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Dude, Where’s my Open Enrollment?
Sun, 10/27/13 | 14 Comments
Dude, Where’s my Open Enrollment?

Ahhh… open enrollment.
A joyous time of year, when the leaves start turning colors and falling, there’s a crisp cool in the air, and you get to review 401K match, health insurance, HSA, FSA and other …

Is Organic Food a “Luxury”?
Wed, 10/23/13 | 18 Comments
Is Organic Food a “Luxury”?

An interesting discussion ensued last week on my cheap vs. quality vs. luxury post on organic food and whether or not it is a “luxury”.
In the post, I had given an example of a cheap …

Cheap Vs. Quality & Quality Vs. Luxury
Wed, 10/16/13 | 13 Comments
Cheap Vs. Quality & Quality Vs. Luxury

If you want to be smart about personal finance you have to understand the difference between cheap, quality, and luxury in order to make wise purchasing decisions.
On the surface, this seems easy. But it takes …

How Much Should I Save?
Mon, 10/14/13 | 25 Comments
How Much Should I Save?

I get asked “how much money should I save?” quite often.
It’s one of those questions that people want a black and white answer to.
And it’s hard not to blame them. Personal finance is hard. We …

Are Moving Expenses Tax Deductible?
Tue, 10/8/13 | 3 Comments
Are Moving Expenses Tax Deductible?

Reader, Kayla, writes in:
“I’m getting my first job and moving to a new location. Can I get any tax deductions for moving expenses?”
Congrats on landing your first job, Kayla – and great question.
Deducting moving …

Automatic “Gratuity” Will Soon be a Thing of the Past
Mon, 10/7/13 | 22 Comments
Automatic “Gratuity” Will Soon be a Thing of the Past

You’re out for a nice dinner on a special occasion, then all of a sudden the waiter shows up with a bill. You scan down to the bottom to notice an automatic “gratuity” 18-20% or …


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