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Buy or Rent? Look at the Price-Rent Ratio
Mon, 03/15/10 | 19 Comments
Buy or Rent? Look at the Price-Rent Ratio

Kiplinger recently ran an article that shed some really great light on whether it makes more sense to buy a home or rent an apartment. I’ve never addressed this topic on 20somethingfinance, because quite frankly …

TrueEarnings® Card from Costco & American Express Review
Sun, 03/14/10 | 21 Comments
TrueEarnings® Card from Costco & American Express Review

Update: In early 2016, Costco will be switching from this card to a Costco Visa Card.
I’ve been a Costco member for 5 years and right around the time that my wife and I started shopping …

6 Reasons why you Might Want to Consider a Ford Fiesta
Thu, 03/11/10 | 30 Comments
6 Reasons why you Might Want to Consider a Ford Fiesta

Buying a new car typically doesn’t make the list of best personal finance practices. That being said, we all know that, and whole bunch of us still end up doing it. IF you’re going to …

How to Avoid Getting Burned by the Magazine Industry
Tue, 03/2/10 | 9 Comments
How to Avoid Getting Burned by the Magazine Industry

Maybe I’m in the minority here, but I still do (and proudly) subscribe to a few magazines – and I won’t be stopping unless the magazines close shop. My personal favorites are Kiplinger and Backpacker.
That …

55 Marketable Hobbies that you Love & Can Get Paid For
Sun, 02/28/10 | 11 Comments
55 Marketable Hobbies that you Love & Can Get Paid For

This is the third installment off my “Start Retiring Now by Getting Paid to do what you Love” Series. In the first post, I offered up a bit of motivation to start exploring your own …

Never Hire a Contractor without Following These 5 Steps First
Sun, 02/14/10 | 12 Comments
Never Hire a Contractor without Following These 5 Steps First

How to Find a Good Contractor & Save Money
If you’re like me, your home is your baby. You wouldn’t hire the first babysitter that you found in an ad without first asking some questions and …


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