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Why Eyeglasses are so Expensive & how you can Pay Less
Tue, 10/16/12 | 49 Comments
Why Eyeglasses are so Expensive & how you can Pay Less

Ever wonder why eyeglasses are so expensive?
60 Minutes had a really interesting piece on the Italian eyeglass manufacturer, Luxottica that helps explain why.
Luxottica manufactures just about every designer eyeglass brand in the market – Gucci, …

Help! My Health Insurer won’t Pay the Bill!
Wed, 09/26/12 | 17 Comments
Help! My Health Insurer won’t Pay the Bill!

My Health Insurer is Not Paying the Bill
I am willing to bet that many of you have encountered a situation where you noticed an error in your medical bill, but your health insurer delays in …

Charitable Tax Deductions & the Ambiguous Donation Receipt
Mon, 09/17/12 | 28 Comments
Charitable Tax Deductions & the Ambiguous Donation Receipt

Prior to my current day job, I worked in fundraising for a 501(c)3 charitable organization.
In that role, the most common questions I received were around tax deductions and donation receipts.
“Do I have to have a …

Job Commitment & Loyalty: Would you Sign a Job Contract?
Wed, 09/12/12 | 21 Comments
Job Commitment & Loyalty: Would you Sign a Job Contract?

I have a good hypothetical for you on job loyalty. And I haven’t done a good ole’ fashion reader poll in ages. So, it’s time.
Let me first set this one up with some context.
Most of …

Student Loan Deferment, Forbearance, & Forgiveness Options
Wed, 09/5/12 | 12 Comments
Student Loan Deferment, Forbearance, & Forgiveness Options

Student loan debt is a problem in the U.S. It has surpassed $1 trillion, and even surpassed credit card debt for the first time ever. I do not carry any student loans, but my wife …

Education Tax Credits & Deductions in 2012
Mon, 08/27/12 | 24 Comments
Education Tax Credits & Deductions in 2012

Update: the 2013 & 2014 education tax credits & deductions have since been posted. This article is focused on 2012.
It’s back to school week for many students. This post should be timely for those of …


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