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I Won the Mega Millions!
Mon, 04/2/12 | 18 Comments
I Won the Mega Millions!

… in my dream.
And the dream looked something like this:
1. Took the lump sum vs. the annuity.
2. Divided it equally into conservative fixed-income, low-risk investments. Didn’t touch the principal. Exciting dream, right?
3. Stopped going to …

Gen Y & their Boomerang to Nowhere
Mon, 03/26/12 | 27 Comments
Gen Y & their Boomerang to Nowhere

The Boomerang Generation
“Generation Y” and “The Millennial Generation” are common labels for the generation of Americans born from the early 80’s through the early 90’s (no doubt a healthy proportion of readers of this blog, …

Why the Goldman Sachs Resignation Letter from Greg Smith Lacks Credibility (& how to Resign with Dignity)
Mon, 03/19/12 | 10 Comments
Why the Goldman Sachs Resignation Letter from Greg Smith Lacks Credibility (& how to Resign with Dignity)

Greg Smith has become a bit of a cult hero for disgruntled white collar workers overnight, with his resignation letter from Wall Street investment banking firm Goldman Sachs in the form of a New York …

12 Utility Company Rebates & Freebies to Grab at the Beginning of the Year
Mon, 03/12/12 | 4 Comments
12 Utility Company Rebates & Freebies to Grab at the Beginning of the Year

I was exploring an energy use analysis on my utility company’s website when I noticed a link that led me to a rebate section on their website.
The rebate program section was not easy to find …

How much should you Spend on an Engagement Ring? How about Nothing?
Mon, 02/13/12 | 86 Comments
How much should you Spend on an Engagement Ring? How about Nothing?

We were standing at the top of a hill on an island in the middle of Lake Michigan. It was a clear September day, my soon-to-be wife’s birthday, as a matter of fact.
A rare bald …

How Much Electricity Costs to Power Household Devices & How to Cut your Usage
Mon, 01/30/12 | 22 Comments
How Much Electricity Costs to Power Household Devices & How to Cut your Usage

“Micromanaging” has a certain negative connotation due to its application in a work environment.
When it comes to budgeting, however, micromanagement should be embraced (don’t let anyone tell you otherwise).
Any time you are able to not …


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