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Expense Value as Time Worked
Wed, 06/4/14 | 14 Comments
Expense Value as Time Worked

A penny saved is not only a penny earned.
In monetary terms, it’s actually about 1.33 pennies earned (if you are in the 25% federal tax bracket).
That alone should be enough incentive to cut back on …

Where to Find the Best Appliance Deals & Get at Least 25% Off Every Time
Wed, 05/21/14 | 11 Comments
Where to Find the Best Appliance Deals & Get at Least 25% Off Every Time

As part of my big kitchen renovation (more details to come) I had decided to replace my 20-year old appliances for more efficient, functional, and quite frankly, better looking ones that actually match the rest …

Shopping for New Appliances? Follow These 10 Tips
Mon, 05/19/14 | 16 Comments
Shopping for New Appliances? Follow These 10 Tips

My wife and I recently undertook a kitchen renovation, which is still in progress. Once complete, I’ll share the story, pictures, and some numbers, but that will probably turn in to a novel. Meanwhile, I …

Capital Gains and Selling Employee Stock: What you Don’t Know CAN Hurt you
Wed, 05/7/14 | 8 Comments
Capital Gains and Selling Employee Stock: What you Don’t Know CAN Hurt you

A while back, we covered capital gains tax basics. One thing I didn’t get in to that I thought deserved a post all of its own is capital gains on employee stock units – you …

Nominate An Item that is Most Symbolic of Consumerism Gone Wrong
Wed, 04/23/14 | 48 Comments
Nominate An Item that is Most Symbolic of Consumerism Gone Wrong

I have been trying to think of an item that perfectly symbolizes consumerism gone wrong.
You know, those things that are just absolutely unnecessary, wasteful, atrocious inventions.
I need your help.
It’s tough. Everywhere you look, there are …

6% Cash Back on Groceries Again? Year 2 Results are in
Wed, 04/2/14 | 17 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 …


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