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U.S. Fuel Economy Standards: 54.5 MPG by 2025
Tue, 09/4/12 | 13 Comments
U.S. Fuel Economy Standards: 54.5 MPG by 2025

I almost missed this news as it was quietly slipped in between Super PAC programming, but a historical increase in fuel economy standards was finalized last week.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Environmental …

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 …

What is Prime Rate? & How Does it Impact me?
Mon, 08/20/12 | 2 Comments
What is Prime Rate? & How Does it Impact me?

If you’ve ever taken out a short-term loan, adjustable mortgage, private student loans, or owed money on a credit card, you’ve been impacted by the “prime rate”.
If you don’t know what the prime rate is, …

What’s in My Wallet
Tue, 08/7/12 | 30 Comments
What’s in My Wallet

I thought it might be kind of cool, as a personal finance blogger, to answer the annoyingly effective (or effectively annoying?) ad slogan question, “what’s in your wallet?”. And no, you won’t find a Capital …

Does Opening or Cancelling a Credit Card Impact your Credit Score? & How Much?
Mon, 07/9/12 | 10 Comments
Does Opening or Cancelling a Credit Card Impact your Credit Score? & How Much?

One of the biggest… I won’t say “myths”, but rather “over-exaggerated” credit score claims, is the impact of cancelling a card on your credit score. The same goes for the impact of opening a new …

Big Home: American Dream or Disease?
Mon, 07/2/12 | 15 Comments
Big Home: American Dream or Disease?

The Big Home American Dream
One of the biggest financial mistakes that I see time after time from friends, co-workers, and family is buying a big house.
Human beings are dreamers and planners. We like to think …


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