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The ACA (Obamacare) Survives. But is it Actually Working?
Tue, 06/30/15 | 17 Comments
The ACA (Obamacare) Survives. But is it Actually Working?

With last Thursday’s ACA Supreme Court ruling confirming that Congress intended to include subsidies for those on the federal exchange in addition to state exchanges, the ACA has now survived an election, two Supreme Court …

457B: The Mysterious Retirement Plan that could Turbo-charge your Retirement Savings
Mon, 06/22/15 | 10 Comments
457B: The Mysterious Retirement Plan that could Turbo-charge your Retirement Savings

In the wake of my wife getting a better job, I thought it would be wise to read through all of her new employer’s benefit plan details. Standard fare, when all of a sudden, something …

The Problem with Mainstream Personal Finance Gurus (and the 10% Rule)
Mon, 05/4/15 | 35 Comments
The Problem with Mainstream Personal Finance Gurus (and the 10% Rule)

A while back, I was in a job interview for a different role at my present employer. The interviewer, who knew of my personal finance writing background, concluded his round of questioning with this:
“So, what …

New LED Bulbs Have Reached “Foolish Not to Upgrade” Prices
Mon, 04/27/15 | 15 Comments
New LED Bulbs Have Reached “Foolish Not to Upgrade” Prices

A belated Earth Day post for you… you didn’t think I’d miss it, did you?
Back in October, I purchased my first A19 LED bulb and wrote that an LED vs. CFL cost analysis proved that …

The Impact of Saving our Tax Refunds
Mon, 04/13/15 | 7 Comments
The Impact of Saving our Tax Refunds

As we creep towards this week’s tax deadline, the IRS has been churning out data on average tax refunds already. So far this year, the average tax refund has come in at $2,893 – with …

Lazy with Food: Restaurant Vs. Grocery Expenses
Mon, 04/6/15 | 25 Comments
Lazy with Food: Restaurant Vs. Grocery Expenses

You can blame the plight of the common American’s bank account on many things – predatory lending, increased health care costs, the gutting of the middle class, higher taxes, stalling wage growth, etc., and you …


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