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40+ Hours a Week Making Money & ZERO on Personal Finance? INSANITY!
Mon, 03/23/15 | 15 Comments
40+ Hours a Week Making Money & ZERO on Personal Finance? INSANITY!

Lets talk about personal finance time investment.
One of the great profound mysteries that I have been completely unable to understand or solve in my 7+ years of personal finance blogging is why the masses invest …

Have Kids? Save for your Retirement or Their College? Here’s a Guilt-Free Solution
Wed, 03/18/15 | 12 Comments
Have Kids? Save for your Retirement or Their College? Here’s a Guilt-Free Solution

A few weeks back, I was having a conversation with a co-worker who had the wise goal of “getting the most out of the benefits available” to employees at our company.
That proclamation opened the door …

Lifetime Earnings: The First Decade is EVERYTHING
Wed, 02/25/15 | 15 Comments
Lifetime Earnings: The First Decade is EVERYTHING

The New York Fed recently released a landmark study on individual lifetime earnings, called “What Do Data on Millions of U.S. Workers Reveal about Life-Cycle Earnings Risk?
The breadth and depth of the data analyzed – …

Walmart’s Wage Increase Raises the Floor for Low-Wage Worker Pay
Mon, 02/23/15 | 19 Comments
Walmart’s Wage Increase Raises the Floor for Low-Wage Worker Pay

I’ve bashed really big, cash-rich corporations for not paying a livable wage, and offered up some alternative retailers/restaurants that are paying a livable wage. Americans should not settle for pay of less than $10.
Apparently, Walmart …

The Opposite of Compound Returns
Wed, 02/18/15 | 16 Comments
The Opposite of Compound Returns

A while back, I wrote a well-received post on why it is so important to leverage the power of compound investment returns on your savings.
Here’s what I calculated, to make the case:
“$1 saved in your …

Consume More Gas at Low Prices? It’s a Trap!
Mon, 02/2/15 | 26 Comments
Consume More Gas at Low Prices? It’s a Trap!

As I’m sure you are joyfully aware, average gas prices have been rapidly decreasing over the past few months. The average U.S. price per gallon of gasoline is now $2.04 per gallon, with many regions …


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