 Comments
DIY Oil Changes: Are the Cost Savings Worth it?

My wife and I wrapped up our kitchen renovation project a few months ago, and the only thing we paid someone else to do was to install our countertops (kind of hard to transport (30 …


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