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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 …

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 …

The Millennial Personal Savings Rate is in. Sound the Alarms!
Mon, 11/17/14 | 13 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 …

Wedding Expenses and Marriage Success? Now We Have Data
Mon, 10/20/14 | 19 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 …

Crowdfund your Wedding! Here’s How to do it.
Tue, 07/22/14 | 18 Comments
Crowdfund your Wedding! Here’s How to do it.

Yo, fiancés – I have some great money saving advice for you, so listen up!
You know that $40,000 wedding you are planning? Yep, the one that you want to comfortably be above the $30,000 average …


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