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2013 National Park Week (April 20-28): Offers Free Admission to 401 National Parks, but Only on Weekdays
Sun, 04/21/13 | 3 Comments
2013 National Park Week (April 20-28): Offers Free Admission to 401 National Parks, but Only on Weekdays

2013 National Park Week
I’m a day late, but yesterday was the start of the U.S. National Park Service’s “National Park Week“.
I highlight this every year because the U.S. national parks could be the best idea …

Marissa Mayer Ending Telecommuting at Yahoo? No Big Deal. Your Work-Life Balance? Big Deal
Mon, 03/4/13 | 17 Comments
Marissa Mayer Ending Telecommuting at Yahoo? No Big Deal. Your Work-Life Balance? Big Deal

Marissa Mayer earned a lot of attention last week with her declaration to Yahoo employees that they would no longer be allowed to telecommute.
- Some have said it is not fair to employees who have …

When Two Becomes One: Newlywed Financial Optimization
Wed, 02/13/13 | 8 Comments
When Two Becomes One: Newlywed Financial Optimization

Fresh off a somewhat heated discussion around keeping finances separate or combining in marriage, I realized we didn’t even get to the fun stuff: the cost benefits of becoming a newlywed.
You could really swap in …

Money and Marriage: Should you Separate or Combine Finances?
Wed, 01/30/13 | 27 Comments
Money and Marriage: Should you Separate or Combine Finances?

Whenever marriage or a similar significant-other long-term partnership is formed, the question of combining finances (and to what extent) is bound to arise.
And, oh what an interesting (and challenging) conversation it is.
If you’re having trouble …

5 Life Takeaways from the Great Recession (to Prepare you for the Next One)
Wed, 12/5/12 | 9 Comments
5 Life Takeaways from the Great Recession (to Prepare you for the Next One)

The Great Recession meant a lot of things to a lot of people.
For many, unfortunately, it meant some combination of job loss, extensive periods of unemployment, home foreclosure, economic hardship, a huge portfolio hit, and …

5 Conversation Starters for a Financially Irresponsible Significant Other
Wed, 08/15/12 | 6 Comments
5 Conversation Starters for a Financially Irresponsible Significant Other

I am thoroughly convinced that financial compatibility is one of the biggest determining factors of relationship success.
After all, it all starts right from the beginning with the debatable “who should pay for the first date?” …


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