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The Millennial Personal Savings Rate is in. Sound the Alarms!
Mon, 11/17/14 | 14 Comments
The Millennial Personal Savings Rate is in. Sound the Alarms!

When someone asks me to give them one personal finance metric to really focus on that matters more than any other, there is no hesitation in my reply: “personal savings rate“.
No matter which way you …

Labeling the 3 Types of Purchases Makes you a Wiser Consumer
Mon, 11/10/14 | 14 Comments
Labeling the 3 Types of Purchases Makes you a Wiser Consumer

At the simplest level, when you break down everything you buy, or consume, it can all really be distilled in to 3 categories:
1. The stuff you actually need.
2. The stuff you want, that you think …

Open Enrollment Deserves your FULL Attention. Here’s Why
Wed, 10/29/14 | 10 Comments
Open Enrollment Deserves your FULL Attention. Here’s Why

Earlier this week, I received a note from my employer’s HR department that open enrollment for 2015 benefit elections had started. I instantly got a little giddy.
Every year, I get geeked out to find out …

Wedding Expenses and Marriage Success? Now We Have Data
Mon, 10/20/14 | 18 Comments
Wedding Expenses and Marriage Success? Now We Have Data

You may already know that I’m not a big fan of materialistic wedding expenses. More specifically, I think that the average cost of a wedding is stupidly high ($31,213 last year) and the average engagement …

Ask Your CEO for a Raise for 300,000 Co-Workers (& Other Ways to End up at the Bottom of the Sea)
Mon, 10/13/14 | 12 Comments
Ask Your CEO for a Raise for 300,000 Co-Workers (& Other Ways to End up at the Bottom of the Sea)

In case you missed it, here’s a fun little story for you. Wells Fargo (a massive top 4 bank headquartered in San Francisco) made the news last week, with a rather intriguing story.
One of its …

Prepaid Cell Plan Hacking: $7 Per Month and a Nice Phone?
Mon, 10/6/14 | 21 Comments
Prepaid Cell Plan Hacking: $7 Per Month and a Nice Phone?

For years, my wife had maintained her cell phone service with Net10 (one of the big prepaid MVNO carriers).
Even though it was dirt cheap at just $16.44 per month (including regulatory fees), it had been …


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