Earning More Does Not Cure All
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If you’ve spent any amount of time reading personal finance advice, you’ve surely come across gurus or opinionated individuals with an unwavering faith in the power of income to cure all financial ills.
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Why Market Timing Doesn’t Work: A Case Study
December 7, 2015 | 6 Comments
Why Market Timing Doesn’t Work: A Case Study

This year has been a roller coaster for investors. As a result, it provides a great case study on market timing (more specifically, why timing the market doesn’t work and should be avoided).
I realize we …

Happy Workers are Productive Workers (& Fearful Workers are Not)
November 30, 2015 | 4 Comments
Happy Workers are Productive Workers (& Fearful Workers are Not)

GDP is the measure of productivity that determines the overall health of the economy. A Nobel laureate economist once said, “Productivity isn’t everything, but in the long run it is almost everything. A country’s ability …

Costco Visa Card Details Leaked
November 23, 2015 | 11 Comments
Costco Visa Card Details Leaked

Update: details on the new Costco card (called the Costco Anywhere Visa Card by Citi) have now officially been released, and the cash back rewards are better than originally speculated.
I love Costco. To prove it, …

What’s Up with these New Chip Credit Cards? Here’s an Overview
November 16, 2015 | 11 Comments
What’s Up with these New Chip Credit Cards? Here’s an Overview

If you have a large number of credit cards, like I do, you probably received a barrage of new smart chip cards in the mail in recent months. And if you’re like me, you probably …

Should you Buy Supplemental Life Insurance through your Employer?
November 11, 2015 | 5 Comments
Should you Buy Supplemental Life Insurance through your Employer?

Open enrollment is RIGHT NOW for many employers. It’s a great time of year to do your homework and make some changes with your employee benefits. One area you may want to take an extended …

Open Enrollment Deserves your FULL Attention. Here’s Why
November 9, 2015 | 2 Comments
Open Enrollment Deserves your FULL Attention. Here’s Why

Last week, I received a note from my employer’s HR department that open enrollment for 2015 benefit elections had started. I instantly got a little giddy.
Every year, I get geeked out to find out if …


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