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3 Credit Card Theft Scenarios you May not have Thought of
Mon, 04/23/12 | 2 Comments
3 Credit Card Theft Scenarios you May not have Thought of

Debit or credit card theft and fraud seems like an increasingly common occurrence these days. If it happens to your credit card, in most cases you are covered.
However, it can still a very stressful experience …

The Top 15 Cheapest New Cars of 2012
Tue, 01/3/12 | 24 Comments
The Top 15 Cheapest New Cars of 2012

Update: I’ve also put together a list of this year’s cheapest new cars, in addition to 2014 and 2013. What follows is for the 2012 model year.
Looking for a cheap new car? It’s important to …

How to Reach Health Insurance Nirvana with your Employer’s HDHP & HSA
Thu, 12/8/11 | 18 Comments
How to Reach Health Insurance Nirvana with your Employer’s HDHP & HSA

Health Care Cost Nirvana
If you’ve made the move to a HDHP, paired with an HSA that is sponsored by your employer, there is a health insurance “sweet spot” that nobody ever really talks about that …

What is a Health Savings Account (HSA)?
Thu, 12/1/11 | 11 Comments
What is a Health Savings Account (HSA)?

I recently moved from a traditional PPO health insurance plan to a high deductible health plan (HDHP) in this year’s open enrollment period.
Why? I’m young, healthy, and I haven’t been to the doctor more than …

What is a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)?
Mon, 11/21/11 | 13 Comments
What is a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)?

I previously mentioned that I had moved to a new high deductible health plan (HDHP) that my employer started offering during open enrollment.
I have had a few questions since around that declaration from people who …

Emergency Savings: is 6 Months Still Enough?
Wed, 08/17/11 | 24 Comments
Emergency Savings: is 6 Months Still Enough?

I was perusing unemployment duration data on the BLS website recently (yes, this is what personal finance bloggers do) and noticed that in early 2015 and the average duration of unemployment is still around 33 …


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