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Lifetime Earnings: The First Decade is EVERYTHING
Wed, 02/25/15 | 13 Comments
Lifetime Earnings: The First Decade is EVERYTHING

The New York Fed recently released a landmark study on individual lifetime earnings, called “What Do Data on Millions of U.S. Workers Reveal about Life-Cycle Earnings Risk?
The breadth and depth of the data analyzed – …

Walmart’s Wage Increase Raises the Floor for Low-Wage Worker Pay
Mon, 02/23/15 | 17 Comments
Walmart’s Wage Increase Raises the Floor for Low-Wage Worker Pay

I’ve bashed really big, cash-rich corporations for not paying a livable wage, and offered up some alternative retailers/restaurants that are paying a livable wage. Americans should not settle for pay of less than $10.
Apparently, Walmart …

The Opposite of Compound Returns
Wed, 02/18/15 | 15 Comments
The Opposite of Compound Returns

A while back, I wrote a well-received post on why it is so important to leverage the power of compound investment returns on your savings.
Here’s what I calculated, to make the case:
“$1 saved in your …

Consume More Gas at Low Prices? It’s a Trap!
Mon, 02/2/15 | 26 Comments
Consume More Gas at Low Prices? It’s a Trap!

As I’m sure you are joyfully aware, average gas prices have been rapidly decreasing over the past few months. The average U.S. price per gallon of gasoline is now $2.04 per gallon, with many regions …

Recently a Student? Take Advantage of these Education Tax Credits & Deductions in 2014 & 2015
Thu, 01/29/15 | 9 Comments
Recently a Student? Take Advantage of these Education Tax Credits & Deductions in 2014 & 2015

The readership here is heavy on those completing school for the first time and going back to school to further their education. So I’ve updated this post to reflect the 2014 and 2015 calendar years.
The …

The Most Fuel Efficient Cars of 2015
Mon, 01/26/15 | 5 Comments
The Most Fuel Efficient Cars of 2015

In this post, I will highlight the top 15 cars with the best fuel efficiency across all electric, hybrid, and gas-powered vehicles sold in the United States. 2015 will be another banner year for improved …


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