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Open Enrollment Deserves your FULL Attention. Here’s Why
Wed, 10/29/14 | 6 Comments
Open Enrollment Deserves your FULL Attention. Here’s Why

Earlier this week, I received a note from my employer’s HR department that open enrollment for 2015 benefit elections had started. I instantly got a little giddy.
Every year, I get geeked out to find out …

Wedding Expenses and Marriage Succes? Now We Have Data
Mon, 10/20/14 | 17 Comments
Wedding Expenses and Marriage Succes? Now We Have Data

You may already know that I’m not a big fan of materialistic wedding expenses. More specifically, I think that the average cost of a wedding is stupidly high ($29,858 last year) and the average engagement …

Ask Your CEO for a Raise for 300,000 Co-Workers (& Other Ways to End up at the Bottom of the Sea)
Mon, 10/13/14 | 12 Comments
Ask Your CEO for a Raise for 300,000 Co-Workers (& Other Ways to End up at the Bottom of the Sea)

In case you missed it, here’s a fun little story for you. Wells Fargo (a massive top 4 bank headquartered in San Francisco) made the news last week, with a rather intriguing story.
One of its …

Prepaid Cell Plan Hacking: $7 Per Month and a Nice Phone?
Mon, 10/6/14 | 21 Comments
Prepaid Cell Plan Hacking: $7 Per Month and a Nice Phone?

For years, my wife had maintained her cell phone service with Net10 (one of the big prepaid MVNO carriers).
Even though it was dirt cheap at just $16.44 per month (including regulatory fees), it had been …

Why you Are Not Taking your Paid Vacation Days, but SHOULD (Damnit!)
Mon, 09/29/14 | 14 Comments

Previous generations of workers fought their butts off for paid vacation leave. Some succeeded in getting this essential employee benefit from their employers. Others did not.
As a matter of fact, to this very day, the …

The 17-Item Grocery Challenge: Creating A Low-Cost Food Plan
Tue, 09/9/14 | 18 Comments
The 17-Item Grocery Challenge: Creating A Low-Cost Food Plan

The one expense category where my wife and I have not cut back on is food.
The average cost for food, per household, was $6,599 in the last full year of measured data. Despite rarely dining …


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