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Lessons from The Greatest Undocumented Investment Bubble in Modern History
Wed, 12/18/13 | 26 Comments
Lessons from The Greatest Undocumented Investment Bubble in Modern History

Around the same time, every Saturday, I’d pocket my $1 weekly allowance (not a typo), and head down to the local ice cream parlor on my bike.
I’d throw down my crumpled up dollar on the …

Choosing Part-Time
Thu, 12/12/13 | 9 Comments
Choosing Part-Time

The last two jobs my wife has been offered (and accepted) were both part-time jobs.
The first, as a landscape architect, was 4 work days (32 hours) per week.
The second, as a registered nurse, was 2 …

Can you Deduct Job Search Expenses?
Tue, 11/26/13 | 5 Comments
Can you Deduct Job Search Expenses?

Before I started tactically itemizing taxes, I had no clue that you could deduct job search expenses on your tax return.
The IRS does allow you to deduct job search expenses – as they are considered …

Bikes Outselling Cars? The Return of the Bicycle
Mon, 11/25/13 | 7 Comments
Bikes Outselling Cars? The Return of the Bicycle

So here is some geeky exciting news from good ole’ NPR that shows new bicycle sales are now far outpacing new car sales in Europe.
For a guy who bike commutes most of the year (and …

Reader 2014 Health Insurance Premium Price Change Roll Call
Tue, 11/19/13 | 12 Comments
Reader 2014 Health Insurance Premium Price Change Roll Call

We’ve been discussing HSA’s, HDHP’s, and the new insurance exchanges a lot lately, as 2014 marks the first year of the new public exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.
Love it, or hate it – the …

Google Helpouts: an Interesting New Way to Save & Make Money
Tue, 11/12/13 | 3 Comments
Google Helpouts: an Interesting New Way to Save & Make Money

Google just launched a new service last week called Google Helpouts. It’s been a bit under the radar compared to many previous launches for Google, but it has some interesting tie-ins to personal finance in …


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