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70% of Americans want to be Self-Employed. What is Stopping you?
Mon, 08/16/10 | 15 Comments
70% of Americans want to be Self-Employed. What is Stopping you?

There’s a huge gap in the United States between the percentage of Americans that ARE self-employed and the percentage of American’s that WANT to be self-employed. Let’s take a look at the numbers.
Percentage of Americans …

The Top Ten Cities for Young Professionals
Mon, 07/26/10 | 26 Comments
The Top Ten Cities for Young Professionals

Kiplinger recently rated its picks for the top 10 Best Cities for Young Adults. The factors that they took into consideration when compiling this ‘best’ list were:
1. healthy economies fueling new job growth
2. large percentages …

First Date: How Much Should you Spend?
Wed, 07/14/10 | 13 Comments
First Date: How Much Should you Spend?

Who Should Pay for the First Date – Taken to the Next Level
One of the most heated discussions elicited from any post EVER on 20somethingfinance came as a result of an analysis I did on …

Stop Wasting Money on Electricity! Your Guide to Identifying & Unplugging Standby Power Appliances
Thu, 07/1/10 | 12 Comments
Stop Wasting Money on Electricity! Your Guide to Identifying & Unplugging Standby Power Appliances

Roughly 10% or more of your electrical bill comes from appliances that you have ‘turned off’. Not pissed yet? Try this – according to the U.S. Department of Energy, 75% of appliance energy use comes …

How Much is your Time Worth? When Outsourcing your Life Makes Sense Financially
Tue, 04/13/10 | 17 Comments
How Much is your Time Worth? When Outsourcing your Life Makes Sense Financially

Ever sat there spending 3 hours cleaning your house or apartment on a beautiful sunny weekend day because you simply didn’t have any other time to do it? Or maybe you spent two hours mowing …

REI Review: Why the Lifetime REI Membership was Worth the Money
Wed, 03/24/10 | 50 Comments
REI Review: Why the Lifetime REI Membership was Worth the Money

Paid memberships are a tricky game. You know, the ones whereby paying a one-time, annual, or monthly fee you open up the possibility for potential savings or other benefits.
I’ve justified the purchase of three paid …


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