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6% Cash Back on Groceries Again? Year 2 Results are in
Wed, 04/2/14 | 18 Comments
6% Cash Back on Groceries Again? Year 2 Results are in

2013 was my second full year of using the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express as my primary card of choice for supermarket purchases. In my first full year of usage, I was able …

Capital Gains Taxes 101: For Anyone who Buys and Sells Investments
Wed, 03/19/14 | 11 Comments
Capital Gains Taxes 101: For Anyone who Buys and Sells Investments

Capital gains tax rules do not make for a particularly thrilling topic.
But… seeing that this is a personal finance blog geared towards young professionals and we should all be investing as early as possible, capital …

Drink This, Save Money
Wed, 03/12/14 | 13 Comments
Drink This, Save Money

Sometimes the biggest and easiest savings are right in front of our noses (or mouths).
If you’re really in a financial pinch or simply want to push your personal savings rate in to the next gear, …

A Way to Look at Credit Card Debt that Should Scare you In to Beating it
Mon, 03/10/14 | 8 Comments
A Way to Look at Credit Card Debt that Should Scare you In to Beating it

The average credit card APR these days is ~15.4% (with many north of 20%).
Actually, with monthly compounding balances, the effective APR is almost 1 percentage point higher. So let’s say 16%.
What this means, in simple …

Are You and Your Employer Paying Too Much for Health Insurance? Here’s How to Find Out
Wed, 03/5/14 | 13 Comments
Are You and Your Employer Paying Too Much for Health Insurance? Here’s How to Find Out

Want to know what your employer is paying for your health insurance and find out if they (and consequently you) are paying too much?
Just check out your W2, box 12, code DD. I’ll show you …

The Shocking Percentage of Americans that Live Paycheck-to-Paycheck (& Think that’s Fine)
Mon, 02/17/14 | 14 Comments
The Shocking Percentage of Americans that Live Paycheck-to-Paycheck (& Think that’s Fine)

Have you ever wondered what percent of Americans live paycheck-to-paycheck?
The answer to that question can be found buried within the most recent “Financial Capability in the United States” report, produced by the FINRA Investor Education …


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